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      Metropolitan Water District’s program to create a new water supply for Southern California by purifying water currently being sent to the ocean received a funding boost from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced the $99.2 million in funding for Pure Water Southern California at an event held at the regional recycled water...

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        The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced the appointment of Ralph Erik Exton as its new Executive Director, effective July 15, 2024. “The Board of Trustees is excited for Ralph to take the helm of WEF,” said WEF Board President, Aimeé Killeen. “Ralph brings years of strategic leadership and business experience to the organization, which...

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          The California Stockholm Junior Water Prize is sponsored by ARUP The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the state winners of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Adrith Kurlagunda, a sophomore from Irvington High School, is the first-place winner in California for his project “Novel Solar Water Purification System Using Fresnel Lenses.” Adrith is a member of...

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            The California Water, Wastewater and Energy Workforce Development Program awarded Long Beach City College (LBCC) a $750,000 grant to establish a Regional Consortium in Los Angeles and Orange counties that will lead efforts to train and place at least 70 underrepresented workers into the water and energy sectors. The new program will begin training individuals in fall...

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              California has been a pioneer in efforts to mitigate the impacts of global climate change, committing to achieving carbon neutrality statewide by 2045. To do this, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) first worked to understand the key sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Information gathered in the statewide GHG inventory (bit.ly/3THdjpY) (averaging 2000-2021 data)...

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                The Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) credits its long-standing record of no permit violations to its unwavering commitment to excellence, sustainability, and efficient operations, supported by a top-notch maintenance program. While all of these efforts would make this agency a worthy winner of CWEA’s Medium Plant of the Year, NapaSan’s Operations SVC Director, Jim Keller, attributes...

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                  Every night, a little boy in Castro Valley, California, asks his mom to read him a bedtime story from a comic book called Defenders of the Bay. He likes the monsters depicted in the comic book, its 20 action-packed pages, the villains and heroes, and the battle between good and evil. What he might not realize...

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                    California’s direct potable reuse (DPR) regulations were adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on December 19, 2023, and are expected to be effective in 2024 when they are officially incorporated into Title 22 of the California Code of Regulation (CCR). With more than 1.3 billion gallons per day of wastewater effluent being discharged...

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                      CWEA and the the California-Nevada Section of AWWA are proud to partner on the new Advanced Water Treatment Operator certification program. Drinking water and wastewater operators who hold a grade 3 certification or higher and work at facilities using advanced treatment technologies are eligible to pursue the new, voluntary Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO®) Certification....

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                        The Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation, developed by the California Air Resources Board, mandates fleets suitable for electrification to reduce emissions. This is achieved through a phased-in use of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) for targeted fleets and a requirement for manufacturers to exclusively produce ZEV trucks beginning in the 2036 model year. For more information, go to...