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August 18, 2020

In this issue:


Upcoming Events
  • Aug 19, 2020   CA-NV AWWA Water Education Seminar [LINK]
  • Aug 20 - 21, 2020   California Data Summit [LINK]
  • Aug 24, 2020  Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Huffman [LINK]
  • Aug 25, 2020   AWE Commercial Kitchens Webinar [LINK]
  • Sep 24, 2020   CalWEP Fall Plenary [LINK]
  • Dec 8 - 10, 2020   Peer to Peer: Reimagined  [LINK]
CalWEP is pleased to release our latest FAQ on the Framework's Residential Outdoor Objective. 

This FAQ covers the basics of outdoor objective calculations (that is...what we know so far) including measurement and classification of aerial imagery, and validation and verification processes. We hope it can help members better understand what is happening at the state level. Download the FAQ.

This FAQ will be updated as more information is released from the State. 

Webinars and Virtual Events: 

CalWEP's Virtual Fall Plenary

Register Today

Thursday September 24 @ 10:00 AM - Noon


Join CalWEP and host agency Moulton Niguel Water District for our second fully virtual Plenary. Even though we can't all be together, we can still gather to learn, engage, and connect with fellow CalWEP members. Check out the event page to download the draft agenda. This is a member-only benefit and is free to attend.

AWE's Exemplary Programs: Commercial Kitchens

Tuesday August 25 @ 11:00 AM

AWE Commercial Kitchen's Guide In the latest edition of AWE's Exemplary Programs webinar series, learn how two of our members--El Paso Water and City of Santa Fe--are improving water efficiency in their communities' restaurants. Speakers from Santa Fe will provide an overview of the city's training and certification program for Restaurant Water Auditors and present high-level results from over 50 restaurant water audits. Speakers from El Paso will discuss how the city engages customers through awareness of water efficiency practices, and provides positive recognition to restaurants that adopt efficient practices. Register on AWE's website. Registration is free for members. 

Water Conservation 101 with Amy Vickers 

September 9 & 17 @ 11:00 AM

Registration is now open for the first class module in a series of courses on water efficiency and conservation taught by the legendary Amy Vickers! Join Amy and AWE for Part 1 of "Introduction to Water Conservation Program Planning," September 9, 2020 at 11AM. The cost of the first course is $75 for CalWEP/AWE members and $150 for non-members, and registration will automatically enroll you in Part 2, which will be held September 17, 2020.

The webinar presentation will include:
  • common conservation and efficiency definitions and concepts and units of water measurement;
  • long-term conservation strategies compared to short-term drought response; 
  • impacts of conservation on future water demands and water and wastewater capital facility planning and costs; 
  • contrasts between water supply-side and demand-side economics, policies, and planning approaches.
Click here to learn more and register for this not-to-be-missed webinar.

Peer to Peer Reimagined: Registration is OPEN

More Information and Registration

News Alert: 
Showerhead Definitions and Clothes Washer Standards 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two different rulemakings to change the definitions of showerheads and set different standards for Clothes Washers, following up on President Trump's pledges to tamper with water efficiency and revert back to decades-old high flow standards. Get the full scoop on AWE's website.

“This is a dramatic step backward in water efficiency,” said AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson. “It is unconscionable for the Federal government to be adopting regulations that date back to the 1980s, when we are now facing water resource scarcity in 40 of the 50 states.”

Member Spotlight: The Wild West of Water Loss, Amy Talbot

CalWEP Board Member and CA-NV AWWA Water Loss Committee Chair Amy Talbot published "The Wild West of Water Loss" in the summer edition of the California Nevada American Water Works Association's Source Magazine. Read the full article here

AWE is hiring a Program Planner

Under the guidance of the Director of Programs, the Program Planner will work closely with other staff to promote water efficiency and sustainable water management practices, and to expand our outreach and impact. The Program Planner will be responsible for a variety of tasks such as conducting research, managing projects, and working directly with AWE members to provide technical assistance. Click here to view the full job description and learn how to apply.
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