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Bloomberg Government Analyst to Address Upcoming D.C. Forum

Adam Schank, a Legislative Analyst with Bloomberg Government, is among the lineup of strong speakers who will address the CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum February 27 through March 1. Mr. Schank has analyzed federal regulatory proposals relating to pollution control, energy development and utilities. A self described “nerd from MN”, with bachelors and masters degrees [...]

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Two State Water Board Proposals Raise Concerns for CASA

The State Water Board released two policies with the potential to significantly impact CASA member agencies in recent weeks. The first is an update to the Water Quality Enforcement Policy (policy). Proposed changes to the policy have the potential to fundamentally alter how enforcement and liability for dischargers occurs in the future. CASA and many [...]

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POLITICO Correspondent to Open 2017 DC Forum

Hello world!

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Associates Reception Raises Over $6,000 for CASA Education Foundation

Thursday evening’s Associates Reception was an opportunity to sip, savor and support the CASA Education Foundation. While networking with colleagues and friends, members contributed generously through the silent auction and raffle to support the foundation’s mission to mentor college students whose education path has taken a water focus. The Associates Committee and the Foundation’s Board [...]

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CASA Seeks Grant to Study Uses of Biochar

CASA is continuing its leadership in the area of sustainability by taking on research in a new area. In partnership with multiple entities (including the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Governor’s Tree Mortality Task Force) CASA will apply for a U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations grant to test the applicability of tree mortality biochar as [...]

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Economist Christopher Thornberg Discusses the Intersection of Politics and Economy

As we dive headlong into a new year and new Presidential administration, questions continue to circulate about the state of the American economy and where it might be headed. Economist Dr. Christopher Thornberg, CASA’s 2017 Winter Conference keynote speaker, tackled this subject and much more in his Thursday presentation. Supported by an abundance of facts, [...]

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CASA Delegates Hear Expert Views on the 2016 Election

CASA members enjoyed getting an insider’s perspective on the November election from veteran political analysts Matt Rexroad and Paul Mitchell. Matt, a veteran campaigner, provided a “boots on the ground” outlook from his experience running Republican campaigns in California. Paul discussed the macro-level insight generated from the election polling data collected by his business, Political [...]

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Mike Dillon Honored for Over 40 Years of Service to CASA

The highlight of Thursday’s conference luncheon was presentation of a lifetime service award to long time CASA lobbyist and former Executive Director Mike Dillon. Following a video tribute to Mike from several of his CASA friends and colleagues, President Jeff Moorhouse praised Mike’s lasting contributions to the association and the members showed their appreciation with [...]

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Renewable Resources In the Spotlight

Conference participants heard the latest developments on key issues such as climate change and biosolids beneficial use. The Thursday afternoon session featured remarks from Jimmy Slaughter, an attorney who led the successful challenge to the Kern County biosolids ban on behalf of CASA and its fellow plaintiffs. Mr. Slaughter shared the highlights of the two-week [...]

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Controversial Toxicity Test Method Challenged in Court

On December 19, a coalition of wastewater associations including the Southern California Alliance of POTWs (SCAP), the Central Valley Clean Water Association, the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) filed suit against USEPA in federal court seeking to halt the use of an unapproved toxicity test method [...]

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