Local Disadvantaged Community Project Funded

On June 24, 2015, the Department of Water Resources announced the award of the 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program whereby SAWPA’s regional project, the Water-Energy Community Action Network (WECAN), will receive a total of $2.3 […]

By |Thursday, July 2, 2015|OWOW|Comments Off|

2014 Riverwalk

A Volunteer Effort: The 2014 Riverwalk

The Santa Ana River Watershed includes a mixture of urban, suburban and rural populations of people that border the Pacific Ocean, small creeks and the region’s central waterway, the […]

By |Monday, January 19, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

OWOW 2015 Implementation

As a City Manager, General Manager, Tribal Representative, Non-Profit Manager, etc. you are responsible to the constituents you serve. The catch is that as a leader you can no longer go it alone because […]

By |Wednesday, January 14, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Banner Year for the Brine Line

It’s been a great year for the Inland Empire Brine Line, which exported 92,000 tons of salty brine water to help protect groundwater in the upper Santa Ana River Watershed.

SAWPA’s Brine Line was built […]

By |Sunday, October 19, 2014|Brine Line|Comments Off|

Groundwater Reduction During Drought in the Colorado River Basin

There is region that covers a large part of the American West, 1/12th the Continental U.S. land mass in fact, that is in a 14 year drought. Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine found […]

By |Thursday, August 7, 2014|OWOW, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

2014 IRWM Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation

On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown declared a drought state of emergency. With less rains, the State is finding ways to direct funds to drought-impacted communities, thus SB 103 and 104, […]

By |Wednesday, June 11, 2014|Commission, OWOW|Comments Off|

Getting on the Same Page for a Common Goal

Adoption of the OWOW 2.0 Plan by Mark Norton On February 4, 2014, the SAWPA Commission officially adopted the One Water One Watershed (OWOW) 2.0 Plan , Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan for the Santa Ana River Watershed. . […]

By |Monday, February 3, 2014|Commission, OWOW|Comments Off|

How Well Do Block Rate Water Budgets Promote Water Use Efficiency?

Dr. Ken Baerenklau Present Study on Block Rates to the SAWPA Commission How well do block rate water budgets work to encourage customers to conserve water?  Dr. Ken Baerenklau, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics Policy at the University of California, […]

By |Monday, February 3, 2014|Commission, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Regional Integrated Water Resources Workshop

For those who attended the Regional Integrated Water Resources Workshop on December 19, 2013, SAWPA would like to thank you for making it a successful one. We hope that you found the information on […]

By |Wednesday, December 4, 2013|Brine Line, Commission, OWOW, Round Table, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

A Quick Glance at the Draft OWOW 2.0 Plan

This updated Plan reflects the culmination of the hard work and dedication of the ten stellar OWOW Pillar workgroups ( in identifying new implementation projects and programs that will address the water resource challenges facing our region.  The draft OWOW […]

By |Wednesday, October 30, 2013|OWOW|Comments Off|