Council News


Water Rates Workshop Presentations Now Available

Water Rates Workshop Presentations Now Available

Monday, February 02, 2015

During the Council’s recent water rates workshops, more than 150 attendees heard from a wide variety of experts on how water utilities can assure fiscal stability while still sending effective conservation signals and complying with state law. The workshops were designed for general managers and financial officers and were made possible with funding from the California Department of Water Resources. The workshop also presented a new, open-source water rate-setting tool. Workshop partners included the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Association of California Water Agencies, California Urban Water Agencies, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the Cal-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association. The Council was further assisted with sponsorship from Group 3 members Dropcountr and WaterSmart Software.

For a complete list of speakers, and to view the presentations from both workshops, please click here or visit the Water Rates Workshop webpage.

Thank you to our partners:

Thank you to our sponsors:


Turf Removal Programs: Council Data Request!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dear Council Members, 

The Council has been working to compose a 'Turf Removal Program: Lessons Learned' report. This report will share the challenges and joys of turf removal programs as well as strategies to help design and implement effective programming.

Please join your fellow water agencies in contributing to the on-going data collection by filling out this sheet to the best of your agency’s ability and sending it to landscape@cuwcc.org
. Upon submission, in addition to a note conveying our heart-felt gratitude, you will receive a request for a 30-minute phone call during which time we will solicit your anecdotal program insights.

Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions! The report will be available to Council members upon completion.


Council's 'How To' Water Conservation 'Video Library' Now Live!

Monday, January 12, 2015
A collection of water conservation ‘How-To’ videos are now catalogued and available for viewing on the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s website at http://cuwcc.org/Resources/Video-Library.

Click on the article title above for more details.


Council Announces Excellence Awards

Friday, December 12, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Excellence Award Winners who were recently recognized during the Council's Plenary meeting in Irvine.

Llana Sherman Excellence Award for Local/Community Innovations
- Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District

Mike Moynahan Excellence Award for Statewide/Institutionalized Innovations
- Robert Wilkinson, Bren School at UC Santa Barbara
- Manucher Alemi, CA Department of Water Resources

Please click the header to read more.


Don't Be Fooled by Unwise Water-Wise Plan Choices

by Plant Right’s Greg Richardson

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
California’s drought is popularizing low-water landscaping: lawns are coming out, sustainable landscaping is
going in.
 
Fortunately, water agencies, nurseries, and garden media are all promoting drought-tolerant
plant lists to guide purchasing decisions and reduce water usage. Unfortunately, in this rush for
water conservation, invasive plants are creeping onto some of these lists! Maybe you’ve already
noticed…

Click here to read the full story. 
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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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