Cheryl MacKelvie

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Conference Update

Join “Policy & Pints” Discussion at CASA’s Annual Conference What better way to recognize San Diego’s ever-growing list of renowned breweries than featuring it as part of our annual conference? The CASA Annual Conference in San Diego August 21-23 closes with a “Policy & Pints” panel on Thursday about the intersection of the water/wastewater sector and [...]

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Regulatory News

CASA to Comment on Governor Newsom’s Water Initiative Last month, the California Water Commission hosted its first listening session to discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative. Earlier this year, the Governor issued an executive order directing several resource agency secretaries to prepare a water resilience portfolio to meet the needs of California’s communities, [...]

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Member News

Association Honors Emerging Leader All Stars! The California Water Environment Association has announced its 2019 Emerging Leaders All Stars to honor phenomenal and diverse individuals that represent plant management, operations, engineering, industrial pre-treatment, laboratory analysis and collections. The seven new All Stars share a strong sense of protecting the environment for the public now and [...]

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Calendar

CASA/CWEA Biosolids Energy Seminars Registration is now open for the CASA/CWEA joint seminars on innovative technologies! As regulations are developed to implement the organics diversion requirements in SB 1383, the wastewater sector will face new challenges and opportunities for renewable energy, biosolids management and other topics. The seminars cover innovative technologies including lessons learned and [...]

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Conference Update

High Performing Culture Executive Rob Wolff to Speak at Annual Conference The CASA Annual Conference is fast approaching! We'll be in San Diego August 21-23, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Our Thursday morning keynote address will feature Rob Wolff, an executive with High Performing Culture. With nearly 30 years of experience leading teams of up [...]

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Other News

Special Update: State and Federal Actions on PFAS Continue to Mount The family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, also known as PFAS and PFOA, continues to be a hot topic of growing concern at the state and federal level. The substances have been used in a variety of manufacturing industries around [...]

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Federal Update

CASA Gains Ground on Permit Term Extension Legislation One of CASA's top priorities, legislation to extend NPDES permit terms to up to 10 years continues to gain support. HR 1764, introduced by Representative John Garamendi, is now co-sponsored by eight other Representatives. There appears to be growing support from both the Democratic co-sponsors and the [...]

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Calendar

Free STORMS Seminar: Multivalent Stormwater Actions in an Era of Climate Change The Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Stormwater will conduct a free seminar Thursday, July 11 to stay at the forefront of addressing the challenges of climate. Melanie Winters and Johnathan Perisho from The River Project will be the featured guest speakers. The [...]

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Member Spotlight

Meet Teresa Herrera! Breaking Boundaries and Making a Change Teresa Herrera is General Manager for Silicon Valley Clean Water and has been working in the water and wastewater industry for over three decades. She recently made history by becoming the first appointed female to assume this role. As she looks back on her career, Herrera [...]

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Legislative Update

We're Organizing In-Line Field Studies of “Flushable Products” – Volunteers Needed! In anticipation of moving our sponsored wet wipes labeling legislation forward early next year, CASA will be undertaking several activities to help support our 2020 legislative advocacy efforts.  One key effort is to establish current California data about how “flushable” wipes products on the market today [...]

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