General Membership Meeting and Tour, plus Water For People Auction!
Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

General Membership Meeting and Tour, plus Water For People Auction!

TOUR: Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant (EBMUD)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 7700 Greenly Drive, Oakland, CA

Come join BAWWA and tour the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant (USL WTP) with the treatment plant in service. The USL WTP is one of six water treatment plants that supply water to the EBMUD water distribution system. EBMUD provides drinking water to 1.4 million customers and when in service, USL WTP serves the southern part of the service area, including Oakland, Alameda, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Castro Valley, and Hayward. Originally built in 1927 with six filters, the plant was upgraded to ten filters in 1961 to serve growing demands, and again in 1991 to improve treatment technology and quality. An upgraded LOX-ozone system was installed in 2018 to further improve the disinfection and taste-and-odor treatment capabilities. The plant operates seasonally during the warm weather months to meet the higher demands, and also provides support throughout the year for testing and facility maintenance needs.

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Raw water is drawn to the treatment plant from the Upper San Leandro Reservoir located in Castro Valley via a tunnel through the Oakland Hills. USL Reservoir is supplied by runoff from the local watershed and also sometimes by diversion from the Mokelumne Aqueducts. The plant is a conventional water treatment plant and can treat up to 60 million gallons per day.

  • Tour Size: Unlimited

  • Time: Arrive by 3:00 pm to check in. Tour will start promptly.

  • Clothing Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes.

  • Parking/Carpooling: Parking at the facility is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

  • Registration: RSVP by November 7th. Additional information will be emailed to all registered participants.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & DINNER

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Following the tour of the Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant, make your way to Eve’s Waterfront Restaurant in Oakland. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the BAWWA General Meeting, which includes election of new 2020 officers and directors, and concludes with the always-lively annual Water For People Auction.

Buffet Dinner features:

  • Bread, Little Gems Lettuce Salad

  • Seared Wild Salmon: Tomato Beurre Blanc

  • Signature Buttermilk Fried chicken: Spice - Citrus

  • Pan-Fried Green Beans, Oven Roasted Potatoes

  • Desserts: Mini-Cheesecake, Brownies, Cookies

    * Vegetarian Entree is also available. Be sure to select as Meal Choice in your registration.

Location: Eve’s Waterfront Restaurant (15 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA)
Parking: Free parking in lot in front of restaurant

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 5:00pm No-Host Bar

  • 6:00pm Dinner Served

  • 7:00pm General Meeting, 2020 Board Election, Annual Water For People Auction


BAWWA Annual Water For People Auction

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Water For People is a nonprofit that works with people in developing countries to improve their access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, and more than 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. Water For People is working to change those statistics. In 2011, Water For People launched its daring “Everyone, Forever” initiative aimed at making real, sustainable change in the communities where the organization works.

BAWWA has been increasingly successful in raising money for WFP in our annual auction, and having a great time while doing it. We hope to continue the trend this year!

Money Raised from Previous BAWWA Auction Events:

  • 2015 - $2,670

  • 2016 - $2,335

  • 2017 - $3,505

  • 2018 - $2,475

  • 2019 – up to you!

A successful auction depends on having exciting auction items!

We are looking for more items to be donated by our BAWWA community! Popular items include food baskets, wine, power tools, sports paraphernalia, and electronics. If you have any items you’d like to donate and need help coordinating delivery, please contact:

Lisa Pezzino, BAWWA Water for People Chairperson

(415) 776-5800 x304 or lisa@srtconsultants.com


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2019 Golf Tournament
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Golf Tournament

Monday, August 19
Garry Lee Memorial Golf Tournament
Marin Country Club
Novato

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Please contact Deanna Lee with any questions (dlee1@brwncald.com, 925-210-2209).

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Gather your foursome for the annual BAWWA tournament! Marin Country Club has long been considered the premier golfing location in Marin County. On Monday, August 19, enjoy a round with your water industry colleagues on this newly renovated challenging par-72. Renowned architects Lawrence M. Hughes and John Harbottle III designed the golf course which features exceptional year-round conditions and offers incredible views of the beautiful Ignacio Valley. Our friends at North Marin Water District provide the recycled water for course irrigation.

The $165 package includes lunch, dinner, greens fees, cart, and all your golf practice needs, including a putting contest. Dinner will feature award presentations and fabulous raffle prizes. If you’re a golf novice, don’t worry. BAWWA encourages non-competitive and beginning players to participate!

Not a golfer, but looking for a fun evening? For just $55 join us for cocktails and dinner starting at 5:00 pm, and have a chance at those raffle prizes!

