We are always exploring new ways to deliver innovative, reliable and timely information to our members. In that spirit, we have developed a series of webinars for 2022 that celebrate what it means to stay engaged and provide value at a time when physical connections can be difficult, but connection is as important as ever. We hope you will join us!
- PPT Presentation, G. Kester
Insights on State and Federal Funding Opportunities for Wastewater Agencies
March 29, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am
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Identifying and successfully obtaining infrastructure funding is consistently identified as one of the highest priorities for CASA member agencies. This workshop will explore a wide range of federal funding opportunities with Central Coast Regional Board Member and Dudek regional project manager, Jane Gray. This session will also delve into the contours of recent state funding opportunities such as the arrearages program, septic to sewer project funding, recycled water funding, updates to the State Revolving Fund program and Intended Use Plan, and much more from the State Water Board program leads. Finally, hear the latest from USEPA on implementation of Buy American mandates and other federal infrastructure developments.
- Jane Gray, PPT Presentation
- Christopher Stevens, PPT Presentation
- Rich Breuer, PPT Presentation
Virtual State Legislative “Day in the District”
April 14, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Join us on April 14 as we continue our “Ask the Experts” webinar series with a Virtual State Legislative “Day in the District.” Don’t miss this opportunity to get briefed on key issues coming before the Legislature this year that could impact local water and wastewater agencies in significant ways. There are several important issues before the California Legislature, including proposed changes to local agency fee authority, water conservation legislation, climate change and sea level rise, microplastics, and CASA sponsored legislation on PFAS disclosures. Led by CASA’s Director of Legislative Advocacy and Public Affairs, Jessica Gauger, this workshop will run through messaging to use with your state representatives when advocating on behalf of the clean water community.
We will also provide a tool kit for agencies to use when making their own meetings with state representatives. Several of CASA’s key issues are up in committee at the end of this month, so we are asking agencies to share your message as well as CASA’s priorities for the year in a coordinated way between April 18-29. This workshop is intended to provide a high-level briefing to prepare CASA members for those meetings with their legislators and staff as well as cover our priorities for the year. Be sure to pre-register today to reserve a spot and receive updates on CASA priorities, explanations of bills, and to get all your questions of legislative interest answered!
Partnering on PFAS Workshop
April 27, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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- Jared Voskuhl, Video, PPT Presentation
- Chris Gurr, Video, PPT Presentation
- Diana Lin, Video, PPT Presentation
- Wendy Linck, Video, PPT Presentation
- Sarah Sapirstein, Video, PPT Presentation
Finding ways to identify sources of PFAS contamination and manage PFAS in our environment continues to be a hot topic for water and wastewater agencies in 2022. If you are struggling to keep up with all the latest developments on PFAS, we are here to help! Hear from experts at CDM Smith, which performed a deep dive on the PFAS data recently collected by the State Water Board, as well as representatives from the State Water Board on what comes next for PFAS regulation. This workshop will also provide attendees with a look at what the USEPA’s PFAS Strategic Road Map could mean for your agency and an opportunity to hear from lead researchers at SFEI on the work they performed related to PFAS and its key findings. If your agency has any concerns about PFAS, this program includes important new information you need to know!
Communications and Public Messaging for Local Agencies
May 31, 2022 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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- Maurice Chaney, Video, PPT Presentation
- Daisy Covarrubias, Video, PPT Presentation
- Emily Barnett, Video, PPT Presentation
Effectively communicating with your ratepayers is essential to achieving your agency’s goals and promoting the amazing work we all do in the clean water community. This session, led by CASA’s Manager of Communications Alyssa Downs and the CASA Communications Committee, will focus on what fellow agencies are doing to share their message in new and innovative ways. Agency PIOs and clean water champions won’t want to miss this workshop!
Step Up Your Career Development: Learning to Communicate with Intention
May 18, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Take your career to the next level with expert insights from Maggie Frye at CORE Consulting. Maggie has worked with CASA member agencies and spoken at CASA conferences about the value of mentorship. Now, learn about the types of proactive steps you can take to further develop your career in the clean water sector by communicating with intention. To communicate with intention means to carefully craft your messaging based on your audience and desired goals. Key to connecting with your audience is being prepared with a clear purpose and an audience-centered mindset behind your message. In this webinar, you will learn about communication as an intentional process, the benefits of intentional communication in creating shared meaning, and the importance of adapting based on audience and context. Communication gaps are connected to most challenges we face at work – so attend this webinar to make your work lives a bit more productive, efficient, and ultimately – more enjoyable! You will also walk away with templates to help structure your messaging. Also learn more about the CASA LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development) Program, including the CASA mentorship program and the professional development LISTSERV, as well as other ways for emerging leaders to get involved.
Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy (ACE) Essentials
June 30, 2022, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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.
March 7, 2022 - June 30, 2022
- CASA CWEA Partnering for Impact
June 6, 20238:30 am - 4:30 pmEvent Brochure and Registration
- 68th Annual Conference
August 9, 2023 - August 11, 202312:00 am