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The National League of Cities (NLC) announced the start of the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a community service campaign to encourage cities nationwide to be more mindful of the water they use. The annual program, held during Earth Month (April 1-30), encourages elected officials to inspire their cities’ residents to make pledges and support water conservation efforts. Residents can make their pledge online at www.mywaterpledge.com, where energy-saving resources, cost-saving tips and other educational resources are provided. The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a partnership between NLC, the Wyland Foundation, Toyota and other stakeholders.

“Saving water is a critical part of a city’s resiliency, particularly in light of the extreme weather conditions seen in many parts of the nation,” said NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony. “Our cities’ residents can make a positive impact by limiting their water consumption and becoming more knowledgeable about the effects of their actions on water supply and water quality. Everyone participating in this challenge is helping to make a difference and is working to create a sustainable future.”

With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, water conservation has become a national imperative, bringing attention to the need for more education and knowledge of natural resources. Participating mayors will ask city residents to show their commitment to conserving water and cutting pollution by taking part in this program to drastically slash water and energy usage nationwide.

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Big thanks to the Santa Ana River Basin Section (SARBS) for their recent donation to the Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship Fund!

We’ve set a goal to grow the fund to $500,000 by the end of 2015. We’re only a few short months away. The Scholarship benefits students in reaching their career goals in the water environment profession and is funded by donations from local sections and individual members. Beneficiaries include full or part time students in associate, undergraduate or graduate programs. Please support your local section fundraising efforts, or help organize a fundraiser in your local community – put on a golf tournament, have a bake sale or silent auction. Donations are accepted year-round and are eligible for a tax deduction. As you’re finishing your taxes this week – wouldn’t a big donation to the Kirt Brooks Scholarship Fund have come in handy? Don’t miss out for 2014!

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) annual “State of the District” Reports for 2013 are now available online for viewing and/or downloading.

The goal of these reports is to promote transparency to ratepayers, stakeholders, and local officials by providing information on system management, highlights of the year, financial sustainability, and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Join your colleagues in this interactive session.  Secure your spot today for our upcoming CWEA Technical Certification Preparation Session to prepare for your next CWEA certification exam. Our knowledgeable moderators will share how to use the many resources and tools to get you on the path to your certification.
Space is limited, register online now!

Monday, April 21, 2014
CWEA’s San Diego Section
City of San Diego Training Center
Earn 7.2 CWEA Contact Hours
Online registration will close at 5pm Tuesday, April 15th

You’ll review the CWEA Path to Certification and delve into the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) that make up the core of your vocation.  You’ll use the newly developed KSA Gap Analysis Tool to identify areas to focus on during your studying.  Numerous and diverse sample questions will be reviewed as your moderator guides you through the highlights of your vocation.  You’ll be able to develop your own action plan tool for you to use throughout the day to track your action items and plan your next steps. You’ll leave this workshop with a better idea of what areas you need to focus on as you prepare for your exam.

Start planning your schedule at AC 14today! Download the new FREE CWEA 2014 Annual Conference mobile “Guidebook” app to plan your week and stay connected with the social buzz surrounding the event.

        • Review sessions and speakers to pick the ones you don’t want to miss by adding them to your schedule.
        • Search for the exhibitors you want to see in the exhibit hall and check where they are located on the exhibit map.
        • Review and add the Opening General Session, committee breakfasts and pre-conference workshops to your schedule.
        • Stay updated on all schedule changes – the app will notify you as they occur.
        • Connect with fellow attendees via Facebook before, during and after the event with the easy to access icon.
        • Provide us feedback on the sessions you attend by filling out the quick survey in each session description. Your feedback will help us to continue improving our education and training!