Schedule:

10:00 am Registration Check-In
11:00 am Driving Range, Putting Contest
LUNCH (Box Lunch)
12:00 pm Shotgun Start
5:00 pm Cocktails (No Host Bar)
DINNER
Raffle Prizes, Fun & Competitive Awards

Fees:

Golfers $165
Cocktail Hour/Dinner-Only $55

 

Be a Tournament Sponsor

Advertise your organization, promote your products or services, and help BAWWA put on a spectacular day.

 
 

Please contact dlee1@brwncald.com if you have questions.

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2019 Summer Social
Jul
27
3:15 PM15:15

2019 Summer Social

Saturday, July 27
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids
MLS Soccer Match and Tailgate
Avaya Stadium, San Jose

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Join BAWWA in the South Bay this summer at the European-style Avaya Stadium. Opened in 2015, this beautiful home of the San Jose Earthquakes features an energetic atmosphere, a 2-acre Fan Zone, and the largest outdoor bar in North America! Tailgate with Bay Area water colleagues, friends, and families, then watch the Earthquakes take on the visiting Colorado Rapids. Perhaps we’ll get to see Earthquakes legend Chris Wondolowski extend his all-time MLS career goals record! If you haven’t yet had the chance to attend an event at Avaya, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity on July 27. See you there!

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Tailgate: 3:15 - 6:00 pm

Delicious food & drinks for adults and children.
Cornhole games. Good company.
Avaya Stadium Parking Lot, Location TBA

Soccer Match: 6:45 pm

Check out the Fan Zone prior to the match!
BAWWA seats are in Section 132.

Fee: Adults $35 Children (under 18) $30
(Fee includes one ticket to the match and unlimited food/drink at the tailgate.)

*** All tickets and details will be emailed to purchaser prior to the event.***

 
 

Please contact lcroy@marinwater.org if you have questions.

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General Membership Meeting and Tour of Anheuser-Busch Brewery
May
30
3:15 PM15:15

General Membership Meeting and Tour of Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Tour: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Tour Location: 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield, CA

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Please join BAWWA for a technical tour focused on water efficiency, energy, and overall water management (and of course beer-making) at this Fairfield brewery. For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, they own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships, and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. They are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional craft beers.

They make major investments each year in their breweries and facilities, and in cutting-edge scientific research. They embrace new technologies and innovations so that they can brew, package, transport, and deliver their more than 100 brands in the most environmentally sustainable way possible. Water management and efficiency are essential to their operations.

  • Time: Arrive by 3:15 pm. Tour begins promptly at 3:30 pm and will conclude around 4:30 pm.

  • Parking: Park in the visitor lot and there will be a sign to assemble in the former tour center. Busch Drive is easily accessed via I-80 Exit 43 and Chadbourne Road.

  • Registration Extended: RSVP by 3 pm on Tuesday, May 28.

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an aisle of silver casks at Anheuser-Busch Brewery

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & DINNER

Following the tour of the A-B Brewery, head to the nearby Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield for our social hour and no-host private bar starting at 5:00 pm. A buffet dinner, including salad, bread, two entrées, and dessert, will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by our speaker.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield (2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield, CA 94533)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 5:00 pm No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 pm Buffet Dinner Served

  • 7:00 pm General Meeting and Guest Speaker

Buffet Dinner

  • House Made Garlic Bread

  • Traditional Caesar Salad

  • Entrees

    • Penne Pasta w/Grilled Chicken in a White Wine Sauce

    • Eggplant Parmesan

  • Dessert

    • Fudge Brownies & House Baked Cookies

Parking

Visitor parking lot is behind the hotel. Once inside, follow the sign for BAWWA event to the outside patio for private bar social hour and buffet dinner.


Presentation: Water, Conflict, and Peace
Morgan Shimabuku

Research Associate, Pacific Institute, Oakland

BAWWA is excited and honored to host this special presentation by Morgan Shimabuku on the topics of water, conflict, and peace. The well-known refrain, that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting, rings true, but is an oversimplification of the reality of conflicts involving water. During her talk, Morgan will provide an overview of the different forms of violent conflict around water, with insights and case studies from the Pacific Institute’s database, the Water Conflict Chronology, which for the past 30 years has attempted to track all water-related violent conflicts around the world. She will also discuss solutions for peace and how sustainable water management and nature-based solutions have a role in reducing incidents of violence and conflict.

The Pacific Institute is a global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies. The Mission of the Institute is to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Their Vision is a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. To learn more, visit pacinst.org.


