PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) -  All the many aspects of the recently enacted California Comprehensive Water Package will be explained and discussed Wednesday afternoon, June 23, in Pleasanton during a special informational and educational water forum. The program is the ninth in a statewide series. It is open free of charge to the public and will take place at the CarrAmerica Conference Center in Pleasanton from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. The conference center, at 4400 Rosewood Drive, is off of Owens Drive. Parking is free.

Forum hosts include the California Latino Water Coalition (CLWC), Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and State of California. Local event sponsors are the Alameda County Water District, Dublin San Ramon Services District, City of Livermore, City of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley Business Council.

The informational forum will explain the comprehensive water package's four policy bills that were enacted along with an $11.14 billion general obligation bond proposal that voters will consider on the November 2010 ballot.

Speaking on various aspects of the potentially far-reaching plan will be Association of California Water Agencies Executive Director Tim Quinn, California Latino Water Coalition Director Mario Santoyo, and City of Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman.

California Department of Water Resources Chief Deputy Director Sue Sims will provide an overview of the water package. Also speaking will be Zone 7 Water Agency General Manager Jill Duerig, Dublin San Ramon Services District General Manager Bert Michalczyk and Alameda County Water District General Manager Walt Wadlow. A representative from the local business community also will participate.

A question and answer period will follow.

"The forums were conceived as a means of helping educate Californians about the package's legislative measures on the state's water quality, supply and reliability," said ACWA Executive Director Tim Quinn. "There is no question that the issues addressed in the comprehensive program and which are going to be discussed in the Tri Valley area are profoundly important to the future of both Northern and Southern California."

For more information, please call (916) 441-4545 or visit

To RSVP, please call Jennifer Persike at (916) 441-4545 or Sue Stephenson at (925) 875-2295 or (925) 570-5739.

Your advance coverage and day-of-event coverage are welcomed. At the forum, there will be opportunities to interview each of the speakers following the presentations.

Contact Information:


Jennifer Persike
Association of California Water Agencies
(916) 441-4545
Sue Stephenson
Dublin San Ramon Services District
(925) 875-2295 or (925) 570-5739