California Association of Sanitation Agencies
January 30, 2015 - On January 21-23, CASA held the 2015 Winter Conference in Palm Springs, California celebrating the “New Year, New Opportunities”. Over 320 members attended the three-day event, which featured over 30 presentations and 15 interactive sessions exploring ideas from leading experts who have forged ahead in the wastewater community through innovative technology and groundbreaking clean water solutions.
Washington Post Correspondent Reid Wilson to Address CASA in Washington D.C. February 23-25, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
January 30, 2015 - The updated program for CASA's 2015 Washington D.C. Conference is now available and showcases panels and speakers on a wide variety of national issues of interest to California water leaders. Make your plans now to join fellow water leaders in the nation's capitol on February 23 through 25, 2015.
January 27, 2015 - Last week, the CASA Board of Directors approved the 2015 Annual Business Plan, which includes pursuing re-branding as well as the redevelopment of the website to ensure CASA’s messages fully communicate the value of membership and the public services provided to California communities. This effort is key to realization of one of CASA’s strategic goals: To be the most respected, credible and influential voice on clean water and renewable resource issues facing the public wastewater community.
January 26, 2015 - On Wednesday, February 4, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will be hosting a webinar to discuss updated information about the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements, product certifications, the waiver request process and national waivers. The “US Environmental Protection Agency’s AIS Refresher Webinar” is open to interested participants including recipients of the California Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) who are instructed to meet certain requirements of the AIS. Focusing on State an
January 22, 2015 - Today, the State Water Resources Control Board Chair, Felicia Marcus joined the California Association of Sanitation Agencies as the keynote speaker. Kicking off the second day of CASA’s 2015 Winter Conference, Marcus discussed integrated water management solutions in all levels of government. Facing a possible fourth year of dry weather, Marcus and her colleagues in Governor Jerry Brown’s Administration are leading a statewide water action plan to tackle California’s ongoing drought.
On January 16, 2015, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Vice President Joe Biden to announce the launch of a new Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center. According to USEPA, the Center will increase innovative financing support for communities to sustain their water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
January 13, 2015 - More than 400 participants gathered on Monday, January 12 in Sacramento to attend the half-day Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) event “Managing Drought.” Discussing methods for managing the state’s historic drought, panels of California legislators and water experts confronted issues that involved potential policy approaches, strategic water bond investments, and opportunities in future technology & infrastructure.
January 5, 2015 - Today, Governor Jerry Brown began a historic fourth term as governor of California, kicking off the new legislative session by addressing climate change and investments in renewable energy. Delivering a State of the State speech during his inauguration, he identified three goals to protect California’s environment. Governor Brown proclaimed that in the next 15 years, California should “Increase from one-third to 50 percent our electricity derived from renewable sources; reduce today's petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent; [and] double the efficiency of ex
CPUC Adopts Final SB 1122 Implementation Decision, Opening New Avenues for Sale of Electricity Generated at Wastewater Facilities
On December 18, 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted its Final Decision on implementation of SB 1122. The legislation created a 250 Megawatt (MW) bioenergy carve-out for the state’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program and requires the electrical utilities to purchase a specified amount of bioenergy from certain sources, one of which is wastewater treatment facilities that produce biogas through anaerobic digestion processes.