 
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General Membership Meeting and Tour of Searsville Dam
Mar
5
2:45 PM14:45

General Membership Meeting and Tour of Searsville Dam

Tour: Searsville Dam (limited to 30)
Times: 2:45 – 4:30 PM

Tour Location: Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Park and Shuttle: Lawler Ranch Road and Sandhill Road, Portola Valley

Searsville Dam from above

You may have heard of the Searsville Dam in the news recently, because much controversy surrounds its future. Many groups have called for it to be removed, and there are issues with sediment mobilization, flood management, and special-status species. Please join BAWWA for a walk onto the crest of the dam, and a discussion of the many issues surrouching the dam, reservoir, and creek with David Freyberg, Stanford professor of hydrology.

Searsville Dam and Reservoir are located in Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve in the San Francisquito Creek watershed, adjacent to Portola Valley and Woodside, west of Interstate 280. The dam was built in 1892 by the for-profit Spring Valley Water Company and acquired by Stanford University in 1919. Today, sedimentation has reduced the reservoir to less than 10 percent of its original water capacity.

  • Tour Size: Limited to 30 people by Preserve operating permits.

  • Time: Arrive at the Park and Shuttle location by 2:45 pm. Full cars (5+ people per car) will depart for the Preserve as they are filled. Tour begins at the Preserve promptly at 3:00 pm and will conclude by 4:30 pm.

  • Parking: Preserve permit restrictions require tours to use the Park and Shuttle location at Lawler Ranch Road off Sand Hill Road.

  • Registration: RSVP by Friday, March 1. Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & DINNER

Following the tour of Searsville, head to downtown Menlo Park for our social hour and no-host
bar starting at 5:00 pm at Sultana Restaurant. A buffet dinner, including appetizers,
salad, bread, entrée, and dessert, will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by our dinner speaker.

Location: Sultana Restaurant (1149 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 5:00 pm No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 pm Buffet Dinner Served

  • 7:00 pm General Meeting and Guest Speaker

Speaker: Victor Smith

Victor will present the ins and outs of the rate setting process for water utilities. Since 2014, he has worked on more than 20 rate studies with Raftelis Financial Consultants. Raftelis staff have assisted more than 1,000 utilities across the U.S., including some of the largest and most complex agencies in the nation. In the past year alone, Raftelis worked on more than 600 financial/organizational/technology consulting projects for more than 400 water, wastewater, and/or stormwater utilities in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

Directions: Sultana Restaurant is located at 1149 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo Park.
Public Transit: Sultana Restaurant is a 3-minute walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station.
Parking: Sultana has parking behind the restaurant, which is adjacent to Menlo Park Public Parking Lot 1.

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General Membership Meeting and Tour of Salesforce Tower
Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

General Membership Meeting and Tour of Salesforce Tower

Tour: Salesforce Tower
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Located on Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, the Salesforce Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline, and the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. This vertical campus for Salesforce employees and other tenants incorporates innovative features such as a custom HVAC system that allows the building to literally “breathe” fresh outside air, saving energy and supporting occupant well-being. The tower will feature the largest on-site blackwater recycling system in a commercial high-rise in the country. While that system is not yet online, BAWWA tourgoers will learn about the tower’s many sustainability features as the Salesforce Green Buildings Team leads us through its beautiful employee floors. A stop in their adjacent building may be included to see an example of an amazing Ohana Floor. Before or after your building tour, you will have the opportunity to take a stroll and learn about the neighboring Transbay Transit Center and its rooftop park, which is currently dealing with unexpected cracks in its steel beams.

  • Tour Size: Approximately 40-minute building tour, limited to total of 40 people (two groups of 20).

  • Time: Arrive by 3:15 pm to begin check-in. First building tour will start at 3:30 pm. Second will start approximately 4:10 pm. Transbay Transit Center walk before or after tour.

  • Parking: Plentiful parking options nearby, along with the Montgomery BART Station.

  • Registration: RSVP by November 26th. Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the tour of the Salesforce Tower, take a relaxing stroll over to Tabletop Tap House for our social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner, including salad, bread, entrée, dessert, and unlimited soda, tea and coffee, will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by a brief business meeting to elect the BAWWA directors and officers for 2019.

