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Water Recycling Legislation Moves Forward

Friday, May 26th was the fiscal committee deadline for bills to be passed from the Appropriations Committees in both houses.  The Senate and Assembly held their notorious “suspense file” hearings on Thursday and Friday to decide which of the hundreds of bills being considered for their fiscal impacts would move forward and which would be [...]

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CASA Awarded Grant to Study Biochar

CASA has received a $238,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the use of wood biochar as a wastewater filtration medium. This project will test biochar produced as a byproduct from forest biomass gasification for renewable energy production. California’s forests have experienced an unprecedented tree mortality crisis, with over 100 million trees lost [...]

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Water Board Reconvenes CEC Expert Panel

In preparation for revising the 2009 Recycled Water Policy, the State Water Board will reconvene the expert panel on constituents of emerging concern. In addition to updating their recommendations for CEC monitoring for landscape irrigation and groundwater recharge, the panel will be asked to weigh in on surface water augmentation with recycled water and antibiotic [...]

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CASA Joins Broad Coalition in Support of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

CASA is one of over 150 vehicle fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers, and associations who have urged Governor Brown and legislative leaders to retain the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). In a letter sent May 11, the coalition expressed strong support for the standard, which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuels [...]

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Spread the Word About Water Careers

CA Water Jobs has released new resources for recruiting and sharing opportunities for careers in the water sector. Take a look at the career video interviews and the new resources, including social media graphics and hashtags. CASA is a sponsor of the CA Water Jobs website hosted by the California Water Environment Association. Over the past [...]

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Registration Now Open for CASA Annual Conference

Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the 62nd CASA Annual Conference. Check out our event page for hotel information and registration. Preliminary program information coming soon. *CSRMA participants please note the training seminar will be on Tuesday this year.

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CASA to Host Prestigious Research Conference

On June 12 and 13, prominent researchers from throughout the United States will meet in Los Angeles to discuss the latest research on biosolids topics such as risk assessment, urban soil restoration and beneficial restoration of bay lands, fire ravaged land and other sites. The researchers formed a technical workgroup (known as W 3170) under [...]

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Governor Releases “May Revision” of the Budget

On Thursday, May 11, Governor Brown released his May Revision of the 2017-18 budget, which reflects updated revenues and expenditures for the first part of the year. In his press release, the Governor explained that while forecasted revenues came in slightly higher than expected, significant additional spending is not being proposed because of uncertainty in [...]

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CASA Weighs in on Federal Reorganization Executive Order

On April 12th, CASA submitted a letter to several federal agencies in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch. The Executive Order instructs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a plan to reorganize the federal government to improve efficiency and effectiveness. [...]

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CASA Agencies Advocate on Behalf of Priority Issues

The CASA and WateReuse Joint Public Policy Forum was held on Wednesday, April 19th.  Representatives from member agencies across California came to Sacramento to hear presentations by key policymakers, including Assembly Member Bill Quirk and Assembly Member Laura Friedman.  Assembly Member Quirk provided an interesting overview of his professional background as a climate change scientist [...]

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