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Johnny Gonzales has replaced Jarrod Ramsey-Lewis as the State Biosolids Coordinator for the State Water Resources Control Board. Johnny is a strong supporter of diverse biosolids management options, including land application. He worked closely with Todd Thompson on the development of the General Order and also served briefly the as that State Coordinator after Todd left and prior to Jarrod coming on to SWRCB. Most recently Johnny has been working on agriculture issues including recycled water, CAFO permitting and salinity.
Unveiling of “A Thirsty Planet” website at WateReuse Association’s national convention September 12-15 in Washington, DC
A major public outreach effort to promote education, understanding and acceptance of water reuse and desalination is being launched using a website that will serve as an information hub for the general public and non-industry audiences. [Read more]
CWEA Leaders and SWRCB staff met this week and discussed the certification portion of the staff report that is scheduled to be presented to the Water Board on September 21. SWRCB staff will be modifying that piece of their report for clarification. CWEA Board Member Simon Watson will be giving testimony for clarification as well. We appreciate your support in sending in emails and letters. Your efforts helped keep the dialogue open and generated more awareness of CWEA’s program among regulators as well as among our own members.
As day two of The Northern Regional Training Conference in Modesto kicks off, attendees will yet again get a full day
packed with a top-notch training, and a few surprises. CWEA President Pei-Chin Low, P.E will speak to during Friday’s lunch about the vision of CWEA’s Strategic Plan… what it means to you, and how you can get involved to help CWEA reach its’ Big Audacious Goal.
Thursday’s training was highlighted with sessions including one given by Master Dog Trainer Carlos Diaz and his three canine companions. Mr. Diaz and his pack showed a crowded room what to look for when encountering aggressive behavior from a dog when working in the field.
Thursday evening was spent at the beautiful McHenry Mansion under the stars. Period dressed docents guided guests through the Mansion giving a glimpse into life in the 1860’s. Dinner followed while guests caught up with each other. A group of talented local musicians played through out the night making for a fantastic evening.