January 14, 2020
Workforce Diversity Focus of 'Women in Water' Conference
Career opportunities for women in the water and wastewater industry at every level are the focus of the third annual Women in Water Symposium January 16 at Cuyamaca College. "It's a matter of recruiting great talent that transcends gender and ethnicity," said Vanessa Murrell, with the Center for Water Studies at Cuyamaca College.
California Agencies Release Draft Water Resilience Portfolio
Three California state agencies released a draft water resilience portfolio intended to help the state manage more extreme droughts and floods, aging infrastructure, declining fish populations and other challenges. The public can submit comments on the draft portfolio through February 7.
Vallecitos Water District Training Preps Firefighters for WasteWater Plant Emergencies
North San Diego County fire agencies teamed up with the Vallecitos Water District for confined space training drills. The drills help prepare firefighting professionals to respond to emergencies in facilities such as wastewater treatment plants.
Student Artists Featured in 2020 'Water Is Life' Calendar
Five talented San Diego County student artists from four elementary schools are among 36 Southern California students whose artwork is appearing in the 2020 "Water Is Life" calendar. The five artists represent regional water agencies including the Helix Water District, Otay Water District, Padre Dam MWD and the Sweetwater Authority.
The Nifty 50: Best Plants for WaterSmart Landscapes
Are you looking for new plants or trees to upgrade your WaterSmart landscape? Check out the Nifty 50. These 50 plants and trees thrive in San Diego County's arid climate, and fall and winter are a perfect time to introduce them to your landscape.
Create a Beautiful Water-Efficient Landscape
Free landscape workshops in 2020
The next free landscape workshop is Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oceanside. The workshop, Water & Irrigation: Utilizing a Precious Resource, teaches you how to integrate rainwater capture elements into your landscape and conserve water through simple irrigation retrofits.
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