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La Mesa, San Diego Residents Take Top Honors in Regional Photo Contest

A beauty shot of an East County reservoir and a portrait of a young couple at Sunset Cliffs took the top prizes in the San Diego County Water Authority’s “Brought to You by Water” photo contest during Water Awareness Month in May. Dozens of water lovers from across the San Diego region put their photography skills to the test in the Water Authority’s annual photo competition highlighting the importance of safe and reliable water supplies. The Water Authority received nearly 80 entries in the contest, which is part of the Water Authority’s new outreach and education program called Brought to […]

Water Authority’s Diversification Strategy Lauded in ‘New Visions, Smart Choices’ Report

The San Diego County Water Authority’s multifaceted plan for diversifying the region’s water supplies is a model for other communities around the West, according to a report released Tuesday by a non-profit network of water managers, scientists and conservationists called Carpe Diem West

New Visions, Smart Choices

Water Authority receives two awards for Coachella Canal Lining Project

The Coachella Canal Lining Project, a critical component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s effort to diversify its water supply, has received two distinguished awards recognizing the project for its innovative design and unique construction.

The San Diego Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers selected the CCLP as its Project of the Year out of 32 projects considered by the organization. The CCLP also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Western Council of Construction Consumers.

Governor appoints Water Authority board member Bill Knutson to Colorado River Board

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed San Diego County Water Authority board member Bill Knutson to the Colorado River Board of California as the Water Authority's representative on the board.

The Colorado River Board was established in 1937 by state law to protect California's rights and interests in the resources provided by the Colorado River and to represent California in discussions and negotiations regarding the Colorado River and its management. California representatives on the Colorado River Board serve at the pleasure of the governor.

San Diego County Water Authority’s plan for future water reliability wins awards

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Regional Water Facilities Master Plan recently received top honors in two awards competitions. Both the California Association of Environmental Professionals and the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association selected the master plan as the “Outstanding Planning Document” for 2003.

Water Authority receives 2005 Multi-Cultural Heritage Award

The San Diego County Water Authority received the 2005 Multicultural Heritage Award at the 10th Annual Multicultural Heritage awards luncheon May 19, 2005 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. Presented by the San Diego Business Journal and Wells Fargo Bank, the Water Authority received the award for its commitment to assisting small and emerging business enterprises throughout the San Diego region.

Water Authority project selected as 2005 ASCE international award finalist

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir project has been selected one of five merit finalists in the worldwide 2005 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement competition by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Established in 1960, the OCEA award honors the projects that best illustrate superior civil engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.

Water Authority’s Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir named ‘2003 Project of the Year’


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The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association has selected the San Diego County Water Authority's Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir project as its "2003 Project of the Year." The award was presented at the Sept. 9 APWA luncheon in the environmental category for projects over $10 million.