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CASA News 6/23

Join Your Peers at CASA’s Annual Conference Wrap-up summer with your colleagues in San Diego at CASA’s Annual Conference, August 11-13, 2021. Join us as we hear from experts on topics we’re all concerned about, including the impending drought, California’s push for electrification, the changing nature of work, gender diversity and pay equity in the [...]

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Federal Update – 6/23

Senate Confirms Environmental Nominees The Senate has confirmed Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Office of Water. The Senate confirmed Fox’s nomination 55-43, and, in doing so, confirmed the first woman of color and first individual of Asian American descent to head the office. The Office of Water [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 6/23

New Appointment to the SWRCB Nichole Morgan was recently appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board to fill the seat currently held by Tam Doduc. She was most recently in the State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance, and previously worked at the Region 5 Board. She is a registered engineer and has worked with CASA in the past through Tri-TAC between [...]

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Member News – 6/23

OC San General Manager to Serve as the President for SCAP Jim Herberg, General Manager of the Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) and CASA Board Member, has recently been voted to serve as the Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (SCAP) Board President. Previously, he served as the Vice President for SCAP’s [...]

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Webinars, Workshops & Events – 6/23

CAAWEF Live Stream Event On Thursday, June 24 at 11:00am, the California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF) will host a live stream event: California’s Water Affordability Crisis. Join CAAWEF for an informative conversation to discuss rising water bills and how the impending expiration of water moratorium shutoffs will impact the African American community. The [...]

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CASA News 6/9

Celebrating the Everyday Hero at CASA’s Annual Conference We are excited to announce that Jen McDonough will present the keynote speech at CASA’s Annual Conference set for August 11-13, in San Diego. Jen, AKA “The Iron Jen” is an eight-time national Olympic-style weightlifter, Ironman triathlete, volunteer firefighter and first responder, and the author of three [...]

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Federal Update 6/9

President Biden Transmits Fiscal Year 2022 Budget President Biden transmitted the formal budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2022 to Congress last month, which marks the formal start of the congressional FY2022 appropriations cycle. Finalization and transmission of the budget request were delayed by a month due to the Presidential Transition, development of annual spending [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 6/9

Wastewater Based Epidemiology Opportunity for SARS-CoV-2 A new opportunity for participating in SARS-CoV-2 WBE is now available. Biobot laboratory has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to process samples twice a week for 10 weeks from up to 300 clean water agencies around the nation. This is the second phase [...]

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Member News – 6/9

IRWD’s Vice President Selected to Chair OC San Board Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors Vice President John Withers was selected at the end of May to serve as chairman of the Orange County Sanitation District Board of Directors. Withers has been a member of OC San’s Board of Directors since 2009, where he [...]

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Webinars, Workshops & Events – 6/9

NACWA Webinar: Navigating New Funding Opportunities On June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PT), NACWA is hosting a free webinar: Navigating New Funding Opportunities for Low-Income Water Customer Assistance, be sure to join for an update on the status of this funding. They will review what utilities should expect in the coming months and [...]

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