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Apr 30, 2019

ACWA Statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ACWA Executive Director Dave Eggerton issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order directing his administration to develop a broad portfolio of collaborative strategies with local water agencies and other stakeholders for greater water supply resiliency.

“ACWA is encouraged by the governor’s collaborative and comprehensive approach to California’s water issues that builds upon the foundation of the 2016 California Water Action Plan, a policy framework that ACWA fundamentally helped shape through its own comprehensive planning efforts.

“We are especially encouraged to see support for Voluntary Agreements for the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems, investment in innovation and new technologies, healthier forested watersheds, and an emphasis on strengthening partnerships with local water managers.

“The success of the governor’s plan for water resiliency hinges on effective water management at the local level and ACWA’s member agencies look forward to working with the Administration to accomplish our shared goals.”

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose more than 450 members are responsible for about 90\% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit www.acwa.com