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CalWEP Marks Official Launch and Evolution

CalWEP Marks Official Launch and Evolution

Friday, March 09, 2018

 SACRAMENTO— Nearly 150 water conservation professionals, water industry leaders and elected officials came together March 7 in Sacramento to mark the official launch and evolution of the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP).

Over the past several years, the Partnership has been undergoing an organizational transformation, from implementing 25-year old best management practices on water conservation as the California Urban Water Conservation Council 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 urban water conservation challenges and requirements have evolved in California, so too has this organization successfully evolved,” said CalWEP Executive Director Mary Ann Dickinson. “We are building on a proud legacy of collaboration, expertise and leadership dedicated to addressing California’s unique challenges and opportunities but with a new focus and decision-making framework.”

                                                                                                                            Photo by Tia Gemmell

During the event, Steven Moore, Vice Chair of the State Water Board, presented the Partnership with a resolution, which stated, “The State Water Board is pleased to commend the California Water Efficiency Partnership as it celebrates its launch and looks forward to working closely to advance water conservation and efficiency actions statewide.”

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Q1 Partner Plenary (All-Member) Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Partner Plenary Meeting Highlights

MARCH 7, 2018 
10:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Host: Regional Water Authority 
Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District 
10060 Goethe Road, Sacramento CA 95827 

Check out our Launch Page for the Full Agenda

Keynote: “Preparing for California’s Next Drought: Roles for Urban Utilities, the State, and the Public.”Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California & David Mitchell, MCubed

CalWEP Strategic Plan & Member Listening Tour – Mary Ann Dickinson

“California Urban Water Conservation Delivers Bonus Energy Savings” - Kendra Olmos, Executive Director, UC Davis Center for Water and Energy Efficiency

“Yin and Yang: Positioning Your Water Conservation Portfolios for Energy Efficiency Gains” – Jonathan Kleinman, President, Aiqueous and Lauren Casentini of Resource Innovations

Avoided Cost Analysis of LADWP’s Rates - Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services and Terrence McCarthy, LADWP

DWR Update – Peter Brostrom, California Department of Water Resources

SLACK for CalWEP CII – A Collaboration Platform to Facilitate Interaction – Marty LaPorte, Principal, ManageWater, Inc.

Q3 Partner Plenary Meeting, (South)

Q3 Partner Plenary Meeting, (South)


Peer-To-Peer 2018, San Francisco

Peer-To-Peer 2018, San Francisco

5/30/2018 - 5/31/2018

May 30-31, 2018
PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Board Meeting - MWDOC

Board Meeting - MWDOC