E-Newsletter: Annual Mtg. & Dinner Last Call, WaterNext Update and more!
October 31, 2017

                                                                Last Call!

                                                 2017 Annual Meeting & Dinner

UPDATE: John Laird named Keynote Speaker & Harriett Wieder Award Recipient

The region's premiere networking event for water, business, agriculture, local government, labor and environmental leaders is just one week away, RSVP today!

CA WaterFix Update

SCWC's WaterNext program in support of California WaterFix continues as support for the project builds:


In case you missed our most recent whiteboard video on why we can't afford to keep losing out on hundreds of billions of gallons of water because of our old delivery system...

Watch it here: 

To learn more about SCWC's WaterNext program, check out the supporter toolkit housed on our WaterNext webpage!

 ICYMI: Stormwater Workshop

And just like that, another successful Stormwater Workshop is in the books. Presentations on innovative projects, diverse in scope, geography and budget, were in no short supply:

  • Keynote speaker and TreePeople President Andy Lipkis spoke on climate impact and the importance of integrated mangement to our region.


  • Miluska Propersi of MWD and Lee Alexanderson of LACFCD provided a preview of SCWC's soon-to-be released 2017 Stormwater Whitepaper.


  • Henry Graumlich of Calleguas Municipal Water District presented on the topic of how to get water agencies to pay for stormwater projects.


All presentations from the workshop can be viewed and downloaded here.

Thank you to all attendees and presentors for bringing your expertise and ideas to the table for a productive dialogue among cities, water agencies, regulators and regional leaders. 


AB 574: SCWC Supported Potable Reuse Bill Signed Into Law

At the beginning of this month, AB 574- requiring the California State Water Resources Control Board to develop regulations on how, and under what circumstances, recuycled water could be used for drinking- received final legislative approval from Governor Brown. 

Executive Director Charles Wilson had this to say about the passage of AB 574:

"Given California's propensity for drought conditions, and today's overall climate realities, not only must we move forward with the California WaterFix Project in order to ensure reliable, high- quality water for Southern Calfornia, we must also pursure augmentations such as stormwater capture, conservation measures- and potable reuse. 

California took a large step forward last year with the decision to move ahead with adopting direct potable reuse regulations, but decision makers need the certainty AB 574's four- year plan will provide in order to confidently include potable reuse into water supply portfolios SCWC applaudes Governor Brown's signing of AB 574."