November 13, 2017
Water Authority Applauds Renewed State Commitment to Restoring the Salton Sea

The San Diego County Water Authority has commended the State Water Resources Control Board for setting annual milestones for state restoration activities at the Salton Sea and a Dec. 31, 2022, deadline for the state to deliver long-term Salton Sea restoration plans.

At its Nov. 7 meeting in Los Angeles, the State Water Board revised its 2002 order that approved the nation's largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer between the Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District. In doing so, the State Water Board reaffirmed the State of California's continued support for the transfer, the broader 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement, and the ongoing mitigation program outlined in the QSA.

Panel Discussion on Nov. 15: The Future of Water Technology

Join the San Diego Conservation Action Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 9-10:30 a.m. at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center for a free panel discussion on the future of water technology.

The discussion will focus on trends and innovations that will shape the future of the water industry.  Panelist include: Dennis P. Calvert, BioLargo; Len Hering, Center for Sustainable Energy; Aayushi Jain, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator; Cary Lowe, San Diego Water Tech Alliance;  and Carl Nettleton, Nettleton Strategies. Registration is required. 

Join the Citizens Water Academy in 2018    

The Water Authority wrapped up another successful class of the Citizens Water Academy in October. Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall class.

This award-winning program is open to future and emerging leaders in the San Diego region who want to learn about critical projects and programs related to water.

The 2018 Citizens Water Academy class schedule will be announced soon. Add your name to the interest list to be notified when the new dates are announced.

Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Toilet for World Toilet Day 

Did you know toilets a ccount for nearly 30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption? 

With World Toilet Day on Nov. 19, now is a good time to think about upgrading to a high-efficiency toilet. 

The SoCal Water$mart program offers incentives for purchasing Premium High Efficiency Toilets, which use 1.1 gallon per flush or less. Qualifying toilets must be from the list of approved modelsRebates start at $40 per toilet.

Did You See?

The Coast News Group published an article on Nov. 10 by Water Authority Board Chair Mark Muir about the Citizens Water Academy. 

"Few issues are more important to me than inspiring young leaders to become advocates for a clean, reliable supply of water that supports everything we do in San Diego County - from our manufacturing and biotech businesses, to our farms, to our incredible tourism industry."

"And there's no better way to understand the complexities of water than the Citizens Water Academy, an award-winning, innovative program of the San Diego County Water Authority designed to educate up-and-coming professionals about our region's most vital natural resources."

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