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February 2020

NEWS & HAPPENINGS

 
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Join Us in San Diego Next Month for CalWEP's
Spring Plenary

Don't miss CalWEP's Spring Plenary on March 18th in San Diego!  Members will learn about exciting new research being done by partners, training opportunities, and more. We'll also hear from CalWEP and the Alliance for Water Efficiency about advocacy, projects, tools and resources to support water use efficiency programs.  Download the agenda.
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Please note, as of 1/1/2020, Plenary meetings are now a member-only benefit. For questions or special attendance requests, please contact office@calwep.org.
Coming into town the evening before? Join us for a CalWEP networking event hosted by California American Water! Details when you register
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Peer to Peer Registration is OPEN! 

We are excited to officially open registration for Peer to Peer 2020! Download the draft agenda today and head to our website to register. Attendees can either pay by credit card (with a small fee) or simply request an invoice when your register and we will email you directly. Hotel accomodation information and tour sign ups to follow. 

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CalWEP is Moving! Please update your records! 



🚨 As of March 1, 2020 you can find us at 🚨:

901 F St. Ste 225
Sacramento, CA 95816


PLEASE NOTE: We will be suspending all Practical Plumbing Handbook orders until April 1, 2020 while we get situated. Thank you for understanding! 
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AMI Manual Available for Purchase Now

AWE and CalWEP are offering members discounted copies of Don Schlenger's AMI Guidance Manual. The Manual covers best practices on implementing AMI systems and provides a practical structure for thinking about and managing AMI projects, as well as tools and examples to guide water utilities.

Visit the AWE website to learn more and to order copies of the manual.
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CalWEP Start-Up Member, InPipe Energy, Celebrates Milestone and CEC Grant

The City of Hillsboro, Oregon's water utility commission unanimously approved a contract with InPipe Energy on Tuesday to purchase and install InPipe’s In-PRV, pressure recovery valve. This milestone is the final step in InPipe’s pre-commercialization plan.  With this unit in place, the company will demonstrate the economic benefit and operational impact of the In-PRV and show how the In-PRV efficiently produces renewable energy, accurately manages pressures, and supports their customers’ needs to address climate goals.

InPipe also recently received a grant from the California Energy Commission to team with a California-based water utility to do a field demonstration.  The In-PRV is a new control valve that accurately controls pressure but instead of wasting energy as is done today, it converts wasted pressure to renewable energy (dollars).  These funds provide a water agency to get a free renewable energy project if they are in PG&E, SoCal Edison or San Diego Gas & Electric's service area.  Interested CalWEP member agencies can contact Gregg Semler for more information: gregg@inpipeenergy.com

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Need a Laugh? MWD Releases New
"Be Water Wise" Spoofs!

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California released three new videos this week. If you have a minute, check them out!
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Submit WSI Abstracts by March 2nd! 


Experts in the field of urban water efficiency and conservation are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 13th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition (WSI), slated for September 30-October 1 in Las Vegas.

Presentation proposals must be submitted no later than March 2.  Learn more and submit an abstract.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 25, 2020 @ Online - WaterSide Chat: Maximizing AMI investments with Customer Engagements 
March 18, 2020 @ San Diego - CalWEP Spring Plenary
April 7, 2020 @ San Francisco - Water Conservation Showcase
April 6-9, 2020 @ Disneyland - CA-NV AWWA Spring Conference
June 2-3, 2020 @ San Jose - CalWEP Peer to Peer
September 24, 2020  @ Orange County - CalWEP Fall Plenary
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2020 @ Las Vegas - WaterSmart Innovation
December 9, 2020 @ Sacramento— CalWEP Winter Plenary
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Got news to share? We want to hear from you. Send announcements and job postings to CalWEP Admin, Michael Walker at michael@calwep.org.

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