CLCA Water Management Certification
Program Receives National Recognition

September 15, 2017

CLCA's Water Management Certification Program has received a prestigious "Power of A" Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives.

The national awards, the association industry’s highest honor, recognize a select number of organizations annually for innovative and effective programs that have a positive impact.

The Water Management Certification Program, which launched in 2007, is the only performance-based certification program dedicated to saving California's most precious resource: water.

ASAE created the Power of A Awards to showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions.

"Congratulations to CLCA and its partners for their efforts to enrich and strengthen lives," said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee.

Green industry professionals earn certification by passing a written exam and a year-long performance test that compares actual use to an ideal, site-specific water budget. Participants say the program provides added value to their clients and is a tangible way to promote sustainability and water efficiency. Site owners appreciate seeing the reduction in water usage while enjoying the benefits that come with lush and beautiful landscapes.

The need to use our state's water wisely is all too real. Landscapes are more than pretty plants and trees. Instead, landscapes combat pollution, cool the environment, reduce noise and improve our quality of life. Wise water use via our Water Management Certification Program helps save billions of gallons of water while keeping California’s landscapes beautiful.

Since 2012, program participants have saved over 10.5 billion gallons of water. To put it in perspective, the program has saved enough water to fulfill the water needs of every resident of Oakland, California (the state's eighth largest city) for an entire year, or to fill 16,168 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

To learn more about this program, visit the CLCA Water Management Certification Program web page.

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