Community and Industry Engagement
Our team is committed to supporting and furthering the water industry’s leading researchers, scientists, specialists and advocates. As such, Contra Costa Water District is a member of the following professional and community associations.
American Water Works Association: American Water Works Association is an international non-profit, scientific and educational association founded to improve water quality and supply.
Association of California Water Agencies: ACWA provides comprehensive leadership, advocacy and resources for California public water agencies to ensure a high quality and reliable water supply in an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible manner.
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies: AMWA’s primary objective is to be the unified and definitive voice for the nation’s largest publicly owned drinking water systems on regulatory, legislative, and security issues.
Association of Women in Water, Energy & Environment: AWWEE's mission is to foster a community dedicated to the advancement of all women in the fields of water, energy and environment.
BAYWORK: A year-long Water Research Foundation project on the potential benefits of regional collaboration was conducted and called for a regional response in the San Francisco Bay Area, which resulted in the creation of BAYWORK in 2009.
Bay Area Council: The Bay Area Council has been at the intersection of business and civic leadership, shaping the future of the Bay Area since 1945.
Bay Area Water Works Association: BAWWA’s purpose is to provide opportunities for its members to interact with each other and exchange information and ideas as well as broaden its collective member’s knowledge and experiences relative to water works issues and industry developments and opportunities.
CalDesal: CalDesal advocates in Sacramento and throughout the state for legislation and regulatory action to facilitate the use of desalination to help meet California's water-supply challenges.
California African American Water Education Foundation: CAAWEF is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about water issues and provides water education in the African American community.
California Special Districts Association: CSDA promotes good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts.
California Urban Water Agencies: CUWA is a non-profit corporation of 11 major urban water agencies that are responsible for serving drinking water to about two-thirds of California’s population.
Contra Costa County Green Business Program: The California Green Business Network works with small to medium sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy.
Contra Costa Special Districts Association: CCSDA promotes the efficient, economical and responsive public services offered by the independent special districts in Contra Costa County.
East Bay Leadership Council: The East Bay Leadership Council is a public policy advocacy organization on a mission to increase economic vitality and quality of life in East Bay.
East Bay Stewardship Network: The East Bay Stewardship Network includes California State Parks, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Contra Costa Water District, and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, with the purpose of performing an ecological heath assessment of 225,000 acres of public land in the East Bay. View the April 2022 NatureCheck report (PDF).
Industrial Association of Contra Costa County: The IACCC supports and promotes the manufacturing and industrial community by leveraging our members and our collective resources, in order to engage in public policy advocacy, education and relationship building, to ensure the continued success of our industry within the Bay Area.
Chambers of Commerce:
National Safety Council: The NSC is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate.
Water Education Foundation: The WEF inspires understanding of water and catalyzes critical conversations to build bridges and inform collaborative decision-making.
Water Research Foundation: The WRF is the leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector.
In addition to our membership in professional and community associations, our employees are also passionate about giving back to the community every year through various organizations.
2021 Employee Donations
- 56 toys for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Annual Toy Drive
- 128 coats to One Warm Coat
- 53 meals to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
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Does your organization need a speaker? Are you curious about where your water comes from and how it gets to your home or business? Contra Costa Water District provides expert speakers on a variety of water-related topics to community organizations and clubs in our service area. Request a speaker.