Wastewater Consolidation and Funding Webinar
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:30am to 11:30am the Central Valley Clean Water Association is hosting a webinar: Wastewater Consolidation and Funding Webinar. In 2018, Governor Brown signed SB 1215 into law, establishing funding and the regulatory framework for a statewide program to facilitate the consolidation of inadequate onsite sewage treatment systems with existing sewer systems. During this webinar, you will hear about this program, funding opportunities and case studies. Register here.


Women in Water & Power: Working on the Frontlines
On Tuesday, October 6th at 11:00am, CWEA is hosting a webinar: Women in Water & Power: Working on the Frontlines. The one-hour webinar discussion will feature four woman who work on the frontlines of California water. The webinar is free, and everyone is welcome. This is also a great opportunity for those who are considering a career in the industry! Are the water and power sectors welcoming and supportive of women? Are there opportunities to advance? How do I get into these careers, and where do I start? Is it safe? Do you get dirty? Register for this special event and find out! This webinar is also part of a series to celebrate California Water Professionals Week 2020 (#ThankWaterPros) and is supported by ACWA, AWWEE, BAYWORK, CA-NV AWWA, CWEA and CASA. Check out the panelists and learn more here!


Veterans in Water: Continue Serving Your Community
On Thursday, October 8th at 11:00am, CWEA is hosting a webinar: Veterans in Water: Continue Serving Your Community. The one-hour webinar will feature four veterans who work on the frontlines of California water. This is a great opportunity for those who are considering a career in the industry! How do you get started on a career in water/wastewater? Is there synergy between the military and water sector? What is the municipal/civil service hiring process like? What resources should the water sector build to make transitioning easier for veterans? Check out the panelists and learn more here!


Microplastics Health Effects Webinar Series
The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is hosting a five session webinar series every Monday from October 19 to November 16, during which microplastics experts from around the world will summarize current knowledge and discuss the latest findings regarding microplastics toxicity. Representatives from the State Water Resources Control Board and the Ocean Protection Council will also share their perspectives about how such science will be used in meeting the legislative mandates. This webinar series is open to the public, with the intent of informing the community (e.g., scientists, environmental managers, stakeholders) about the latest scientific developments regarding the potential health effects of microplastics. Learn more and register here.


CAAWEF Webinar
On October 22, 2020, CASA is pleased to be sponsoring an event as part of the California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF) webinar series that will focus on strategic communications from wastewater agencies to diverse communities and ways to broaden POTW messaging. Keep an eye out for a link to the virtual event which will be livestreamed via YouTube(@CAAWEF_), Facebook(@CAAWEF), and through the CAAWEF webpage.


Join us as we continue our COVID-19 webinar series on October 27, 2020 at 11:00. For the last six months, CASA and CWEA have hosted a series of joint webinars focusing primarily on COVID-19 related issues. We will continue that series through the end of the year, focusing on wastewater based epidemiology developments and other relevant COVID-19 research and initiatives.


CASA/CWEA Planning for Fiscal Recovery – Postponed
Keep an eye out for the new date set for November and join CASA for a joint webinar with CWEA on “Planning for Fiscal Recovery – Perspectives for Agency Executives, CFOs and Board Members.” As sanitation agencies continue to adjust to uncertain economic conditions, they must balance the needs of their constituents and the operations of their systems. Should I raise rates or rely on my reserves? Can I give customer rebates and what are the impacts? Can I continue to build my capital program? How do I communicate with my customers? Come hear from industry experts as they discuss financial planning, capital funding and customer impacts.

Virtual Funding Fair
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) is pleased to invite you to attend a free virtual funding fair on October 22, 2020. The funding fair will provide the opportunity to learn more about available grant, loan and bond financing options for infrastructure projects from federal, state, and local agencies. Representatives from water industry professionals, public works, local governments, and California Native American Tribes should attend. This includes city managers and planners, economic development and engineering professionals, officials from privately owned facilities, water and irrigation district managers, financial advisors, and project consultants. For more information about CFCCC, please visit the website at www.cfcc.ca.gov.