The three webinars will be presented by the Association of California Water Agencies and the Brown Administration and offered in partnership with the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties.
These webinars will provide an overview by the State Water Resources Control Board of the emergency regulations adopted May 5 and identify tools and resources available to water agencies as they work to meet conservation targets ranging from 4 percent to 36 percent.
There is no cost to participate but space is limited to the first 1,000 people so interested city officials are encouraged to register early. Details and registration links are below.
Webinar 1: Urban Water Conservation: Agency Assistance and Tools
Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Webinar 2: Emergency Regulations, Enforcement and Water Rate Structures
- New state conservation funding (turf, appliance rebates)
- Outdoor irrigation regulations for new construction
- Permit streamlining efforts for critical water supply projects
- Technical tools available to water agencies
- Save Our Water – California’s Official Water Conservation Outreach Program
Tuesday, May 26, 10 a.m. to noon
Webinar 3: Regulations for Small Systems
- Key elements of new emergency drought regulations for large systems
- Water conservation rate structures
- Conservation water rates, drought surcharges and penalties in light of the Capistrano case
- Approaches to enforcement – case studies
Tuesday, May 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Key elements of new drought regulations for small systems
- One-time report
- Reporting water waste complaint portal