Dinner Entrées Feature Your Choice of:

  • Portobello & Polenta Stack with FreshMozzarella, Tomato Conserva, GrilledZucchini, Balsamic Reduction &Truffle Oil

  • Baked Salmon with Sweet Chili SoyGlaze, Coconut-Ginger Fried Rice & Wilted Greens

  • Grilled Chicken with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Beer Braised Onions & Tarragon Lemon Cream

Location: Tabletop Tap House (175 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Parking: There are several parking options within walking distance of the events. If you want to avoid driving, consider taking public transportation. Both the tour and dinner events are walking distance from the Montgomery and Powell BART Stations, respectively, as well as the Transbay Transit Terminal.
Directions: Tabletop Tap House is at 175 4th Street, three blocks west of Salesforce Tower.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 5:00pm No-Host Bar

  • 6:00pm Dinner Served

  • 7:00pm General Meeting, Board Election, & Annual Water For People Auction


Women cross a wet swath of land by stepping on sand bags

Water for People is a nonprofit that works with people in developing countries to improve their access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, and more than 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. Water for People is working to change those statistics. In 2011, Water For People launched its daring “Everyone, Forever” initiative aimed at making real, sustainable change in the communities where the organization works.

BAWWA has been increasingly successful in raising money for WFP in our annual auction, and having a great time while doing it. We hope to continue the trend this year!

Money Raised from Previous BAWWA Auction Events:

  • 2014 - $3,429

  • 2015 - $2,670

  • 2016 - $2,335

  • 2017 - $3,505

  • 2018 – up to you!

A successful auction depends on having exciting auction items!

We are looking for items to be donated by our BAWWA community! Popular items include food baskets, wine, power tools, sports paraphernalia, and electronics. If you have any items you’d like to donate and need help coordinating delivery, please contact:

Lisa Pezzino, BAWWA Water for People Chairperson

(415) 776-5800 x304 or lisa@srtconsultants.com


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Salesforce Tower location

 

Tabletop Tap House location

 
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Garry Lee Memorial Golf Tournament
Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Garry Lee Memorial Golf Tournament

The golf course at Sequoyah is as difficult to master as it is verdant and beautiful, with hilly terrain and small, sloping greens to challenge the most skilled golfer. With no parallel fairways and no two holes alike, Sequoyah is truly a joy to experience. the course is a challenging par 70 for men and par 72 for women, with one of the highest slope/yardage ratios of any layout in California. Rolling hills, sloping fairways, and lightning fast greens demand the best of every golfer while providing sweeping vistas and a luxurious evergreen backdrop.

  • 11am Registration and Putting Contest

  • 11:30am Lunch

  • 1pm Shotgun Start

  • 6pm Cocktails (no host bar), Dinner, Slideshow, Raffles, and Prizes

    $175 includes:

  • putting contest

  • lunch

  • range balls

  • cart

  • greens fees

  • dinner

  • raffle prize opportunities

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2018 Summer Social
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

2018 Summer Social

Tailgate: 3:00pm, Game: 6:05pm

Fee: Adults $30 Children (under 18): $20

(Fee includes one ticket to the game and unlimited food/drink at the tailgate. Participants will also receive access to purchase discounted parking passes)

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE!

TAILGATE

Great tailgate food/drink & great company!

Oakland Coliseum Parking Lot, Lot TBA

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

BASEBALL GAME

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants

Oakland Coliseum, Section 313

6:05 pm

** Tickets will be emailed to the purchaser prior to the game. **

Please contact BAWWASummerSocial2018@gmail.com if you have questions.

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City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant Tour and General Meeting
Mar
29
3:00 PM15:00

City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant Tour and General Meeting

Times: 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Tour #1), 4:15 – 5:15 PM (Tour #2)

Location: City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant
3003 Pacheco Boulevard, Martinez, CA 94553

Come join BAWWA and tour the City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant. The Martinez Water Treatment Plant is a conventional water treatment plant that treats surface water from the Delta, sent through the Contra Costa Canal System.

The City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant serves mostly the City of Martinez’s 30,000 customers and has a peak flow of 15 MGD, but a sustained flow of about 10 MGD. The facility was built in 1948, and underwent several major upgrades over the years, with installation of an ozone system in 1990, to battle taste and odor compounds in the source water, and most recently a seismic upgrade in 2012.

Following the tour of the City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant, come join us for dinner at Zio Fraedo’s. Attendees areinvited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Buffet dinner willbe served at 6:00 pm, followed by:

BAWWA General Meeting and Special Guest Speaker Robert Janowski.

Robert (Bob), is a SWRCB DDW T5/D3 licensed operator and directs, and oversees the operation of the water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and transmission facilities for the City of Napa. He is the Vice-Chair for the Operators Division of the CA-NV AWWA section. Bob will discuss the response and recovery for operations after two major potable water system emergencies, most notably from the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and the 2017 Atlas Peak fire.


Tour Size/Spots: Two tours of approximately 60 minutes, limited to 30 people each.

Times: For the 3:00 pm tour, arrive by 2:45 pm to begin check-in. Tour will start promptly.
For the 4:15 pm tour, arrive by 4:00 pm to begin check-in. Tour will start promptly.

