Final “Ask the Experts” Webinar Next Week!
Join us on Thursday, June 30 from 9:30am to 11:00am for our final webinar in the CASA Ask the Experts webinar series: Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy (ACE) Essentials. Over the past several years there has been a dramatic expansion of the intersection between wastewater and the air quality, climate change, and energy (ACE) space, and we only expect that relationship to grow in the coming years. Join us for an opportunity to ask CASA’s own Climate Change Program Manager, Sarah Deslauriers, and Director of Renewable Resource Programs, Greg Kester about the latest ACE developments, including the implementation of organics diversion mandates, the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update, potential changes to air toxics reporting, and many others. Be sure to register today!


Enhancing Workforce Development at CASA’s Annual Conference
CASA invites you to join us as we host our Annual Conference on August 10 – 12 at the Resort at Squaw Creek! We will be discussing hot topics that we are all concerned about such as workforce development. Everyone knows that there is a critical need to attract workers to the water and wastewater sector as we face a wave of looming retirements and the lack of an adequate pipeline for key jobs that support our operations. We are pleased to have Elizabeth Toups with JVS/Baywork and Rowena Holden with Woodard & Curran host a panel on identifying those needs, and what different groups across the state are doing to try and attract new talent to the water and wastewater sector. Hear from a leader who has designed and implemented systems to recruit and retain talent to the wastewater sector and discuss what it takes to keep your workforce engaged. You won’t want to miss it! Registration, hotel and COVID related information is available on the CASA webpage. We look forward to seeing you there!


Come Grow with Us!
CASA is delighted to share that we will be continuing the CASA Mentoring Program in 2022-23 after a successful inaugural year. Join us as a mentor or mentee to inspire others, share knowledge and drive change! This 11-month comprehensive program, kicking off in October and concluding in August 2023, serves to connect clean water professionals from across the state of California. Working with Core Consulting, which has a depth of experience developing mentoring and training programs working with public agencies, 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. There are limited spots available, so apply today! Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, July 21, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm or Wednesday, August 17from 11:30am – 12:00pm and be sure to visit the CASA LEAD webpage!

  • Program outcomes for mentees:
    • Greater self-awareness and relationship-building skills
    • New insights that stretch you professionally and expand your perspectives
    • Increased confidence in leading conversations with senior-level executives
  • Program outcomes for mentors:
    • New insights that stretch you professionally and expand your perspectives
    • Strengthened coaching and feedback skills
    • Play a key role in transferring experience and knowledge to the next generation to ensure talent engagement and sustainability for this critical sector

Do you have valuable expertise and insight that you want to transfer to the next generation, or do you now a rising leader at your organization who could benefit from gaining a mentor? Forward this message and encourage them to apply!


Ready to apply? Follow this link to the mentor or mentee application.

*Registration Closes on August 26*

We anticipate spots to fill quickly, so be sure to apply for the mentoring program today!

For questions, contact CASA’s Manager of Communications, Alyssa Downs at