New leadership announcements at The California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEB). The previously known California Urban Water Conservation Council has nominated Sarah Foley and Tia Lebherz as Co-Directors of it’s new leadership team.

Joining CalWEB in 2012, Sarah Foley brings extensive California urban & agricultural water experience. She will be overseeing the entire organization’s operation. Joining the CalWEB staff in 2018, Tia Lebherz has been named the Director of Outreach and Special Projects. She has expertise in coalition development, advocacy, outreach & engagement, as well, strong media and communications experience. She will be heading up external affairs for the organization.

“The CalWEP Board of Directors is thrilled to have Sarah and Tia at the helm as we continue to grow and evolve the organization to support our members – including urban water agencies, businesses, and non-profits across the state,” CalWEP Board Chair Greg Bundesen, with Sacramento Suburban Water District, stated in a news release. “They have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with stakeholders to achieve measurable impact. We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish as Co-Executive Directors.”

The previous Executive Director of CalWEB, Mary Ann Dickinson, is now returning to her former position as the President and CEO of the national leader in water efficiency standards, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE).

“It brings me great pleasure to hand over CalWEP to these two incredibly capable and passionate women,” Dickinson stated, “Their combined expertise is a win for CalWEP, and I am confident that working together, they will lead the organization to many great successes.”

CalWEP’s mission is to maximize urban water efficiency and conservation throughout California by supporting and integrating innovative technologies and practices; encouraging effective public policies; advancing research, training, and public education; and building collaborative approaches and partnerships.  For more information about CalWEP, visit