Clothing Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, no open toe shoes.

Parking: Parking is available at the facility, but carpooling is encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by March 21, 2018. Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: No cost

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Hangar 1 Distillery Tour and Annual Water For People Auction
Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

Hangar 1 Distillery Tour and Annual Water For People Auction

Come join BAWWA in Building 22 of the Alameda Naval Air Station to see behind-the-scenes operations and learn about the craft of making Hangar 1 vodka. Learn about their fruit and botanical selection, the distillation process, and the first ever vodka made with harvested Bay Area fog! Hangar 1 teamed with FogQuest, a non-profit that plans and implements sustainable water projects for rural water communities around the world. The next Fog Point vodka comes out in February 2018.

The tour ends in the distillery space and includes tasting of up to six Hangar 1 vodka expressions, including their Distiller’s Exclusive Line, available only at the distillery. Tastings of spirits shall not exceed 0.25 ounces and shall be limited to no more than six tastes per individual per day. A valid ID is required upon check-in for all guests participating in the tasting. They cannot permit anyone under 21 in the facility. Hangar 1 is an integral part of Alameda’s “Spirits Alley,” a cluster of artisan distilleries and tasting rooms along Monarch Street at Alameda Point that has helped transform the former Naval Air Station from a once deserted area to a popular destination for both tourists and locals, with stunning panoramicviews of the San Francisco skyline.

Following the tour of Hangar 1 Vodka at Alameda Point, join us on the Pizza & Brew side of Linguini’s Restaurant in downtown Alameda’s Park Street area. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the BAWWA General Meeting and the Annual Water For People Auction!

Hangar One Distillery Tour:

Where: 2505 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA 94501

When: November 16, 2017 3:00 – 4:45 PM

General Meeting, Dinner, and WFP Auction:

Where: Linguini’s Restaurant, 1508 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501

When: November 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Cost: $20 Tour | $40 Dinner Meeting

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The 5th Annual Bay Area Water for People: Reception and Film Event
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

The 5th Annual Bay Area Water for People: Reception and Film Event

Join us as we celebrate International Day of the Girl. Our featured speaker, Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, will discuss the role that women play in the global water and sanitation crisis. This year’s flm screening will be of the documentary, Women and Water (58 minutes), which presents the challenges that women in rural India face in providing water to their families. The event will include a reception with drinks and appetizers, raffe, and audience discussion.

Film Synopsis: From birth through to death, water plays an essential role in every stage of life. And in India, as with most poorer societies, it is women who are responsible for fnding water, and using it. Women and Water is a beautiful, poetic examination of Indian society through the prism of water and shows how this most elemental of resources is denied to the most needy. As so poignantly quoted in the flm, “Water gives life, just like women do”.

The film was directed and produced by Nocem Collado in 2013, and was the winner of the 2015 Green Film Network Award. To learn more about this event and sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to bayareawfp@gmail.com.

Where: Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

When: Wednesday, October 11th, 5:30- 9:00pm

Cost: $30 in advance | $35 at the door | $20 student (with ID)

Appetizers and one drink are included with the price of admission. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.

Buy Tickets Now!

Thank you to all of our event sponsors:

Warrior Sponsor: SRT Consultants, BAWWA

Friend Sponsors: Carollo Engineers, HDR, Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

Buddy Sponsors: Bartle Wells Associates, CDM Smith, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Woodard & Curran

Contributors: Kagin's Consulting, Ed McCormick, Melanie Turlington, WaterSmart, Dave Williams

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 Garry Lee Memorial Golf Tournament
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Garry Lee Memorial Golf Tournament

Our Robert Trent Jones II Renovation is complete! Those that cherish the game of golf consistently regard our historic course in Contra Costa County as the best in the area. With a newly redesigned and recently completed renovation the Robert Trent Jones II course Challenging, fair and yet comfortably walk-able, you'll enjoy a stroll through our manicured landscaped of dramatic native oaks, tall eucalyptus, magnificent deodar cedars and ageless redwood trees that frame dramatic views to Mt. Diablo and beyond. The most beautiful walking course in Contra Costa County, this nearly 90 year old gem has been polished to once again be a great course for all levels of player.

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The Nexus of Wastewater Treatment and Energy Production
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

The Nexus of Wastewater Treatment and Energy Production

2:45 pm, Tour of Two Facilities:
Calpine’s Russel City Energy Center (RCEC)
City of Hayward’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)

5:00 pm, Dinner:
Acqua E Farina - 22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541

Tour

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: 3700 Enterprise Ave, Hayward, CA 94545

*Park at Hayward’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF); as a group, we will proceed to Calpine’s Russel City Energy Center (RCEC) for the first hour, then return to WPCF property for the second hour of the tour.

