November 16, 2018

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Upcoming Events

CalWEP's Winter Plenary Agenda Announced

Join California Water Efficiency Partnership for its last Partner Plenary of 2018. It's been a big year for the organization and we're closing it out with a top-notch program with Keynote speaker Chris Austin of Maven's Notebook. We're also featuring presentations by Paula Kehoe (SFPUC), Peter Brostrom (DWR), and Kendra Olmos (Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, UC Davis). Plus, join us after the Plenary for a special tour and wine tasting hosted by WaterWise Consulting! 
Please note that here will not be a call in option for this Plenary so we encourage you to join us in Napa. As William Granger from the City of Sacramento says, "The opportunity to meet in person with my colleagues and learn more about their programs/share details about ours is invaluable. I make it a priority to attend CalWEP Plenaries and I never regret going."

Download the full agenda here and RSVP today!
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Survey Open to Suggest Session Topics for P2P 2019

This May, CalWEP will host its fourth annual Peer to Peer event in Orange County, CA. This year, we want to hear from you! Do you have ideas for session topics? Or an innovative project you'd like to share with your colleagues? Maybe you've been hoping to learn more about a certain subject. Let us know! Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.  Questions? Contact
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CalWEP Board Elects 2019 Committee Chairs

Last week, the CalWEP Board of Directors voted to elect the following leadership for the Research, Program and newly formed Membership committees.

Research Committee
Chair: Matt Dickens, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Vice Chair: Mike Hollis, Metropolitan Water District

Program Committee
Chair: Luke Sires, East Bay Municipal Water District
Vice Chair: Robyn Navarro, Zone 7 Water Agency

Membership Committee
Chair: Lisa Morgan-Perales, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Vice Chair: Julie Ortiz, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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DWR Releases Final Primer on SB606 and AB1668 - Making Conservation a California Way of Life

On November 13, 2018 the Department of Water Resources released the final version of its reference document for the implementation of water conservation legislation passed in March 2018. The primer outlines the key authorities, requirements, timeline, roles, and responsibilities of State agencies, water suppliers, and other entities during implementation of actions described in the 2018 legislation.
Download the final primer here
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The 2018 Practical Plumbing Handbook is Available for Purchase

Updated and redesigned, the 2018 Practical Plumbing Handbook is better than ever. 

CalWEP is accepting orders! To place yours, please email
Qty 1-100: $3 per unit
Qty 101-500: $2.75 per unit
Qty 501 and above: $2.50 per unit
Tax is included in price totals

Note: The Spanish version should be available in the coming months, it is currently being translated. Please indicate with your order if you will also be interested in ordering copies of the Spanish version.
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Upcoming Events



Community Based Social Marketing:

How to Influence your Customers to Conserve

Tuesday December 4th 10am-12pm
Free for members | $45 for non-members
Register today!

Join CalWEP, water agency staff, and a Community-Based Social Marketing expert for a 2-hour webinar all about this marketing approach. Attendees can expect to walk away with: 
  • An understanding of the 5-step CBSM method
  • Practical approaches for utilizing CBSM to engage more customers in conservation programs
  • Findings from a tri-agency CBSM customer survey effort
  • Information on how to access and utilize CBSM resources published by CalWEP

Who should attend?: Water conservation staff; marketing, outreach and public relations staff; and anyone looking to learn more about CBSM.

Register today! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) and the New Normal for California Landscaping

November 28, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street in SF. 

Training includes an expansive look at the ordinance and explores an array of design strategies that meet the standard. Speakers include two landscape designers, an irrigation specialist, a code reviewer and a compost specialist. Training includes a couple interactive design activities where participants apply the concepts covered. Training is developed through a partnership between StopWaste ( and PG&E ( and is free to the public.

Can't attend in person? Join via the Internet as a simulcast
Register for online access here

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