On Wednesday, April 2nd, the day before the California Water Policy Conference, the Roberts Environmental Center and the Career Services Center are hosting a networking event/panel presentation/Q&A opportunity for interested students from all the Claremont Colleges. The event will include brief presentations from 6 – 8 water policy/water conservation/governmental organizations (partial list below) on their respective firms and potential career paths, followed by small group conversations and networking with the organization representatives. Some of the most significant water policy organizations in the state will be represented, so anyone with an interested in water policy, regulation, the environment, and sustainability should attend this event.

The networking event will take place from 4:30 – 6:00pm in the Founders Room, Bauer Center. Please RSVP on ClaremontConnect.

Partial list of organizations who will attend the networking event:

East Bay Municipal Utility District

EBMUD has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The District’s award-winning wastewater treatment protects San Francisco Bay and services 650,000 customers.

Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action is a one million member organization of diverse people and groups joined together to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Our goals include clean, safe and affordable water; prevention of health threatening pollution; creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and solve environmental and community problems.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to the City, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to our municipal departments. Their mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests.


Waternow is a new non-profit tackling California’s growing water crisis by jumpstarting sustainable water solutions in communities…solutions that can scale and grow.

Sierra Water Workgroup

The Sierra Water Workgroup’s mission is to assist regional efforts to protect and enhance water quality, water supply, and watershed health; to develop cooperative regional responses; and to facilitate reinvestment in our watersheds and water resources by all beneficiaries.

Sonoma County Water Agency

The Sonoma County Water Agency is a regional leader in water resources management. The Water Agency strives to look forward, beyond today’s issues, to anticipate ways to advance its mission. Additionally, the Water Agency continues to adapt its mission in response to changing opportunities, keeping the Water Agency at the forefront of developments in the water industry.

MWD of Southern California

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provide drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

California Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.

Sacramento Groundwater Authority

The Sacramento Groundwater Authority (SGA) is a joint powers authority created to collectively manage the Sacramento region’s North Area Groundwater Basin, which includes all of Sacramento County north of the American River. SGA’s formation in 1998 was inspired by the Sacramento Area Water Forum, a nationally recognized collaborative process to reach consensus among 40 local utilities, business leaders, and the environmental community to preserve the lower American River and ensure a reliable water supply through the year 2030.

San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority was established in January of 1992 and consists of water agencies representing approximately 2,100,000 acres of 29 federal and exchange water service contractors within the western San Joaquin Valley, San Benito and Santa Clara counties.