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.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler that delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn provides water to 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is governed by a 38-member board of directors who represent their respective member agencies ensuring each member agency is part of the governance of Metropolitan.
bewaterwise.com is Metropolitan's gateway to rebates, incentives and grant programs as well as educational materials, tips and inspiration for water-saving ideas indoors and outside. On this website you will find information on SoCal Water$mart for rebates, the Water Savings Incentive Program for custom projects, the Community Partnering Program for grants, no-cost landscape irrigation surveys, and other programs to assist you.
The Southern California Water Coalition (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..