Still the Source:
Just New and Improved!
The CA-NV Section has been serving its membership and the water industry since 1920.
Source has been one of the Section’s flagship publications for many years, keeping us
on top of key issues and new information. Communicating effectively with members,
customers, and stakeholders is a responsibility we take seriously, which is why we are unveiling
a new and improved Source magazine.
Our mission for Source is to:
1) Provide water-related operations and management information to aid utilities in the efficient
procurement and delivery of quality drinking water.
2) Update and keep Section members current on regulations and industry trends.
3) Provide information on Section activities, including opportunities to become involved.
4) Help create a community of shared purpose and values that supports opportunities for
networking for both individuals and organizations that actively participate in Section activities
and those unable to do so.
5) Provide content that reflects the interests of consultants and manufacturers serving the
professional drinking water community.
6) Inform legislators and local governments and agencies on regulations, issues and trends
within the water industry.
The New Source Prospectus
Our focus will continue to be regional, with emphasis on issues, developments, regulations,
best management practices, projects and personnel that reflects conditions in California and
Nevada. An important goal is to expand our advertising base so as to expand the size of the
magazine and provide the readership easy access to products, services and consultants.
Source will provide a vehicle for members and allied contributors to showcase their experience
and expertise and exchange opinions and ideas. By serving as a vital link between our
members and water industry suppliers and consultants, the new format will increase readability,
focus on people and projects, and follow regulatory and operations issues as they affect
California and Nevada. In addition, it will provide practical, hands-on information and best
management practices to help readers address the challenges they face. To name a few, this
includes infrastructure, operations, climate change, water resource management, regulatory
compliance, utility rates and public outreach.
I’m particularly excited about these new features including: Heads Up: industry news and
developments; Milestones, news of member organizations and the people who make them
work; Feedback, our take on the tradition Letters-to-the-Editor; What’s New, which will
feature news of Section activities and opportunities; and Product Marketplace, with information
on new products and services.
Source will continue to serve our operations constituency, but we will also expand our coverage
to include articles to help inform managers at all levels about utility operational and resource
management issues and challenges.
We hope you like the new Source, and look forward to hearing your feedback. If you have
any comments or suggestions to share please email to: Grace Cardenas, gcardenas@
ca-nv-awwa.org. Thanks for being a member!
Thanks for Meeting
The Chair’s Challenge is an opportunity
for members to encourage
others to experience the value of
membership, especially students
and young professionals at the start
of their careers, or operators and
administrative personnel who might
not qualify for membership through
their utility. The program started
slowly but is bringing more people
into the community of members
day by day. We want to thank all
of the individuals and companies
who, through their sponsorship,
have made a commitment to the
next generation of water leaders.
10 + Student
Brown and Caldwell,
West Yost Associates
YP or Operator/
Dan DeBra, Steve
Dennis, Dawn White
Multiple Student Members
Thomas Bloomer, Heather
Collins, Phillip Holderness
Bruce Macler, Michael
McGuire, Tim Williams,
Jacques DeBra, Joy Eldredge,
Rod Greek, Mel Johnson,
Sue Mosburg, Issam Najm,
Sita Ramakrishnan, Marvin Young
Section Chair, CA-NV AWWA