Mandatory Webinar for Local Section Treasurers

If you are a Local Section Treasurer, please register below for this one-hour webinar training to help make your job as treasurer a whole lot easier. Presidents and Liaisons are invited and encouraged to participate.
CWEA is hosting this webinar to help all local section treasurers with their treasurer responsibilities.

What You’ll Learn at the Webinar

  • Why financial reports are so important to the proper functioning of CWEA
  • The basic budget reporting and planning requirements
  • How to complete the budget and planning forms
Come ready with your questions and helpful advice you would like to share with your fellow treasurers.

Date and Time
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Seeking Volunteer Co-Chair – Student Poster Competition AC 2020 Reno

We have an educational outreach/event coordination volunteer opportunity for the upcoming Student Poster Competition at the 2020 CWEA conference in Reno. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let Monica Myhill know. For the 2020 Annual Conference in Reno, CWEA will be joining NWEA (Nevada Water Environment Association) for Continue reading

Email Correspondence Maintenance 

In general practice, when sending your section newsletter emails, or any all member email blasts, please remember to use the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) when entering the “send to” information. This will keep your email tidy, along with keeping all recipient’s email addresses private.

California Laboratory Buyers Guide

We’re dedicating the Fall 2019 edition of our magazine to all things laboratory. Stories include: ELAP regulatory updates; outstanding lab professionals; columns; toxicity regulations; lab equipment and more! Plus our-first-ever lab buyers guide. We’ll provide several directory pages of lab services and lab equipment providers. Download the flyer here.

New 2019-2020 Award Deadlines for Local and State – Take Note


Due to the Annual Conference in Reno, falling on March 31 – April 3, the Members and External Relations (MER) committee has moved the deadlines of the 2020 Awards program.

Please take note of the following dates for the awards schedule:

June 1 – Awards program goes live at

If you have changes to make to your committee awards, please send to Megan Barillo no later than May 15.

December 9 – Final local section winners are due to CWEA.

Local Sections will need to decide on the winners of their awards by this date. Either by sending the winners list to Megan Barillo or selecting the winner inside the judging portal of

December 12 – Section winners are sent to committees for state review.

Committees will receive all section winners for review as well as all CWEA and WEF nominations that are not sent via the Local Section.

February 10 – All state winners (from committees) due to CWEA.

Committees will need to decide on winners either by selecting their 1st, 2nd and 3rd  (where applicable) place winners inside the judging portal or sending to Megan Barillo.

February 17 – 21 – MER approves winners; winners are notified; plaques are ordered; AC materials finalized.

The selected winners must be approved by the MER committee before nominees can be notified. Nominees will be notified by email by the MER chair and invited to attend the Annual Conference at the early bird rate.

Plaques for outgoing committee chairs should be ordered the same week.

March 16 (TBD) – Award plaques delivered to conference site