CASA Annual Conference: Registration Now Open!
CASA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Annual Conference on August 10 – 12 at the Resort at Squaw Creek! We are excited to return to the Lake Tahoe area after many years away and look forward to seeing you in person once again. The theme of this year’s Annual Conference is Elevating Excellence. Throughout the event, we will feature the myriad of ways in which California’s clean water committee goes above and beyond in our mission to protect public health and the environment. The Conference will feature a host of speakers covering important topics, including cybersecurity for local agencies, workforce development, driving sustainability, regulatory topics such as PFAS and microplastics, and much more! We will also feature speakers from the State Water Board, and an in-depth financial retrospective and forecast you won’t want to miss. Registration, hotel and COVID related information is now available on the CASA webpage. We look forward to seeing you there!
Partnering For Impact: New Date!
Join us on June 15, 2022, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA for a one-day event, co-hosted by CASA and CWEA, bringing together wastewater leaders, project managers, researchers, manufacturers, and plant operators to work together on accelerating innovation within our sector. Be sure to register today!
Let’s seek to understand each other’s needs, establish objectives that have a meaningful impact, and build partnerships to successfully meet project goals. Whether you’re an established leader or an emerging leader, you’re invited to join the discussion. Our panels will tee-up cutting-edge ideas and challenges. Then, you’ll join fellow wastewater professionals at your table for an engaging, facilitated discussion. Share success stories from your agency or firm and hear what others are doing. Finally, we’ll share those ideas as all attendees participate in a moderated discussion with the presenters.
Key state goals are greatly impacting the wastewater community:
- Reducing carbon emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050
- Reducing organic waste disposal at landfills, 75 percent below 2014 levels by 2025
- Addressing PFAS and nutrient water quality objectives
While our mission-critical responsibilities are to provide water and wastewater services, the tools we use must evolve to address new challenges and meet rising expectations for what we can accomplish. We hope you find ideas and partners to help make your project a success story, so we can share it at next year’s Partnering for Impact.
Calling Mentors and Mentees!
CASA is delighted to share that we will be continuing the CASA Mentoring Program in 2022-23 after a successful inaugural year. This 11-month comprehensive program, kicking off in October 2022 and concluding in August 2023, serves to connect clean water professionals from across the state of California. CASA will match mentor/mentee pairs based on their professional goals, preferences, and experience. The program is open to both associates and agency members, and this year we plan to add additional resources and opportunities for participants. If you already know you are interested in this program for the upcoming year, please email Alyssa Downs (email@example.com) so we can add you to our interest list. Keep an eye out in the next couple weeks for more information on this exclusive member benefit!