Los Angeles, CA – The Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) announced today it will present its prestigious Hon. Harriett Wieder Leadership Award to Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, at SCWC’s upcoming 31st Annual Dinner on October 29.
Under Marcus’ leadership, the State Water Resources Control Board is taking on unprecedented challenges as it works to balance the needs of people, businesses, farms and the environment during this relentless drought. With statewide water quality and supply issues under her purview, Marcus’ role is more crucial than ever and her leadership has shown through. She has led the charge for increased water conservation and got results—California has reduced water consumption by nearly 30 percent from June 2015 through August 2015.
“Ms. Marcus holds arguably the single most challenging position in California water and she has not shied away from making tough decisions,” said Charles Wilson, Chairman of SCWC’s Board of Trustees. “Her thoughtful approach to California’s most complex water issues is paired with the strength and sharp focus of a true leader.”
Marcus joins an impressive group who have been honored with this award. Each year, SCWC selects an individual that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and achievement in water.
“Water agencies, cities, businesses and individuals have all stepped up to the plate during this drought, building on water conservation efforts to achieve unprecedented results. It has been a collaborative effort, and I’m honored to receive this recognition on behalf of the team,” said Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.
The SCWC Annual Dinner is the region’s premiere networking event for water, business, agriculture, local government, labor and environmental leaders. The event is being held on October 29 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.socalwater.org/events-and-calendar/388-scwcs-31st-annual-dinner-.
Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state’s water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Ventura and Kern counties, the SCWC’s members include representatives from business, government, agriculture, water agencies, labor and the general public. Visit us at www.socalwater.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.