Position Papers

Periodically, CASQA develops position papers on significant stormwater topics. These position papers support the implementation of CASQA’s Vision, as well as the following goals:

  • Provide a tool for CASQA members (e.g., support the development of comment letters, testimony, stakeholder processes, etc.)
  • Provide an opportunity to broadly share CASQA’s position on key issues to outside organizations

Discussion Points for Creating a New Stormwater Category on the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

The purpose of this fact sheet is to support implementation of Vision Action 3.2* and to make CASQA members aware of the effort to include stormwater as a category on both the California Infrastructure Report Card and the National Infrastructure report card, both of which are developed and published by ASCE.

CASQA Position Paper: Discussion Points for Creating a New Stormwater Category on the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card (March 2019)

* CASQA Vision Action 3.2: Create Statewide Message that Establishes Stormwater as a Resource; Goal: Develop a message and outreach materials promoting stormwater as a resource for use in public education.

Consideration of Wet Weather in Regulatory Actions

The purpose of this position paper is to support implementation of CASQA Vision Action 2.3*, to develop a strategy to consciously consider wet weather separately during objective development, and to provide a structure for modifying existing water quality objectives in the future. 

CASQA Position Paper: Consideration of Wet Weather in Regulatory Actions (May 2018)

* CASQA Vision Action 2.3: Augment and Implement Basin Plan Amendment Process; Goal: Modify water quality standards to reflect sustainable beneficial uses and the nature and impact of stormwater.