The Association holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring knowledgeable speakers on topics important to the water industry, as well as annual social events including a golf tournament, barbeque and holiday dinner dance.

Membership in the Orange County Water Association provides opportunities to keep informed about issues affecting the water community, to meet and communicate with other water professionals, and to support programs which provide public education and technical training about water and water systems. Members pay a reduced fee for luncheons and special events throughout the year.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Zoom Webinar

    An MWD Update
    A Special Webinar
    hosted by OCWA

    July 15, 2020 – 12:30 pm

    Brad Coffey
    Group Manager,
    Water Resource Management,
    Metropolitan Water District
    of Southern California

    Building on the Success
    of Our June Webinar,
    Join Us July 15
    for a Special Presentation
    by Metropolitan Water’s
    Brad Coffey

    Once again, 
    we’re going to host an
    Online ZOOM Webinar
    and offer it FREE to our Members.

    Non-Members will Pay
    Only $10.00

    About Our Presentation

    Those who attended Mr Coffey’s Industry Insight Presentation last July were treated to a highly informative, very entertaining talk on how Southern California Water Poses a Challenge for Every Generation. Mr Coffey explored both the historical forces that brought us to where we are and the plans in store for future development.

    Mr Coffey has not divulged his topic for this year yet, but we are confident he will again educate and delight us all. You won't want to miss this event.

    So join us, July 15, for a timely, considered discussion of Southern California water. As Water Resources Group Manager, Mr Coffey is uniquely qualified to provide useful Industry Insight.

    OCWA Members with Reservations:  FREE

    Non-Members with Reservations:  $10.00

    The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.

    Reservations must be made by end-of-day, Tuesday, July 14,
    to qualify for the Reservation Rate.
    Cancellations received AFTER this date CANNOT be refunded.

    About Our Speaker

    Brad Coffey
    Group Manager,
    Water Resource Management,
    Metropolitan Water District
    of Southern California

    Brad Coffey currently leads the Water Resource Management Group at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. In this role, he and his team plan for the region’s long-term water supply, manage imported and local water resource programs, advance water-use efficiency, and prepare for droughts and a changing climate.

    Brad started at Metropolitan in 1990 as an assistant engineer. In a variety of increasingly responsible positions, he developed process design criteria for the $1.2 billion ozone retrofit, investigated perchlorate contamination on the Colorado River, and managed Metropolitan’s five large water treatment plants. Most recently, Brad served as Assistant Manager for the Water System Operations Group. In this capacity, he helped manage more than 900 employees who import, treat, and deliver water throughout Southern California. Through this work, Brad has authored or co-authored over 80 publications and conference presentations.

    A registered professional engineer and water treatment operator in California, Brad earned degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering from Virginia Tech. He also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Site to be Determined

    Operator Expo

    Certified CE Training
    Product Exhibitions  
    •  Team Competitions

    Thursday, September 17
    7:30 am to 1:30 pm


    Training Topics
    to be announced soon!

    Plan Now to Attend

    Our annual OPERATOR EXPO provides a great opportunity for quality continuing education, a chance to gather information on new products and learn more about current technologies directly from the experts, and an excellent networking opportunity.

    This Specialized CE Training and Vendor Exhibition rank among OCWA’s Premier Events, and the Tapping Competition and Horseshoe Tournament are a great way to build teamwork and meet others.

    Click Here
    to Download Complete Information

    Vendor Exhibits - All Day
    Vendor Set-Up - 7:00 am
    Operator Training ‘Check In’ - 7:30 am to 8 am
    Operator Training (2 Sessions) - 8 am to 10 am
    Pipe Tapping Competition - 10 am to Noon
    Horseshoe Competition - 10 am to Noon
    CATERED BBQ LUNCH - Noon to 1 pm
    Opportunity Drawing - 1 pm

    Click Here to Download
    Horseshoe Competition Rules

    Reservations can be made on the OCWA website
    or you may email Bobby Young at

    Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
    are available for sign-up.

    Click here
    to Download
    Sponsor & Exhibitor
    Application Form

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • City of Santa Ana Public Works Yard • 215 S. Center Street, Santa Ana California 92703

    2020 SafetyFest

    After considerable discussion,
    and with much regret,
    the OCWA Board of Directors has


    this year’s annual SafetyFest Training Event.

    As the Coronavirus continues to plague our nation,
    the Board agreed it would be unwise to continue plans
    for an indoor event for over 100 attendees.

    Plans are already in the works to renew SafetyFest in May 2021.
    We’ll let everyone know our schedule early next year.

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to

    Vicki Osborn

    Director of Emergency Management,
    Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County
    for all the help and assistance she provided in arranging
    for this year’s excellent slate of SafetyFest presenters.
    She has assured us she will do her best
    to bring all of the presenters back in 2021.

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