Council News


RFP: Seeking Sustainable Landscape Market Transformation Assistance

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Using Market Transformation Principles to Accelerate the Transition to Sustainable Landscaping in California: 

Initial Research & Market Transformation Plan Refinement

The California Urban Water Conservation Council (Council) seeks expertise to launch Phase 1 of
its Market Transformation Plan to accelerate the transition to multiple-benefit, sustainable
landscaping in California. More specifically, as detailed in the RFP, the Council is seeking to
engage individuals or organizations with capabilities and capacities, in the very short term, to
begin essential market research and plan refinement.

Find the full RFP here


Built to Last: Imagining a New Landscape for California

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Council recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s “Water Conservationcampaign that showcases how precious the world’s water supply is. Industry leaders and associations came together to educate and inspire readers on how to reuse, recycle, and conserve water. The campaign was distributed in the centerfold of LA Times on August 29, 2015 and is published on a Mediaplanet original site. Check out the article excerpt and link below:

"California is undergoing a landscape revolution.

Imagine that you travel back in time, before human settlement of California. You are there to investigate California’s native landscapes. What do you find? Lush green lawns? No. Tropical oases? No. A rich variety of plants surviving under the wide range of climate conditions without supplemental irrigation or chemical inputs from humans? Yes."

Read the full story here: http://www.climatechangeadvocacy.com/water-conservation/built-to-last-imagining-a-new-landscape-for-california-infographic

Click on the following link for the full infographic: http://www.climatechangeadvocacy.com/ms-admin/images/1413/9-steps_O.jpg 

 


Water Loss Audit II (Data Validity) Workshops

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The Council in partnership with DWR is holding 8-10 water loss workshops around California between September 2015 and March 2016. The target audience for these one-day hands-on workshops is agencies who have already completed the basic water audit course. The classes will be taught by Reinhard Sturm and Kate Gasner from Water Systems Optimization.

Governor Issues Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Historic Moment: First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

"Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient."

Read the full news release from the Office of the Governor here: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18910
 

New Council Report: Turf Removal & Replacement

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Council is excited to announce the release of its new report - Turf Removal & Replacement: Lessons Learned.

This report offers a quantitative context for turf removal programs, details anecdotal program challenges, and provides guidance on how to optimize program outcomes.

Data and information presented in the report were collected from Council member water agencies. 

Thank you to all Council members for your support; this report was made possible through your annual dues. 

Special thanks to the contributing agencies - your voluntary data-sharing is Council 'reporting' at its best.

 

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BMP Reporting News

BMP Reporting Completion Date Extended Until October, 31, 2015

Special Extension for 2013-2014 Reporting Period: The BMP Reporting Deadline has been extended until October 31, 2015 to allow agencies additional time after the  updates to the database have been completed.

The Council typically encourages water supplier members to complete their biennial reporting within six months of the end of all even years based on the calendar used by their agency (e.g., calendar year or fiscal year).   Click the header to read more...

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RFPs

RFP: Seeking Sustainable Landscape Market Transformation Assistance

Using Market Transformation Principles to Accelerate the Transition to Sustainable Landscaping in California: 

Initial Research & Market Transformation Plan Refinement

The California Urban Water Conservation Council (Council) seeks expertise to launch Phase 1 of
its Market Transformation Plan to accelerate the transition to multiple-benefit, sustainable
landscaping in California. More specifically, as detailed in the RFP, the Council is seeking to
engage individuals or organizations with capabilities and capacities, in the very short term, to
begin essential market research and plan refinement.

Find the full RFP here

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