California Association of Sanitation Agencies
California Wastewater Climate Change Group
Climate change poses one of the most significant challenges of our time. Not only must our society curb greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use, but we must adapt to rising sea levels, increased droughts and floods, and extreme storm events, all of which will affect our wastewater infrastructure. The wastewater community has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. Wastewater agencies across the state are improving the energy efficiency of their operations to reduce demands on fossil fuel energy sources, producing renewable energy using biogas, solar, and wind, and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. They are also developing strategies to adapt to expected changes in climate. The California Wastewater Climate Change Group (CWCCG)’s vision is to be the recognized providers of education, leadership, and advocacy for the California wastewater community in fostering opportunities for science-based, cost-effective climate change solutions. CWCCG is a collaboration of CASA, the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA), the Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA), and the Southern California Alliance of POTWs (SCAP). Our mission is to address climate change policies, initiatives, and challenges through a unified voice advocating for California wastewater community perspectives. CWCCG also serves as a resource to support and inform the wastewater community on current climate change and renewable energy issues.