2016 San Gabriel Valley Water Forum Program Agenda


7:30 am | Registration, Exhibits and Breakfast

8:00 am | Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Housekeeping

  • Patrick Healy, Master of Ceremonies
    General Assignment Reporter, NBC4 Southern California


8:10 am | “Weather Report” – Drought, El Niño and La Niña Review; Forecast and Trends

  • David Biggar
    Meteorologist, NBC4 Southern California


8:30 am | Water Supply Conditions Statewide and Locally

  • California: David Gutierrez, California Department of Water Resources
  • San Gabriel Valley: Steve Johnson, Stetson Engineers

8:50 am | Panel #1 – Pieces of the Puzzle – Local Projects Coming Together

  • Efficient and Resilient: Local Investments Pay Off
    Kathy Tiegs, President, Assn. of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • The Role of Adjudications in Groundwater Governance and Management
    Bill Blomquist, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Large-Scale Regional Recycled Water Opportunities
    Debra Man, Asst. General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (pending)
    Jeff Nordschow, Senior Vice President, Rose Hills Cemetery

9:40 am | Networking Break

9:50 a.m. | Panel #2 – Water Tomorrow – What is the Plan?

  • Regional Reliability in an Age of Uncertainty
    Brandon Goshi, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • California WaterFix – Decision Time: The Need. The Process. The Politics
    Stephen Arakawa, Bay Delta Initiative Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • The Local Plan – Water Supply Reliability in the Face of Uncertainty/Indirect Reuse Replenishment Project
    Shane Chapman, General Manager, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
  • Stormwater and MS4 Permits – Clean It, Conserve It, But How to Pay for It?
    Oliver Chi, City Manager, City of Monrovia

10:40 am | Networking Break

10:50 a.m.  | Panel #3 – Lessons and Success Stories: The Future of Water Conservation

  • Moderator
    Cindy Montañez, Chief Executive Officer, TreePeople
  • Grey Water Residential Recycling
    Ty Teissere, Greywater Action
  • Water-Efficiency in New Home Construction
    John Gillett, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Inspectors
  • Forward-Looking Residential Building Strategies
    Dr. Mark Grey, Director of Environmental Affairs, Building Industry Assn. of Southern California
  • Water Conservation in the Industrial and Commercial Sector
    Dominique Hargreaves, Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles

11:40 am | Networking Break

11:45 am |  Lunch

12:15 pm | Keynote Discussion: Coming Together in California: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Moderator
    Tim Quinn, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • Northern California Perspective
    Jim Peifer, City of Sacramento
  • Central Valley/Agricultural Perspective
    Brent Walthall, Asst. General Manager, Kern County Water Agency
  • Southern California Perspective
    Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Closing
    Tim Quinn, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

1:10 pm | Questions from the Audience

1:30 pm | Adjourn


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