CASA 2022 “Ask the Experts” Webinar Series
Join us as we continue a series of CASA-led “Ask the Experts” webinars! This series closes out with three final webinars on public messaging, communications and career development, and air quality, climate change and energy! These virtual workshops are free and open to all CASA members. Check the CASA website and the Connects Newsletter as we update the details on each webinar as they are confirmed. We hope you will join us!

Each session will be led by an expert or panel of experts in the field, providing insights and benefits to both clean water novices and seasoned professionals. Each session will also feature ample time for Q & A, providing attendees an opportunity to dialogue with leaders in the field.

Biosolids 101 for Agency Managers, Directors, and Staff
March 7, 2022
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Insights on State and Federal Funding Opportunities for Wastewater Agencies
March 29, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am
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Virtual State Legislative “Day in the District”
April 14, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Partnering on PFAS Workshop
April 27, 2022
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Step Up Your Career Development: Learning to Communicate with Intention
May 18, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Communications and Public Messaging for Local Agencies
May 31, 2022 11:30 am – 1:30pm

Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy (ACE) Essentials
June 2022 (Final Date and Time TBD)


NACWA Complimentary Webinar: Wastewater Surveillance
Join NACWA for an upcoming webinar, Looking Back and Moving Forward on the Intersection of Public Health and Wastewater Surveillancetomorrow, May 6 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Wastewater-based epidemiology continues to show community public health value as the country deals with more emerging COVID-19 variants. Especially as clinical testing appears to be waning at the individual level, wastewater surveillance remains a consistent predictor of disease prevalence in a given community — and a vital tool for those making public health decisions. Register here.

The public clean water community has made significant strides gathering critical surveillance data to help support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS), but what lies ahead for this type of information? Could the clean water community be on the hook for collecting influent data for other concerning pathogens and viruses beyond COVID-19? Could this type of genetic analysis replace traditional Clean Water Act monitoring methodologies?


ACT Expo
CASA is proud to endorse the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on May 9-12, 2022, in Long Beach, CA. The advanced clean transportation sector continues to grow at a breakneck pace, rapidly rising to the occasion through ongoing innovation. Every year, ACT Expo attendees receive unmatched educational opportunities on the latest trends, policies, technologies, and opportunities in clean tech transportation. The 2022 agenda will enable attendees to:

  • Learn from large-scale real-world fleet applications of low- and zero-emission vehicles across numerous applications
  • Access the tools to support environmental, social, and governance (ESG) finance and the opportunities it affords
  • Explore new charging and low-emission fuel technologies, such as DC fast charging, biofuels, and hydrogen, and how they plan to address the challenges in diverse vehicle applications
  • Understand important climate and environmental policy developments being driven by the federal, state, and local agency commitments
  • Discover financial incentives to reduce total cost of ownership for advanced clean vehicles

CASA members can receive a $50 discount when registering by using the code: 22CASAD50 (enter the code when registering for ACT Expo 2022 on the payment page).


Making Conservation a California Way of Life
On Wednesday, May 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 the State Water Resources Control Board staff will be holding an informational public workshop: Making Conservation a California a Way of Life: How Forthcoming Efficiency Standards May Impact Local Wastewater Management, to solicit input on the potential effects that the Board’s proposed efficiency standards may have on local wastewater management. Interested persons can provide input during the remote workshop or via the virtual speaker card. There will also be other opportunities to provide comments once the rulemaking has formally begun. Register here.


JVS Strictly Business
On Wednesday, May 11, at 5:00pm, join the Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service (JVS) and community members, near and far, to honor the dynamic resiliency and inspiring accomplishments of job seekers with a virtual event: Strictly Business. Celebrate the potential that is unlocked when partners come together to launch innovative solutions to close the opportunity gap so everyone can thrive. Special guest Senator Alex Padilla will join JVS CEO Lisa Countryman-Quiroz in an important conversation on ways we can create equitable economic opportunity for all Californians. Register here.


The Digital Worker: Building Our Digital Future
Please join the Bay Area Water/Wastewater Workforce Reliability (BAYWORK) on May 12, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Oakland Airport for an in-person discussion on how to ensure that our workforce is able to make effective use of new digital tools. Hear real-life case studies from water/wastewater utilities, initiate development of a digital readiness self-assessment tool, and listen in on a panel discussion with utility leaders and community college faculty on training qualified staff. You won’t want to miss it! Register Here.


Turning Trash into California’s Next Innovation Boom
On Tuesday, May 17, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, join California Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld, CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner, Legislators, state and business leaders, and Californians from all walks of life as they plan how to build California’s circular, remanufacturing and reuse system to make sure products used in California are recycled here in our state. Live Streaming Interactive Circular Economy Symposium. Register today!


WELL Southern California Conference
Join the Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) as their 10-year anniversary conference series continues! Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 11, 2022, the second conference will take place at the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling and Environmental Learning in Pico Rivera, CA. Join WELL to learn more about critical water issues and help support your residents and local economy as the state faces a third year of drought. Register here.