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The NWRI E-newsletter is published periodically and distributed to those interested in issues related to water resources. It usually contains general announcements related to events and forthcoming publications. Click here to access past E-Newsletters.



December 7, 2017, E-Newsletter


S2S Precipitation Workshop: Presentation Slides Available Online


The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and NWRI presented a workshop on Seasonal to Sub-Seasonal (S2S) Precipitation Forecasting at Orange County Water District (OCWD) on December 5, 2017.  Presenters including experts from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), University of Arizona, DWR, and OCWD discussed the latest developments in forecasting capabilities.  To view and download the presentation slides, please visit: http://www.nwri-usa.org/s2s_precipitation_workshop.htm.



OCWD Honors Legacy of Former General Manager Neil Cline


Orange County Water District (OCWD) mourns the loss of former General Manager Neil Cline, who served OCWD from 1973 to 1986.  Neil Cline was a geologist for the California Department of Water Resources in the Delta Planning Division and a significant leader in the water industry who was active in many statewide organizations, especially the Association of California Water Agencies.  He is remembered by many colleagues in the water industry who had the privilege to work with him.  His contributions to the water industry will never be forgotten.  For more information, please visit: https://www.ocwd.com/news-events/press-releases/.   



Only One Day Left: Early Registration for AWWA’s Symposium (Dec 8)


Early registration ends tomorrow!  The American Water Works Association (AWWA) International Symposium on Potable Reuse early registration deadline is December 8, 2017.  The symposium, to be held January 22-23, 2018, in Austin, Texas, will focus on industry discussion and collaboration on reuse issues related to drinking water, specifically potable reuse.  To register early, please visit: https://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/potable-reuse.aspx.



WateReuse and WE&RF Webinar: Recycled Water in Agriculture (Dec 14)


WateReuse and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) will host a webinar summarizing the WE&RF project report on Agricultural Use of Recycled Water—Impediments and Incentives (Reuse Project 15-08).  The presenters will discuss the drivers for recycled water use in irrigated agriculture, common impediments, and remedies that have been successfully adopted to overcome them.  A geospatial analysis of potential sites for additional agricultural reuse projects in the United States will be presented along with recommendations for utilities, farmers, and regulators. Please visit https://watereuse.org/event/recycled-water-use-in-agriculture-overcoming-the-challenges/ to register.



Funding Opportunity Available: WaterSMART Program (Feb 27)


The Bureau of Reclamation released a funding opportunity for projects that develop both a technical study that creates a methodology for analyzing economic effects of alternative reservoir operating procedures and improvements, and a transferable tool to allow reservoir operators to estimate the benefits analyzed in the technical study.   This opportunity is through the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program, and the deadline for proposals is February 27, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.  To view this funding opportunity, go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=BOR-DO-18-F004.