The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is a professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment. CASQA has been a leader since 1989 when the field of stormwater management was in its infancy. CASQA's membership is comprised of a diverse range of stormwater quality management organizations and individuals, including cities, counties, special districts, industries, and consulting firms throughout the state. A large part of our mission is to assist California stormwater permittees in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective stormwater quality management programs, and draw upon the collective experiences of its individual members, to share successes and avoid the pitfalls.
Formed in 1989 as the California Stormwater Quality Task Force, the SWQTF was a quasi-governmental organization, which advised the State Water Resources Control Board on matters related to developing stormwater regulations. More specifically, it was intended to help California comply with the municipal and industrial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater mandates of the federal Clean Water Act. The Task Force officially became CASQA in September 2002, when its formal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status was approved.
The 2018 CASQA Annual Report, Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea, includes a message from the CASQA Chair on the accomplishments of 2018, subcommittee achievements, a look ahead at CASQA’s initiatives for 2019, and much more!
Every spring, CASQA makes rounds throughout the state visiting our member areawide municipal stormwater programs to give the annual CASQA presentation. The presentation includes a look back at accomplishments of the previous year and a look ahead for CASQA’s efforts in the current year. The presentations also give members an opportunity to provide feedback on CASQA’s activities.