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Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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 Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

 SACRAMENTO—The California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) and Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced that they are forming a new partnership, bringing together two of the country’s major organizations dedicated to improving and enhancing water efficiency in California and the United States.

 Beginning January 1, 2018, the CalWEP will become a chapter of the Alliance

“This is an outstanding move for advancing water efficiency and conservation,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, who is serving as both the CalWEP Transition Executive Director and AWE President & CEO. “The alignment of these two major organizations provides new focus, unity and resources to advancing water efficiency and leverages each organization’s investments.”

 The move comes as the CalWEP, formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council, undergoes an organizational transformation, from implementing 25-year old best management practices on water conservation into a new entity focused on helping water providers meet emerging legislative and regulatory mandates for Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.

 “As a chapter of the Alliance, CalWEP will have access to all of the resources that the Alliance offers but with a focus on addressing California’s unique issues and providing value to members and California water providers,” said Joe Berg, Chair of the CalWEP Board of Directors. “This new collaboration will allow both organizations to capitalize on the other’s capabilities and to develop programs and tools they otherwise might not have the capacity to accomplish.”

 The two organizations currently share members and are collaborating on several projects. CalWEP recently unveiled a new logo that echoes the Alliance’s logo. The logo also includes elements to represent CalWEP’s focus on fostering collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Swirls of blue represent the many voices within CalWEP, whose members include professionals in the water utility, business, non-profit and other sectors. 

In addition to the new logo, CalWEP is working to create a new Web site—CalWEP.org—which is expected to be unveiled in early 2018.  

The California Water Efficiency Partnership (formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council) is an innovative leader, voice and expert on water efficiency in California that fosters collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Learn more at cuwcc.org


Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Friday, September 01, 2017
The 2017 biennial California-Nevada water rate survey will be conducted from August 9 through September 20. 

This year’s survey features an expanded partnership, with the California Data Collaborative (CaDC) joining Raftelis Financial Consultants (RFC) and the California-Nevada Section of AWWA.  The survey serves as a significant resource for its primary audience of utility managers, and the project team will implement new ways to make the survey as universal as possible, including more extensive outreach and a volunteer hackathon of water rates led by CaDC. 

The 2017 survey adds three questions about changes to rates and rate structures resulting from the severe drought.  Please click here for the survey and thank you for your participation. 

CalWEP's 3rd Quarter All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

CalWEP's 3rd Quarter All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2017

All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
San Jose Water Company
1221A South Bascom Avenue   
San Jose, CA 95128

Click here for the Agenda
 

Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 20 at the San Jose Water Company.  Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend in person.  We are strongly urging everyone to join us on site for two reasons:  1) We want to have an open membership discussion of the AWE affiliation recommendations, which are an important strategic change for the partnership; and 2) We are reinstating the former plenary tradition of having great keynote speakers and panelists. For September we have a truly killer keynote speaker confirmed:  Jamie Workman of AquaShares will open the meeting and reprise his international keynote talk that he gave at the Efficient2017 conference in Bath, England.  This will be a very interesting presentation about the customer conservation credits trading platform that he is building in Sonoma County at the Valley of the Moon Water District.  This awesome keynote talk should not be missed!
 
See you in San Jose on Wednesday September 20!
 
Please click here to see Jamie Workman's bio.

For more information, please contact

CalWEP and AWE Hosted Breakout Session at California Water Data Summit

CalWEP and AWE Hosted Breakout Session at California Water Data Summit

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

California Data Collaborative (CaWD)'s Second Annual Water Data Summit took place August 24-25th at Stanford Graduate School of Business. This two-day event featured interactive panels on how big water data integration is supporting water managers in California.

Mary Ann Dickinson of the California Water Efficiency Partnership and the Alliance for Water Efficiency chaired Thursday's Breakout Session from 1:30pm-3:00pm and addressed the Outdoor Water Savings Research Initiative. CalWEP's Lisa Cuellar spoke about Sustainable Landscaping ROI Tools.

Click here to view the presentations and other related resources



Q3 CalWEP All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

September 20, Hosted by San Jose Water

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
San Jose Water Company
1221A South Bascom Avenue   
San Jose, CA 95128

Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 20 at the San Jose Water Company.  Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend in person.  We are strongly urging everyone to join us on site for two reasons:  1) We want to have an open membership discussion of the AWE affiliation recommendations, which are an important strategic change for the partnership; and 2) We are reinstating the former plenary tradition of having great keynote speakers and panelists. For September we have a truly killer keynote speaker confirmed:  Jamie Workman of AquaShares will open the meeting and reprise his international keynote talk that he gave at the Efficient2017 conference in Bath, England.  This will be a very interesting presentation about the customer conservation credits trading platform that he is building in Sonoma County at the Valley of the Moon Water District.  This awesome keynote talk should not be missed!
 
See you in San Jose on Wednesday September 20!
 
Please click here to see Jamie Workman's bio.

For more information, please contact Michael Walker

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