On November 6, EPA announced the release of a Synthesis Report on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy. The report is intended to help raise the awareness of water’s importance to the national economic welfare, and to summarize information that public and private decision-makers can use to better manage the nation’s water resources. The report highlights EPA’s review of the literature and practice on the importance of water to the U.S. economy, identifies key data gaps, and describes the implication of the study’s findings for future research. EPA intends this report will be a catalyst for a broader discussion about water’s critical role in the U.S. economy. Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water stated in a message to the water sector that “water is vital to a productive and growing economy in the United States, and directly affects the production of many goods and services.” While some data are available about how important clean and available water is to various economic sectors–including agriculture, tourism, fishing, manufacturing, and energy production — the information is often dispersed and incomplete. Stoner added “understanding the economic significance of water is difficult because it depends upon several interacting elements: the volume supplied, where and when it is supplied, whether the supply is reliable, and whether the quality of the water meets the requirements of its intended use.”
West Yost Associates is excited to announce the addition of CWEA member Kyle Rhorer to their firm as Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer. Kyle has over 20 years of municipal utility consulting experience, including alternative project delivery, strategic planning, program management, infrastructure financing, and utility financial management. Read the press release at West Yost Associates.
According to the new Global Water Report 2013 by international not-for-profit organization CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management, The Guardian reported.
Join your colleagues in this interactive session. Secure your spot today for one of our upcoming CWEA Technical Certification Preparation Sessions below 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!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
CWEA’s Northern San Joaquin Section
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Earn 7.2 CWEA Contact Hours
Register online by November 26th
Thursday, December 5, 2013
CWEA’s Tri-Counties Section
Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention
Earn 6.6 CWEA Contact Hours
Register online by November 27th
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. After reviewing the tools and tips for preparing for your exam, you’ll divide into vocation focused groups and learn more about specific ways to study and prepare. You’ll be given an action plan tool for you to fill out and 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.