March 27, 2019

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Job Opportunities

Advocacy Alert: Help Save WaterSense

President Trump has released his budget for FY2020, and it proposes to eliminate the WaterSense program – yet again. Thanks to your efforts, WaterSense was recently authorized by Congress in the 2018 America’s Water Infrastructure and Improvement Act. But since the President’s budget for FY2020 proposes to eliminate it in the EPA budget cuts, we now need to take our case directly to Congress.

To do this we need your help! We need you to contact your elected Congressional Representatives and Senators. We have prepared a fact sheet (see the link below) which also includes a list of House and Senate Appropriations Committee members.

If one of your elected representatives is on this list, your contact would be especially critical, although all representative contact is important. We have prepared a draft letter for you to send, or you can join our AWE letter, where we will be collecting organizational names for inclusion in a master letter to Congress. Or, you can do both! Send your own letter and also join the AWE letter! The draft letter is linked below and it is posted in Word so that you may easily modify it as you wish.

Click here to sign on to AWE's Letter of Support for WaterSense

AWE WaterSense Funding Factsheet  

AWE WaterSense Funding Support Letter (Word)

AWE WaterSense Funding Support Letter (PDF)

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Webinar: Communication for Conservation (and more!) 

Join the unstoppable Stephanie Zavala and Arianne Shipley AKA The H2Duo for a special webinar on communication! 

April 17, 2019 at 11am PST
Free for CalWEP and AWE members

All day, every day we communicate. Either with our staff, customers, bosses or mail-person, how we talk about our work, and tell our story, is paramount to our overall success. 

The powerhouse duo from Rogue Water to run through tips and tricks for being the best communicator you can be. Effective communication requires a necessary level of boldness. Only through this boldness will the industry have the tough conversations required to rebuild trust with the communities they serve.

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Peer to Peer 2019 - Registration is Open!

Our most popular event of the year is coming up May 15-16, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. Register today or visit our website for more detailed information about accommodations. Here's what you need to know:

  • Peer to Peer will be held at Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
  • Hotel room rates are available at both the Disneyland Hotel and Staybridge Suites (a nearby, more affordable option!) Information and links to reserve your stay can be found on
  • A draft agenda is available for download to help our members and partners with their travel requests, speakers and more details will be coming soon.  
  • Discounted park tickets will be available to attendees. We are also working to schedule a morning tour of the park grounds - stay tuned!
We're extremely grateful to our sponsors, listed below, for helping make this event possible. For more information about how to become a sponsor, download this flier and contact us today.
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Question Answered: Are there reporting requirements for SB 7x7?

CalWEP recently received member inquiries about reporting requirements for SB 7x7. 2020 is just around the corner! Below is the answer received by DWR:

The water use reductions required by SBx7-7 are still required and water suppliers will report their 2020 water use to document compliance in their 2020 urban water management plan just as they did in 2015.  DWR will creating a guidebook to assist suppliers with 2020 urban water management plans. 

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Pass the Hat Funding Opportunity: Framework Compliance Tools 

To help our member agencies comply with the new water conservation laws, CalWEP is actively seeking contributions towards the development of two new tools: The first tool would be used to determine compliance with new State Urban Water Use Standards. The second would be used to attain or ensure compliance through planned design of intentional WUE programs. 

A full proposal for these tools can be downloaded here. If you think your agency might be willing to chip in to help fund this project, please contact Mary Ann Dickinson at
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Job Opportunities

The City of Woodland - Conservation Coordinator (Part-Time)
Conservation Coordinator – Water (Temporary/Part-Time) OPEN
This is an open recruitment (i.e. you do not have to be a current, benefited employee to apply).  Recruitment is Open Until Filled.  First review of applications is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  Anyone interested in applying should review the full job announcement and submit a City of Woodland employment application and required supplemental questionnaire.  You may also apply by visiting
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Got News? Share it via CalWEP Connect

Have some news to share? Do you have an employment opportunity? Are you hosting an event?

Email CalWEP Admin Michael Walker to be included in future newsletters.  
**Help us keep our contacts up to date! If there are additional folks you think should be on our mailing list, please submit their names and email addresses here**

Not a member? Join CalWEP today. Questions about membership? Email Tia Lebherz. 
Heads up! Starting this Friday, our website at may look a little different. We'll be "soft-launching" our new website and while not yet perfect, we expect it to be a lot easier to navigate. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this beta-stage.

Stay tuned for an official launch next month! :) Questions? Email

CalWEP Plenary Calendar - 2019

May 15-16, 2019 | Peer to Peer, Anaheim, CA
September 11, 2019 | U.C. Davis
December 11, 2019 | Santa Barbara, CA

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