Calpine Russel City Energy Center and Hayward Water Pollution Control Facility

Address: 3700 Enterprise Ave, Hayward, CA 94545

Note: Google Maps does not point exactly to the meeting location. Please use the map below. Once on Enterprise Ave, use the unmarked gate near the dead end of Enterprise Ave as shown on the map. Proceed to the parking area as indicated.

Please arrive by 2:45 pm and wait in the parking area. Tour will start promptly at 3:00 pm.

Park at Hayward’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF); as a group, we will proceed to Calpine’s Russel City Energy Center (RCEC) for the first hour, then return to WPCF property for the second hour of the tour.

Come explore the nexus of wastewater treatment and energy production! The two facilities are neighbors along the Hayward shoreline. RCEC is an efficient, combined-cycle electric generating facility with advanced air emissions control technologies. RCEC is capable of serving the needs of 600,000 households. RCEC uses natural gas for fuel and represents a 90% reduction of emissions and is 40% more fuel efficient than older, fossil-fueled generating facilities in the Bay Area. RCEC further treats effluent water from Hayward’s WPCF for use as cooling water, making it a zero liquid discharge facility. WPCF is a secondary wastewater treatment facility with trickling filters, and on-site co-generator that uses methane from biosolids to power the whole wastewater treatment plant. WPCF sends some of its treated effluent to Calpine for use as cooling water at RCEC.

RCEC requires guests to sign a Calpine Visitor Agreement Form

Please print, sign, and bring the completed form with you on the day of the tour!

Tour Size/Spots: One 2-hour tour limited to 40 people.

Confirmation of Tour Spot: Confirmation email will be sent on or before May 16, 2017.

Time: Arrive by 2:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 3:00 pm. Bring your signed Visitor Agreement.

Clothing Requirements: Sturdy Closed-Toe Shoes, Long Pants

Parking: Parking at the facility is limited. Carpooling is encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by May 15, 2017. Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 5:00 No-Host Bar

  • 6:30 Dinner Served

  • 7:00 General Meeting & Presentation

    • Review a successful application of decision support modeling to a highly controversial and structurally similar problem, namely the development of a decommissioning policy for oil platforms off the coast of Southern California.


Location: Acqua E Farina 22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541

Parking: Hayward Municipal Lot #2 1042 B St, Hayward, CA 94541
Hayward Municipal Lot #3 22641 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541

Following the tours of the Russel City Energy Center (RCEC) & Hayward’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), join us at Acqua E Farina in downtown Hayward. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, followed by a presentation by Aaron Mead, Ph.D., P.E., managing engineer at Exponent.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Deciding Together:
Collaborative Decision Modeling in Sustainable Groundwater Management

Aaron Mead, Ph.D., P.E.
Managing Engineer – Environmental & Earth Sciences Practice
Exponent Inc.

Dr. Mead has over 21 years of experience solving a broad range of water resource engineering problems by conducting hydrodynamic, hydrologic, water quality, groundwater, and geomorphic analyses. Dr. Mead holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford and a Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA with a specialty in ethical theory.

Presentation Focus: California’s recent Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to “consider the interests of all beneficial uses and users of groundwater” in developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) (§10723.2). Users of groundwater may be as diverse as representatives of the agricultural industry, landowners with overlying pumping rights, municipal water suppliers, and recreational users of interconnected surface water. Given the divergent concerns of these parties, the development of GSPs is expected to involve difficult tradeoffs and to be highly controversial. If GSAs are not able to move past this controversy, the result could be expensive and time-consuming legal proceedings or state intervention.

Because of the potential for controversy and conflict, SGMA encourages stakeholders to take a collaborative, consensus-driven approach to the development of GSPs. Decision support models are ideally suited to facilitate this collaborative approach to GSP development. This presentation will:

Present a demonstration decision support model for a hypothetical groundwater basin to show how decision support tools can be applied in developing GSPs.

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General Membership Meeting and Tour
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

General Membership Meeting and Tour

Come join us explore San Francisco's largest wastewater facility. Built in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) treats 80% of the City's flows including Daly City and Brisbane. Located in Bayview Hunters Point, the SEP is nestled in the midst of a mixed industrial, commercial, and residential area.

Through the Sewer System Improvement Program, the SEP will undergo operational improvements and seismic upgrades. The operational improvements intend to ensure the reliability of the sewer system and protect both public health and environment.

