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Mary Ann Dickinson Delivered Keynote Address at ACWA Regulatory Summit

Mary Ann Dickinson Delivered Keynote Address at ACWA Regulatory Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017


CalWEP's Transition Executive Director, Mary Ann Dickinson presented the Keynote Address: “Putting Water Loss in Context” at ACWA's Water Loss Summit, October 17, 2017 in Sacramento, CA

Other topics included: 
      Status of Water Loss Audit Regulations and Audits
      Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (TAP): Update and Lessons Learned
      Water Loss Performance Standards, Approach, Time Frame, Goals and Objectives
      Water Loss Detection and Control Technologies
      Funding and Technical Assistance

Please click here to view Mary Ann's presentation

Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

News Release


SACRAMENTO—The California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) and Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced that they are forming a new partnership, bringing together two of the country’s major organizations dedicated to improving and enhancing water efficiency in California and the United States.

 Beginning January 1, 2018, the CalWEP will become a chapter of the Alliance

“This is an outstanding move for advancing water efficiency and conservation,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, who is serving as both the CalWEP Transition Executive Director and AWE President & CEO. “The alignment of these two major organizations provides new focus, unity and resources to advancing water efficiency and leverages each organization’s investments.”

 The move comes as the CalWEP, formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council, undergoes an organizational transformation, from implementing 25-year old best management practices on water conservation into a new entity focused on helping water providers meet emerging legislative and regulatory mandates for Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.

 “As a chapter of the Alliance, CalWEP will have access to all of the resources that the Alliance offers but with a focus on addressing California’s unique issues and providing value to members and California water providers,” said Joe Berg, Chair of the CalWEP Board of Directors. “This new collaboration will allow both organizations to capitalize on the other’s capabilities and to develop programs and tools they otherwise might not have the capacity to accomplish.”

 The two organizations currently share members and are collaborating on several projects. CalWEP recently unveiled a new logo that echoes the Alliance’s logo. The logo also includes elements to represent CalWEP’s focus on fostering collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Swirls of blue represent the many voices within CalWEP, whose members include professionals in the water utility, business, non-profit and other sectors. 

In addition to the new logo, CalWEP is working to create a new Web site—CalWEP.org—which is expected to be unveiled in early 2018.  

The California Water Efficiency Partnership (formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council) is an innovative leader, voice and expert on water efficiency in California that fosters collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Learn more at cuwcc.org


CalWEP's 3rd Quarter All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

CalWEP's 3rd Quarter All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2017

All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
San Jose Water Company
1221A South Bascom Avenue   
San Jose, CA 95128

Click here for the Agenda
 

Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 20 at the San Jose Water Company.  Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend in person.  We are strongly urging everyone to join us on site for two reasons:  1) We want to have an open membership discussion of the AWE affiliation recommendations, which are an important strategic change for the partnership; and 2) We are reinstating the former plenary tradition of having great keynote speakers and panelists. For September we have a truly killer keynote speaker confirmed:  Jamie Workman of AquaShares will open the meeting and reprise his international keynote talk that he gave at the Efficient2017 conference in Bath, England.  This will be a very interesting presentation about the customer conservation credits trading platform that he is building in Sonoma County at the Valley of the Moon Water District.  This awesome keynote talk should not be missed!
 
See you in San Jose on Wednesday September 20!
 
Please click here to see Jamie Workman's bio.

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Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Friday, September 01, 2017
The 2017 biennial California-Nevada water rate survey will be conducted from August 9 through September 20. 

This year’s survey features an expanded partnership, with the California Data Collaborative (CaDC) joining Raftelis Financial Consultants (RFC) and the California-Nevada Section of AWWA.  The survey serves as a significant resource for its primary audience of utility managers, and the project team will implement new ways to make the survey as universal as possible, including more extensive outreach and a volunteer hackathon of water rates led by CaDC. 

The 2017 survey adds three questions about changes to rates and rate structures resulting from the severe drought.  Please click here for the survey and thank you for your participation. 

Highlights

  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F007 provides up to $200,000 financial support for applicants that need to develop or update a drought contingency plan.  Projects that develop a new Drought Contingency Plan or update an existing Drought Contingency Plan are eligible for funding.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 7, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Kevin Connolly.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F008 provides two different funding groups for projects that will increase water management flexibility and improve the resiliency of water resources throughout the West.  Drought resiliency projects mitigate the effects of drought by increasing the reliability of water supplies, improving water management, and providing benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment.  In Funding Group I, the federal government will fund up to $300,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  In Funding Group II, the federal government will fund up to $750,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 13, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Josh German.

  • Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants 

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  • CalFed FOA BOR-MP-18-F002 will fund feasible urban and agricultural projects that improve ecosystem health, including protection of endangered and threatened species, water supply reliability or water quality of the California Bay-Delta through water use efficiency and conservation that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings or improved water management. Proposals may include any type of implementation, demonstration, pilot water use efficiency, or conservation projects that have benefits to the California Bay-Delta.

    Closing Date for Applications: Mar 15, 2018

    View Grant Opportunity

    Administrative questions concerning this FOA should be directed to Nicole Saulnier. Technical questions should be directed to David White.