CALENDAR NOTES: Upcoming webinars cover Communicating with ratepayers about water rate increases; PFAS in groundwater & surface waters; Groundwater adjudications and SGMA; Watershed solutions through data sharing & collaboration; and more …

WEBINAR: Communicating with Ratepayers – Getting Past “Paying More for Less

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs, and create successful efficiency programs. While often leading to lower long-term rates, efficiency investments can aggravate short-term rate issues and utilities can often face public anger and conflict over the perception that ratepayers are being asked to pay more for less. Please join us for a webinar to explore the following questions:

  • What tools can utilities utilize to communicate more effectively and successfully with their ratepayers as they move to restructure rates to adequately cover fixed costs in light of efficiency program success?
  • How can utilities be convincing about the financial and other community benefits of conservation pricing to consumers and turn public anger into broad support for the utility’s long-term strategic vision?
  • What are the respective roles of decision makers and utility management in developing communication strategies?
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WEBINAR: California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) May 2018 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

Register here.

WEBCAST: Water Well Rehabilitation- Video Logging Techniques for Planning and Process Assessment

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm

Presented by: Christopher Johnson, PG Chg
Principal Hydrologist
Aegis Groundwater Consulting, LLC

Downhole video logging is an effective tool for assessing the before and after effects of well rehabilitation. Interpreting the efficacy of the rehabilitation can be more art than science, but there are means and methods for reducing the risks associated with such interpretation.  In this final installment of Video Log Interpretation, we’ll look at before and after images and video, and present tools for selecting rehabilitation methodology and improved interpretation of the rehabilitation effort efficacy.

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OIMA Brown Bag Seminar: PFAS in Groundwater & Surface Waters

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

While much attention is paid to the drinking water limits for PFOS and PFOA, there is much more to the PFAS story. This presentation will provide an overview of the current understanding of their sources, behavior and distribution in groundwater, surface water and other media, their potential health effects, regulatory screening levels, and also explain the reasons for variations in screening levels in current state-level guidance for PFAS.

Attend in person or by webcast.  Click here for more information.

WEBINAR: Walkthrough: GDE Guidance for Preparing Groundwater Sustainability Plans

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview on how to use the GDE indicators database (hosted by the California Department of Water Resources as the “Natural Communities Commonly Associated with Groundwater dataset”) and GDE guidance document during GSP development. A case study example of how these tools were used during the development of Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s GSP will also be showcased.

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WEBINAR: Groundwater Adjudications and Alternatives to Comprehensive Adjudication

Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

Join Nossaman attorneys on June 7th for a discussion of groundwater adjudications and litigation alternatives in the era of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”).

This webinar, for CLE credit*, will explain the adjudication process from the perspective of water rights attorneys with decades of experience litigating these matters.  It will include a discussion of the largely untested comprehensive adjudication law and its interrelationship with SGMA.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session following the presentation.

This complimentary 90-minute webinar is a must-attend presentation for water industry leaders who are involved in the implementation of SGMA.

*An application for California MCLE accreditation of this program is pending.

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WEBINAR: A River Runs Through It (Hopefully!): Instream Flow Development in the Eastern United States

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Speaker: Robert Caccese, Staff Attorney, The Pennsylvania State University

Join this webinar session to learn how eastern states are successfully (or not!) navigating the confines of riparian law to manage rivers for successful instream flow implementation for fisheries, recreation, and ecological benefits.

Registration information on this page.

STORMS Seminar: Watershed Solutions through Data Sharing, Collaboration & Education

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Many exciting projects are underway in South Orange County to cost effectively manage local watersheds and improve water reliability.  Listen to four speakers describe how cross-watershed collaboration on complex multi-jurisdictional issues such as stormwater, urban run-off, and data sharing can lead to innovative solutions to accurately size aging infrastructure and engage the public in better watershed management.


  • Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Patrick Atwater, Project Manager, California Data Collaborative
  • Ray Hiemstra, Associate Director, Orange County Coastkeeper
  • Grant Sharp, Manager, South OC Watershed Management Area, County of Orange

The event will be hosted by the Moulton Niguel Water District at their Operations Center (26161 Gordon Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653) and webcast at:

Please register for the event at:

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