Water Advisory Committee of Orange County

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The Water Advisory Committee of Orange County (WACO) was formed in 1983 to facilitate the introduction, discussion, and debate of current and emerging water issues among Orange County policymakers and water professionals. It has also advocated the Orange County water community’s position on issues affecting the provision and management of our water supplies, with lawmakers, regulatory agencies, regional and state water organizations, and others.

The committee’s membership has evolved during the past quarter century to include not only the elected officials and management staff from many Orange County water districts and cities, but also engineers, attorneys, consultants, and other professionals who work with the Orange County water community, as well as residents and community group members who share a common interest in water issues.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Fountain Valley headquarters of the Municipal Water District of Orange County and Orange County Water District. The meetings provide attendees with an opportunity for professional networking and to receive informative presentations from water industry professionals, academics, economists, engineers, political officials, and others about key water issues affecting Orange County.

WACO meeting schedule (2018)

WACO Meeting Schedule (2018)

January 5, 2018
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 6, 2018
May 4, 2018
June 1, 2018
July 6, 2018
August 3, 2018
September 7, 2018
October 5, 2018
November 2, 2018
December 7, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Meeting materials (2016)

View meetings by visiting the WACO YouTube Channel

January 8, 2016


1) Surviving a Drought Economy; a Free Market Perspective

Julian Morris, Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation

Meeting Agenda

Water Supply Report​​


Meeting materials archive

(Download presentations and handouts from previous years)