The following are events AWWA at UC Davis have participated in. For information on upcoming events, please view our Announcements or Calendar page.


Hike and Tour: Lake Berryessa

DSC_0933Date: December 6, 2014

Location: Napa, CA


A tour and hike led by Ranger Mike through Oak Shores at Lake Berryessa. The tour began at the Lake Berryessa Visitor Center were we listened to a short presentation on the history of the reservoir and water usage in California. Following the presentation, we went on a 2 mile hike where we learned about the natural history of the area. On the way back to Davis we stopped at the Monticello Dam to see the glory hole.

To view the photos we took during our trip, please click here!





CA-NV Section Spring Conference:

The Safe Drinking Water Act 40e

Date: March 24th-27th, 2014

Location: Anaheim, CA



The California-Nevada (CA-NV) AWWA regional section’s spring conference was hosted at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. For additional information, click here.





Oroville Dam

Technical Tour: State Water Project Lake Oroville

Date: November 23, 2013

Location: Oroville, CA



Our first Technical Tour for 2013 was Saturday, November 23rd at the State Water Project Lake Oroville facilities. This amazing tour of the Oroville Dam was led by Jana Frazier from the Department of Water Resources. At the Lake Oroville Visitor Center we were given a short presentation, were able to drive across the dam  (stopped for pictures) and viewed some of the dam’s external structures.  Following the tour, we hiked across from the dam’s spillway to end the day.


To view the photos we took during our trip, please click here!


Group photo of AWWA on the Oroville trip. Click here for more photos! From left to right: Regina Story, Pareena Deva, Jenny Mital, Michelle Eckard, Heather Sprague, Jessica Chen, Solange Astorga, Maddi Rasmus, and Nathan Yang.







Screen-shot-2013-05-15-at-1.53.23-AMUC Davis Well Tour

Date: May 22, 2013

Location: UC Davis WWTP Well 4A

Map to Location: UC Davis Domestic Well 4A Map

Information About Well: Domestic Well 4A


AWWA members and ECI 148B students met with Lew Pollock, Superintendent for UC Davis Water & Gas Utilities, to learn about the UC Davis water supply system. Lew demonstrated how the six on-campus potable-use wells that collect water from aquifers 800-1400 feet underground are monitored and controlled using a SCADA system. Pumping rates are adjusted to achieve optimum pressure throughout the system, which is created by the pressure head from the water tower. Potable water is used to meet daily water supply demands for drinking water, restrooms, residence halls, fire flow, and to operate chillers at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant. Students also visited a recently installed supply well to learn about the design and operation of the well and the disinfection system.

Lew also discussed the opportunity for student internships with the utilities department as well as changes that may affect the campus supply if additional surface water from the Sacramento River is used to meet the potable water demands.


Lew Pollock explaining the design of a new supply well.

Lew Pollock explaining the design of a new supply well.





CA-NV Section Spring Conference: Sustainability in a Time of Change

Dates: March 25 – 28, 2013

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


The CA-NV AWWA  association hosted their annual spring conference at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Sustainability in a Time of Change’. The conference consisted of seminars, workshops, and field trips. Further photos and information about the conference can be found in the following PowerPoint presentation.


AWWA CA-NV Spring 2013 Conference: Las Vegas PowerPoint


Hover Dam Conference

AWWA CA-NV Spring 2013 Conference during technical tour at Hoover Dam.



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