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Water Authority Earns National Award for Sustainable Management

The San Diego County Water Authority today received a top national award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for its commitment to improving the region’s water supply reliability in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental needs. AMWA honored the Water Authority with its Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at the organization’s national 2016 Executive Management Conference, held today in Scottsdale, Ariz. The association praised the Water Authority for its track record of consistently executing programs, projects and policies that responsibly and effectively meet the long-term water needs of the communities it serves. “San Diego County Water […]

San Diego County Water Authority recognizes student Science Fair water projects

Megan Lopez, from the St. Francis of Assisi School in Vista, recently received second place honors from the San Diego County Water Authority for her entry in the 2004 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Bernie Rhinerson, chairman of the Water Authority board of directors presented Lopez with a $200 award and plaque at the board’s April 22 meeting for her junior division project entitled, “Conserving Water and Minimizing Nitrogen Pollution.”

Water Authority Wins Statewide Award for Carlsbad Desalination Project

The San Diego County Water Authority today was recognized by the nation’s largest statewide coalition of water agencies for innovation and excellence in water resources management with its addition of supplies from the Carlsbad Desalination Project. The 2017 Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence, presented at today’s Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Spring Conference in Monterey, has been awarded annually since 1988 to exemplary programs developed by ACWA member agencies for managing and protecting water supplies in California. As this year’s award winner, the Water Authority will have the honor of selecting three finalists for the next […]

Water Authority provides 23 students with $1,000 scholarships

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors formally recognized high school seniors who each received $1,000 scholarships to be applied toward their college level education. The scholarships are one component of the Creating Paths to Partnerships Program, an annual outreach event sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies for the local contracting community.

Water Authority Board Expands Conservation Efforts

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved an expanded water conservation plan that enhances current programs and adds innovative new programs to the effort. The plan, which places special emphasis on outdoor landscape conservation programs, will result in an additional water savings of 47,091 acre-feet over the next five-to10 years.

Water Authority Wins National 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today recognized the San Diego County Water Authority with a 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award for advancing water efficiency through its Qualified Water Efficient Landscape program, known as QWEL. The Water Authority received one of 25 WaterSense awards at the national WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. This is the second consecutive year the Water Authority has achieved the Excellence Award for the QWEL program, which is certified by EPA to significantly increase water management skills and knowledge among landscape professionals. Program curriculum includes 20 hours of classroom and hands-on training on principles of plant care, […]

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Receives Water Efficiency Award

The San Diego County Water Authority this morning presented its 2019 Water Innovation & Efficiency Award to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for significantly reducing its overall potable water use through a successful water conservation program and new infrastructure for distributing reclaimed water. The award is part of the Water Authority’s Brought to You by Water outreach and education program, and an effort to recognize water-efficiency investments among the region’s top industries and organizations in conjunction with the Industrial Environmental Association. The 2019 Water Innovation & Efficiency Award was announced at the IEA’s 35th Annual Environmental Conference at the San […]