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The Mixer is BACK!

After two years of pandemic limitations our fun CalDesal Mixer is back in rotation at the ACWA Conference!

On Wednesday, December 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. CalDesal is hosting its Mixer in the lobby of the Pasadena Convention Center. If you plan to attend please drop by and see us. A big thank you to our Mixer sponsors: GHD, San Diego County Water Authority, and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

There is still time to add your agency or company’s name as a sponsor please contact Executive Director Wendy Ridderbusch at for more information.

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