SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

March 15, 2010 16:53 ET

ACWA Legislative Symposium Slated for March 17

New Legislative Water Package, Desalination Set for Discussion

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) will host its annual Legislative Symposium on Wednesday, March 17, at the Sacramento Convention Center. The program will focus on the historic legislative water package passed in November by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Attendees will hear from representatives of the state agencies responsible for implementing the legislation, and their initial plans for improving the Delta ecosystem while ensuring reliable water deliveries. Other specific topics include improving the feasibility of desalination projects and potential fee increases imposed by an economically ailing state.

Panelists include Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force in 2007-2008, Delta Protection Commission Chair Don Nottoli and Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin. Other speakers include Dan Pellissier, Governor Schwarzenegger's deputy cabinet secretary, Mesa Consolidated Water District General Manager Paul Shoenberger, Sierra Club Senior Advocate Jim Metropulos, State Water Resources Control Board Chair Charles R. Hoppin, State and Consumer Services Agency Acting Secretary Tom Sheehy, and Friant Water Authority Government Affairs Manager Glenn Farrel.

    WHAT:  ACWA 2010 Legislative Symposium
    WHEN:  Wednesday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Sacramento Convention Center, Rooms 307/308

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 450 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Persike
    ACWA Director of Strategic Coordination and Public Affairs
    916/296-3981 (cell)