Tour: Southeast Treatment Plant

Date: March 23, 2017

Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 750 Phelps Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

Tour Size/Spots: 2 tours. Tour limited to 30 people each

Confirmation of Tour Spot: Confirmation email will be sent on or before March 21, 2017.

First tour: arrive by 2:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 3:00 pm.

Second tour: arrive by 3:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 4:00 pm.

Clothing Requirements: Sturdy, Leather Closed-Toe Shoes or Boots, Long Pants, hard hat

Parking/Carpooling: Parking at the facility is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by March 20, 2017 . Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Location: Jillian's - 175 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Transportation: Montgomery Bart Station

Parking: Moscone Center Parking Garage - 257 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Fifth & Mission Parking Garage - 833 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Following the tour of the Southeast Treatment Plant, join us at Jillian's San Francisco at the Metreon.

Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by a presentation by Elizabeth A. (Liz) Hirschhorn, assistant development program manager, of the Treasure Island Development Authority. See Liz's bio and presentation focus for additional information.

  • 5:00 No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 Dinner

  • 7:00 General meeting and Presentation

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San Pablo Water Treatment Plant and WFP Auction
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

San Pablo Water Treatment Plant and WFP Auction

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: 300 Berkeley Park Boulevard, Kensington, CA

Come join BAWWA and tour the San Pablo WTP (SPWTP) with the treatment plant in service, a rare occurrence. This historic water treatment plant, which sits near the Berkeley Hills, was built in 1919 and currently operates as a standby/emergency plant for EBMUD. SPWTP has a conventional treatment process with a maximum treatment capacity of 30 MGD and was returned to service on September 1, 2016 to support the Orinda WTP Improvement Project. Orinda WTP, built in 1935, is the workhorse of EBMUD’s system, and serves 800,000 customers every day is schedule for major improvements starting in November 2016 through March 2017. SPWTP was last used in 2007 to supply District customers during the Claremont Tunnel Outage.

Tour Size/Spots: Unlimited

Time: Arrive by 3:00 PM; tour will start promptly.

Clothing Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes.

Parking/Carpooling: Parking at the facility is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by November 2, 2016.

General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Location: Lake Chalet

Address: 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

Following the tour of the San Pablo Water Treatment Plant, make your way to Lake Chalet in Oakland. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the Annual Meeting, which includes the election of new 2017 Directors and Officers, concluding with the Water For People Auction.

  • 5:00 No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 Dinner

  • 7:00 Annual Meeting and Water For People Auction

Entrée Options:

  • Housemade Herb Gnocchi, Glazed Market Vegetables, Sweet Butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • West Coast Carbonara Penne Pasta, Mary's Farm Herbed Chicken, English Peas, Zoe's Bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Lemon Zest

  • Pan-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus, Spiced Couscous, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

BAWWA Annual Water for People Auction

Water for People is a nonprofit that works with people in developing countries to improve their access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. Water for People is working to change those statistics. In 2011, Water For People launched its daring “Everyone, Forever” initiative aimed at making real, sustainable change in the communities where the organization works.

Water For People is dedicated to using donor’s funds wisely, and for the past twelve years the organization has received a four-star rating – the highest possible – from the independent evaluator Charity Navigator.

BAWWA has been increasingly successful in raising money for WFP in our annual auction, and having a great time while doing it. We hope to continue the trend this year!

A successful auction depends on having exciting auction items! Popular items include food baskets, wine, power tools, and electronics. If you have any items you’d like to donate, please contact:

Lisa Pezzino,
BAWWA Water for People Chairperson
(415) 776-5800 x 304

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 Garry Lee Memorial / BAWWA Annual Golf Tournament
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Garry Lee Memorial / BAWWA Annual Golf Tournament

The Hill Course, opened in 1926, is a classic design by the famous William P. Bell, whose creations include Ojai, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Newport Beach, and Bel-Air Country Clubs. Wild drives or a sloppy short game will ruin your day on this challenging scenic layout. The course reaches from the Main Clubhouse just below the Pleasanton Ridge and meanders around the hillside offering spectacular views of the valley below. Be sure your gaze of the scenery shifts to your ball on #17, the 210yd (Blue Tee) par 3, one of the area's toughest holes. Here you must hit your shot precisely to hold the green.

Many thanks to our sponsors.

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 2016 Summer Social
Jul
23
4:00 PM16:00

2016 Summer Social

Oakland A’s Baseball Game and Tailgate Party!

BAWWA is pleased to announce our family-friendly 2016 Summer Social. This year, we are inviting our colleagues from the Peninsula Water Works Association to join us for an exciting evening of food, conversation, networking, and baseball. Invite your coworkers and bring your family for the 2016 Summer Social.

