The CASA Awards Program

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CASA Awards Program
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RMC Water and Environment, headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, is a design and engineering firm focused on solving complex problems related to the state’s watersheds. To further its work, RMC Water and Environment retains membership in the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), a leading association focused on regulatory and legislative issues related to wastewater management.

Each year, CASA presents awards in recognition of the work of California’s leading water companies in the categories of Innovation & Sustainability, Organizational Excellence, Public Outreach and Education, and Outstanding Projects.

All CASA members are eligible to compete for these awards, and may submit one application in each category per year. The project should ideally have reached completion within the 12 months prior to application, although previously submitted projects that did not win an award may be presented for consideration again.

Selection of award recipients occurs in July of each year and is overseen by the CASA Awards Committee, which includes CASA staff and the previous year’s recipients. All applicants receive notification of their outcomes prior to the award announcements at CASA’s annual conference in August.

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The APWA Click, Listen, and Learn Programs

 

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Click, Listen, and Learn
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From its headquarters in Walnut Creek, RMC Water and Environment manages seven offices in the state of California and offers a range of services to the public and private sectors, including environmental planning, civil engineering, and hydrologic modeling. RMC Water and Environment is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), which has created a series of Click, Listen, and Learn (CLL) programs for its members.

CLLs are Internet-based educational programs that offer students the opportunity to listen to course materials on their phones and computers. Each program features two leading experts who cover innovative methods, ideas, and technologies over the course of the two-hour program.

CLLs are free to APWA members, though each program has a limited number of participants and a first come, first served policy. Nonmembers of APWA may also participate, though they must pay a fee of $175 per CLL.

ACWA Offering Scholarships to University Students

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Association of California Water Agencies
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A water-engineering company headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, RMC Water and Environment partners with communities and public agencies to offer innovative and eco-friendly water-management solutions. RMC Water and Environment maintains membership with a number of statewide and local water-oriented organizations, including the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).

Founded more than 100 years ago, ACWA is a collaboration of 430 public water agencies working together to promote the effective management and development of quality water. Invested in the support of future advocates, ACWA offers a handful of scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. The ACWA Scholarship bestows two $3,500 grants a year. Applicants for this scholarship must be currently attending a public California university and majoring in a field related to water resources. ACWA also offers the Clair A. Hill Scholarship and the Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship.

All applications for scholarships may be submitted online. To apply, go to www.ACWA.com.

RMC Employees Help Clean Up Volcanic Preserve

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Clean Up
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Based in Walnut Creek, California, RMC Water and Environment brings extensive expertise to water-related projects across the state. As champions of environmental stewardship, employees of RMC Water and Environment proudly work with many local and regional sustainability projects, including restoration efforts at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.

A team from the Walnut Creek office spent an afternoon helping to remove invasive species and restore grassland at Sibley, an Oakland park set atop a peak made up of volcanic debris and lava. Ten million years ago, a volcano erupted, creating the materials that would later become Sibley Preserve. Today, the area is open to visitors for hiking and nature exploration.

Brochures at the unstaffed visitor center offer self-guided tours and information about unique geological features of the area. A number of trails let hikers and walkers of all levels explore the beautiful and rich natural environment. The park is open year-round.