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Water Authority Finance Director Lisa Marie Harris Celebrated as CFO of the Year

San Diego County Water Authority Finance Director Lisa Marie Harris has been named CFO of the Year in the Public Sector category by The San Diego Business Journal. Harris has served as director of finance and treasurer for the Water Authority since May 2014, capping 30 years of experience in both public and private finance. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the Water Authority’s $1.98 billion debt portfolio, a $503 million investment portfolio, the development of the biannual $1.7 billion operating budget, and setting annual rates and charges. “The San Diego Business Journal could not have selected […]

Water Authority Earns Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

The San Diego County Water Authority has earned a Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies for its strong record of effective management and significant contributions to the drinking water industry. 

The Water Authority is one of only 13 public drinking water systems nationally to earn AMWA’s outstanding achievement award for utility management.  The awards will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 26 at AMWA’s Annual Meeting in Henderson, Nev. 

All-American Canal Lining Project Named APWA Public Works Project of the Year

The All-American Canal Lining Project (AACLP), a major water conservation project whose benefits include improving San Diego County’s water supply reliability, has won the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2010 Environmental Public Works Project of the Year award for projects greater than $75 million. APWA recognized the project as a model for creating partnerships between local and state water agencies to invest in California water supply development.

Water Authority and City of San Diego Receive International Water Award

The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department recently jointly received the 2010 Public Water Agency of the Year Award of Distinction from the Global Water Awards. The agencies were selected from an international field of candidates for their leadership in managing scarce water resources in 2009 through the development of innovative projects and programs.

Water Authority Wins Awards for Budgeting and Fiscal Management

The San Diego County Water Authority has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011 budget by the Government Finance.

Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award, the 12th to be received by the Water Authority, is considered the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. The agency also received the 2010 Excellence in Budgeting Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO).

Water Authority Receives GFOA 2010 Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The San Diego County Water Authority has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Fiscal Year 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  This is the 11th consecutive year that the Water Authority has received the certificate, which is considered the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

More Than $31 Million Awarded to Water Projects in San Diego Region

The San Diego region has been awarded $31.1 million in grant money by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water demands, improve water quality, manage stormwater, restore habitat and enhance species.

American Society of Civil Engineers President Honors Water Authority’s Emergency & Carryover Storage Project

Today the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, along with dozens of local water leaders and stakeholders, celebrated the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency & Carryover Storage Project winning ASCE’s top international engineering award with a plaque presentation ceremony at Olivenhain Dam near Escondido. ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei presented the plaque for winning ASCE’s 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award to the Water Authority’s leadership, including Board Chair Mark Muir and General Manager Maureen Stapleton. Mattei saluted the Water Authority and its member agencies for having the foresight and dedication to build the Emergency and Carryover […]