TAILGATE PARTY

Great food (hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, beer, soda, and more) & great company!

Begins at 4:00 p.m. and continues until 6:00 p.m.

THE GAME

Oakland A’s VS Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Alameda Coliseum

BONUS: Fireworks following the game

Game time: 6:05 p.m.

All this for $30 for adults, $20 for kids/under 21

RSVP forms must be received by June 29, 2016.

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Sonoma County Distilling Co. Tour and General Meeting
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Sonoma County Distilling Co. Tour and General Meeting

Join BAWWA in the heart of Sonoma County for a “Grain to Glass” tour and tasting of the artisanal spirits production at the Sonoma County Distilling Co. Founded in 2010 by San Francisco native Adam Spiegel, the Sonoma County Distilling Co. is California's only whiskey-focused distillery. This local distillery handles every step of the production process in-house, from the mashing and fermentation of grains, to direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation and hand-bottling of the unfiltered final product after aging in new American oak barrels. Reverse osmosis of Lake Sonoma water is used to produce the three whiskeys crafted here: Sonoma Rye Whiskey, 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey and West of Kentucky Bourbon. Spiegel, who trained with the great French master distiller and California distilling pioneer Hubert Germain-Robin, embraces tried-and-true old-school methods that value unique caramelization with no fillers, colors or flavorings over ultra-high alcohol products. The tour will walk through each step of the process highlighting water and wastewater operations and will include, the best part, tasting whiskey.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: 5625 State Farm Drive, Unit 17, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Tour Size/Spots: Unlimited

Confirmation of Tour Spot: Confirmation email will be sent on or before May 13, 2016.

Time: Arrive by 2:00 PM; tour will start promptly.

Clothing Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes.

Parking/Carpooling: Parking at the facility is available but carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by May 11, 2016.

General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Location: Seared Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Address: 170 Petaluma Boulevard N., Petaluma, CA 94952

Following the tour of the Sonoma County Distilling Co., make your way to Seared Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Petaluma. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by a presentation by Mr. John Garn. See Mr. Garn’s bio and presentation abstract below for additional information.

  • 5:00 No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 Dinner; includes Banquet Buffet of Salads, Entrées, Sides and Desserts

  • 7:00 General Membership Meeting and Presentation

Presentation: Bio-Electrically Enhanced Wastewater Treatment

JOHN GARN
Founder & President, ViewCraft

Mr. John Garn, Western Regional Manager of Cambrian Innovation, has been working with California businesses, municipalities and non-profit agencies on energy efficiency and water conservation issues for over thirty years. Mr. Garn has extensive experience with integrating and implementing sustainable practices into businesses, in particular for the wine and beer industries. As lead author of the statewide Sustainable Winegrowing Program and co-author of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Practices workbook, Mr. Garn has developed and facilitated over forty “Energy Efficiency Series” workshops for the California wine community in partnership with PG&E, and produced ten videos showcasing energy and water efficiency beneficial practices. Mr. Garn additionally developed the Sonoma County Green Business Program which won the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ National Sustainability Award, and has served as the green business consultant for the U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Assurance. Mr. Garn ensuingly collaborated with the California EPA and other local agencies to launch the Bay Area Green Business Program which has now certified over 2,000 local businesses. Mr. Garn serves the Bay Area as a developer of whole system approaches to environmental protection and sustainable development.

ABSTRACT: Bio-Electrically Enhanced Wastewater Treatment

Lagunitas Brewing Co., one of the fastest growing breweries in the nation, was transporting over 50,000 GPD of high-strength wastewater to East Bay MUD, requiring over 3,000 trucks per year at a high environmental and monetary cost. Brewing is a water-intensive process, the by-products of which are rich in organics and nutrients that disrupt traditional municipal wastewater treatment systems. With the leadership of Mr. Garn, the Brewery installed Cambrian Innovation’s EcoVolt® wastewater treatment system in 2015. The system is comprised of one headworks unit controlling three EcoVolt® anaerobic digestion reactors, two MBRs, and reverse osmosis. The modular and stackable design allows for simple expansion in a small footprint. The system treats 100% of the Brewery’s low and high strength wastewater and produces over 80,000 gallons of recycled water per day- over 40% of the Brewery’s current water demand. Concurrently, 1,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide are converted into high-quality biogas that is used onsite to generate 45,000 therms of heat and 130 kW of renewable electricity per year. This carbon dioxide reduction is equivalent to planting 1,580 acres of forest every year! With Cambrian Innovation’s system, Lagunitas Brewing Co. has reduced their “water : beer” ratio from 4.0 to 2.5, reduced operation costs, and minimized the environmental impact of their production processes.

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