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.

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.