Each Fall, Upper District partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to host WaterFest. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship. Waterfest additionally consists of cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Click here for a flyer of this year’s WaterFest.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Arcadia County Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
This year’s sponsors include AquaSave, Azusa Light & Water, California Domestic Water Company, DRP Engineering Inc., California American Water Company, EcoTech Services, Inc., Foothill Transit, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Stetson Engineers Inc., Suburban Water Systems, Toro Company, Valley County Water District, WaterWise Consulting and Waste Management.
2018 SAN GABRIEL VALLEY WATER SMART AWARDS
Upper District will be honoring Senator Ed Hernandez and the City of Arcadia for their leadership in championing water policy in the San Gabriel Valley and city’s efforts in promoting long-term conservation among their residents.
Senator Ed Hernandez, receiving 2018 San Gabriel Valley Water Smart Legislator of the Year
City of Arcadia, receiving 2018 San Gabriel Valley Water Smart City of the Year
WaterFest hosts over 50 exhibitor booths focused on water sustainability and environmental stewardship to educate and entertain residents of all ages. The event also hosts food trucks, raffle prizes, activities and giveaways.
To volunteer and receive service hours, please email Nichol Delgado at email@example.com.
2018 San Gabriel Valley Water Forum: “Coming Together for a Sustainable Water Supply”
Join us for this year’s San Gabriel Valley Water Forum. This educational event is open to the public, city officials, businesses, educators, and other community leaders. The program and luncheon will feature experts in the water industry who will cover important water topics on climate and water supply conditions, Delta sustainability, stormwater capture and recycled water. Our organizing partners include San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Water Quality Authority, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, and NBC4.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, Pomona
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast / Exhibits
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Program and Luncheon
Tickets are $75, but a limited number of free tickets have been reserved for students, teachers and school administrators in the San Gabriel Valley. Please note, this event is approved for four (4) Continuing Education Contact Hours by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Water 101: Informing Community Leaders
Upper District’s Water 101 educational forum is hosted in partnership with the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority and the Main San Gabriel Basin Wastermaster. Water 101 serves as a water-focused educational series for local elected officials, city managers, public works directors, community leaders and city/legislative staff within the San Gabriel Valley.
The educational series is a conference style program focusing on topics highlighting the history of the San Gabriel Valley Watershed, agencies providing our regional water supply, current water supply and outlook, integrated approaches to water sustainability, water quality, current water legislation and policy, and an overview of existing conservation programs. For a further look into the program, please scroll through the 2017 Water 101 Resource Guide
Water 101 also consists of a San Gabriel Valley water supply solutions tour which highlights regional facilities and infrastructure, current projects, and an overview of San Gabriel Valley water infrastructure. Please visit our “Take a Tour” page for more information.