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    • Getting on the Same Page for a Common Goal February 3, 2014
      Adoption of the OWOW 2.0 Plan by Mark Norton On February 4, 2014, the SAWPA Commission officially adopted the One Water One Watershed (OWOW) 2.0 Plan , Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan for the Santa Ana River Watershed. . […] […]
    • How Well Do Block Rate Water Budgets Promote Water Use Efficiency? February 3, 2014
      Dr. Ken Baerenklau Present Study on Block Rates to the SAWPA Commission How well do block rate water budgets work to encourage customers to conserve water?  Dr. Ken Baerenklau, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics Policy at the University of California, […] […]


The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) will receive sealed proposals until May 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by SAWPA by the date and time herein above set forth. Proposals received after the date and time above referenced will be rejected by SAWPA. Deliver or mail to SAWPA at 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, California 92503. A pre-proposal meeting will be held at the SAWPA offices  on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. If you have question on this RFP  contact David Ruhl at (951) 354-4223 or

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One Water One Watershed (OWOW)

  • In late February 2014 CA Department of Water Resources began the process of finalizing a Grant Agreement with the OWOW Proposition 84 Round 2 project proponents. Due to the recent drought legislation (SB 103, 104), Round 2 is being expedited. The Grant Agreement is scheduled to be finalized by early Summer 2014.
  • In light of SB 103, 104, the next Proposition 84 grant solicitation is also being expedited. The reference to “rounds” will no longer be used. What would have been called Round 3 is split into two solicitations: 1) the 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation, and 2) the 2015 OWOW Grant Solicitation. It is critical that project proponents work now on solutions to meet the goals of the recent OWOW 2.0 Plan. DWR released the draft Guidelines and draft Proposal Solicitation Package for the 2014 Grant Solicitation on April 3rd. 

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From the Water Blog

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    • Water’s Role in Real Estate & the Economy: an Interview with Randall Lewis April 6, 2014
      We sat down with Randall Lewis of the Lewis Group of Companies, which is one of the nation’s largest real estate development companies, to talk about the role that water plays in the building industry. Since 1955, the Lewis Group has built over 56,000 homes and currently owns 8,000 apartment homes and 30 shopping centers. […] […]
    • Drought Busting Edible Garden: the Real California Cuisine February 23, 2014
      Real California Cuisine – with California Natives Plants Have you ever wondered what our native plants taste like? You can find out by attending a Native Edibles workshop and tasting at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and by planting some beautiful edible natives in your own yard! One of the best ways to save […] […]
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