January 22, 2019
Opening Doors to Careers in Water

Nearly 250 people packed the Center for Water Studies for the 2nd annual Women in Water symposium on Jan. 17 at Cuyamaca College. The event included nearly two dozen speakers, panel discussions, inspirational messages from water and wastewater industry leaders, a day’s worth of networking opportunities and several information tables. Sandy Kerl, Water Authority deputy general manager, was the keynote speaker.

“If you want an exciting career, be a part of water,” said Kerl. “If you want to be a part of the future, be a part of water.”

Deadline Approaches for Spring 2019 Citizens Water Academy Class

Want to make an impact in your community? Just add water! The Water Authority is accepting applications and nominations for its award-winning Citizens Water Academy.

Participants will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about the importance of a safe and reliable water supply to the San Diego region's economy and quality of life. Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 4. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 11. Participants are selected through a competitive process.

The spring 2019 class dates and locations are: 

  • Session 1: Thursday, March 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (Balboa Park)
  • Session 2: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (Kearny Mesa)
  • Session 3: Saturday, March 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Escondido)

Sign Up For a Free WaterSmart Landscape Workshop

Get inspired to create a beautiful water-efficient landscape by attending a free three-hour WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop. Topics include soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation, rainwater catchment and implementation. Registration is required.

Upcoming workshops:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Encinitas
  • Friday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Linda Vista
  • Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rancho Peñasquitos

Did You See?

On Jan. 18, KUSI News aired a segment about a major relining project in Fallbrook, adding 75 years of service life to the existing pipeline.

“As the Water Authority we're out here every day making sure we deliver both a safe and reliable water supply to the county,” said Wade Griffis, a principal engineer for the Water Authority.