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Results of Member Vote on Council Proposal for Organizational Evolution

Friday, January 06, 2017
The Board's recommendation to refocus and restructure the California Urban Water Conservation Council has passed by written vote of the members. Voting ended December 30, 2016. The changes will take place through a combination of bylaws amendments, financial arrangements and other transition matters.

Ballots were returned by 80 Group 1 members with only one no vote. Six Group 2 members returned ballots, all in favor of the proposal. Therefore, the proposal passed. This approval of the proposed changes sunsets the Council on December 31, 2016 as we have known it and lays the groundwork for creating a refocused and restructured organization beginning in 2017. The transition period is now underway per the Transition Plan outlined by the Board. Additional details and updates will be forthcoming. Complete information on the vote and the Transition Plan, along with a list of FAQs, can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the vote or this transition, please contact Sarah Foley, Interim Executive Director at

Upcoming Member Vote on Council Changes

Monday, November 28, 2016

At its November 16, 2016, meeting, the Council Board approved a package of agreements that will allow the Council to substantially restructure and re-focus itself. The three main elements of the package are: a set of bylaws amendments; a financial settlement; and a transition plan.


The Board authorized a member vote on the package by written ballot.


The ballot as well as a full package of explanatory materials will be sent to members on Wednesday, November 30. The voting period will extend to the end of December.


In the meantime, save the date for two important events:


Webinar Tuesday, December 6 — from 10 am - Noon.  This webinar will present a summary of the Board’s recommendation and give participants a chance to ask quesions and make comments.  Registration information can be found here.


— Fourth Quarter Plenary, December 13 — LADWP Wall Street facility, Los Angeles.  This will be a second opportunity to give participants a chance to ask quesions and make comments.  Members who wish to will also be able to turn in their ballots.  Because space is limited, register for the Plenary by sending an email to

Peer-to-Peer 2016

Tools and Training for Water Conservation Professionals

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Peer-to-Peer 2016Registration is now open for Peer-to-Peer 2016.  Visit the Council Store to register today.

Peer-to-Peer 2016 is the Council’s dynamic, interactive gathering for water conservation and efficiency professionals like yourself. There, you can share with colleagues from other utilities the on-the-job challenges you face. Learn with, and from, your peers about solutions that work.  We have developed a program with useful sessions for all levels of experience.

For more information, see the Peer-to-Peer event page.

Wiki Content Specialist - Contractor Wanted

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The California Urban Water Conservation Council, now in its 25th year, has a number of research articles to be uploaded to our new research portal.  To complete this project the Council is seeking to contract with a wiki content specialist for a temporary project.  The primary task will be to upload and format the research into the new wiki environment.  We are looking for a contractor who has attention to detail, experience writing and formatting papers, and possesses the ability to quickly learn simple web development or programming skills.  Some basic training will be provided, with the expectation that existing online resources can be used as a reference and learning tool. For more information, please see the project details.

Council Job Opportunity

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Council Job Opportunity

The California Urban Water Conservation Council is recruiting a
Database Administrator.
  • Want to use your database and programming skills to promote the public good.
  • Are excited about working on bold-new data initiatives.
  • Can’t stand the idea of working for a huge bureaucracy.
  • Cringe at the thought of working in a cubicle.
  • Want to work with genuinely friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Enjoy some flexibility in your work hours and locations.
  • Deserve a job with benefits.
We:       Are a 25-year old, Sacramento-based nonprofit with a statewide membership. Our members include water supply utilities, environmental advocacy organizations, state agencies and water industry businesses and professionals. We provide technical expertise and facilitation support for interest-based, consensus-seeking public policy collaboratives that promote increased urban water efficiency and other environmental and economic benefits.

If you are interested in working with us, follow the link below for complete information on qualifications and other requirements.
Database Manager Job Description

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to by close of business Friday, April 1, 2016.

This position will start at 30 hours a week. There is a substantial chance that the work will increase to 40 hours a week. At 30 hours a week, the salary range for this position is $51,000 - $54,000, depending upon qualifications. (At 40 hours a week, the salary range would be $68,000 - $72,000.) We offer a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance; a 401(k) plan with an employer contribution; and paid vacation and holidays. We work in a comfortable, supportive professional environment.

For more information on the Council, please visit
Please forward this announcement to any one who might be a good fit for the open position.
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