The Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County (AWA) was formed in 1976 to provide a forum for the exchange of information on local and regional water issues. AWA is governed by an 20-member board of directors comprised of leaders representing various water related entities in our region (agriculture, municipalities, water purveyors, small systems, industrial water users, private business, concerned citizens, students, etc.).
Regular meetings and special events are held to disseminate information, and encourage discussion and innovative solutions to water issues facing Ventura County.
In 1956, the Legislature passed a bill creating DWR to plan, design, construct, and oversee the building of the nation's largest state-built water development and conveyance system. Today, DWR protects, conserves, develops, and manages much of California's water supply including the State Water Project which provides water for 25 million residents, farms, and businesses.
Working with other agencies and the public, DWR develops strategic goals, and near-term and long-term actions to conserve, manage, develop, and sustain California's watersheds, water resources, and management systems. DWR also works to prevent and respond to floods, droughts, and catastrophic events that would threaten public safety, water resources and management systems, the environment, and property.
Balancing the State's water needs with environmental protection remains a long-term challenge.
Local governments within the Greater High Desert Region are coming together to enhance the lives of their residents and provide sustainable communities. This is made possible with the assistance of the High Desert Regional Energy Leader Partnership (HDR). Launched in collaboration with Southern California Edison (SCE), The Clean Energy Organization and local energy champions, the Partnership is here to save energy for your family, your business, your neighbors and your community.
The Partnership’s local energy champions are setting the example for future generations on how easy it is to implement change. With local governments committing to effective and efficient energy decision making today, they are able to create stronger communities for the future.
As an energy leader, the Partnership will help guide municipalities and residents to implement change in the way they consume energy to build resiliency. We will assist residents, business owners and municipalities in identify incentives and rebates that are available to help you start saving today.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) is a non-profit based in Fresno, working throughout California to use clean energy as a means to improve the quality of life in rural places. Through energy efficiency programs they work to bring access and awareness closer to home. They fundamentally believe that all Californian’s deserve more efficient, more reliable, and more affordable energy.
SJVCEO work with cities, counties, and public and private organizations to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency and alternative forms of energy. They have been in partnership with SCE since 2009 as in implementer of the Local Government Partnership programs in the Valley and High Desert regions.
The organization’s 10 year history tells their story: municipal leadership, small business innovation, non-profit collaboration, utility partnership, workforce development and training, and persistent doers committed to a shared vision.
The Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) - established in 1984 - is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state's water resources. Through measured advocacy, SCWC works to ensure the health and reliability of Southern California's water supply.
Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Imperial counties, SCWC's approximately 200 member organizations include leaders from business, regional and local government, agricultural groups, labor unions, environmental organizations, water agencies, as well as the general public.
Syzergy’s mission is to advance sustainability through education. Syzergy achieves its 501(c)(3) purpose by developing and conducting a wide variety of educational tools, curricula and activities designed to work in concert to help organizations collaborate with their customers and constituents on development and implementation of sustainability plans.
Syzergy conducts a diverse portfolio of educational media and forums, including expert and peer summits, new technology forums, financing workshops, and environmental sustainability conferences, seminars and webinars. Consistent with its mission to promote environmental sustainability, Syzergy maximizes use of virtual e-communications including online social media to conduct its portfolio of educational activities, minimizing its own carbon footprint and waste, and reducing travel time and costs.
With our Energy Champion partners, Valley Innovative Energy Watch (VIEW) is taking the lead in energy efficiency and conservation. We collaborate with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, the San Joaquin Clean Energy Organization, and the local governments in Tulare County and Kings County to help our communities become more energy efficient - saving one watt at a time.
We set examples by implementing changes to local government buildings, showing the community just how easy it is to make a change - and how great the savings can be!
To help you become more energy efficient, we pool our resources to offer South Valley residents and businesses incentives and rebates. Simply put, when you use energy wisely, you save money and the environment. We need you - the homeowner, renter, student, senior citizen, small business owner or employee - to save to make it possible for us all to view the savings.
We research, inspire and implement best practices throughout participating local governments to set examples for homes and businesses in our area. By empowering local governments with a solid understanding of their energy usage, we encourage and equip them with the resources to surpass energy goals set in a local plan. Local leaders are engaged with energy challenges and tiered incentives from participating utilities within the VIEW time and costs..
The Tulare Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of California - an independent agency operating under the California Water Code. The District it is governed by a five-member Board of Directors that represents geographic areas within the District.
To obtain and deliver a surface water supplies for the purpose of agricutlural irrigation in the District and for groundwater recharge efforts within the basin underlying the District. The District must also operate and maintain 330-miles of canal and approximatley 30 miles of pipeline along with 1,110 acres of groundwater recharge/regulation basins.
Farm Bureau is a voluntary and independent non-governmental, non-profit organization of agricultural producers united for the purpose of achieving educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement. Farm Bureau helps give farmers and ranchers a united voice to promote and protect their common interests without regard to political or religious affiliation. Farm Bureau is local, statewide, national and international in scope and influence.
Tulare County Farm Bureau is comprised of agricultural members (those who receive income from farming or ranching), associate members (those who do not receive income from production agriculture and are non-voting) and business support members.
The Tulare County Farm Bureau is governed by a 23-member Board of Directors consisting of the Executive Committee, 15 District Directors, the California Farm Bureau Federation District 6 Director, Immediate Past President, Chairperson of the Livestockyards Committee and the Tulare County Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Chairperson. A District Director resides or operates a farm or ranch in the county district in which they are elected to represent. These districts correspond to Tulare County supervisorial districts and help Farm Bureau remain a member-controlled, grassroots policy driven organization.