The Future of Water in Southern California

Los Angeles, California
Friday, January 27, 2012

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. WELCOME
J.R. DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Franklin D. Gilliam, Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs

8:55 am – 9:15 a.m. THE FUTURE NEED FOR LOCAL WATER DEVELOPMENT
Climate Change and the Local Source Imperative

Glen MacDonald, UC Presidential Chair and Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


The Gap at the Tap: Future Demand and Current Local Sources
Robert Lempert
, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND Corporation; and David Groves, Policy researcher, RAND Corporation


9:15 am – 9:45 a.m. ENVISIONING SOLUTIONS

Introduction:
Bill Cooper,
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Urban Water Research Center, UC Irvine

Rethinking Supply & Demand: Peak Water in Southern California
Peter Gleick,
President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute


A Vision for New Water
David Nahai
, President, David Nahai Consulting Services; Partner, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith


9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CURRENT LOCAL SOURCE STRATEGIES: ROOM FOR GROWTH?

Groundwater Reuse, Storage and the Public Health Connection
Tina Cannon Leahy
(Moderator), Principal Consultant, Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee
Paul Cook, General Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District
Michael Markus, General Manager, Orange County Water District
Kurt Souza, Regional Engineer, Southern California Section, California Department of Public Health

Conservation: Making Every Drop Count
Mary Ann Dickinson
(Moderator), President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Edward Osann, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council
Laura Taylor, Director, Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy, North Carolina State University; Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Kevin Wattier, General Manager, Long Beach Water

11:00a.m.–11:15a.m. BREAK


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. THE NEXT WAVE: DIRECT POTABLE REUSE AND OCEAN DESALINATION

Direct Potable Reuse: In Search of Safe & Sustainable Supply
Michael Stenstrom
(Moderator), Professor, UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Crook, Water Reuse Consultant
Robert Hultquist, Environmental Engineering Consultant, California Department of Public Health (Ret.)
George Tchobanoglous, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis

The Pacific Ocean: Saline Solution?
Jeffrey Mosher
(Moderator), Executive Director, National Water Research Institute
Yoram Cohen, Director, UCLA Water Technology Research Center
Heather Cooley, Program Co-Director, Pacific Institute
Dave Furukawa, Chief Scientific Officer, National Centre of Excellence in Desalination, Perth, Australia
Carol Reeb, Research Associate, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University


Groundwater Management: Advancing Quality and Quantity
Celeste Cantú

(Moderator), General Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Rhead Enion, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
Mark Gold, President, Heal the Bay
Frances Spivy-Weber, Vice-Chair, California Water Resources Control Board


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH KEYNOTE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Introduction: Madelyn Glickfeld, Assistant Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Board Member, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

Keynote Speaker: Darrell Steinberg, State Senate President pro Tempore


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. GAINING PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF NEW WATER

Mark Millan (Moderator), Principal, Data Instincts
Julia Chunn-Heer, Campaign Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter
Linda Macpherson, Managing Member, New Water ReSources
Ron Wildermuth, Manager, Public Information and Conservation, West Basin Municipal Water District


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S ROLE IN ADDRESSING WATER CHALLENGES
Gretchen W. McClain, President and CEO, Xylem Incorporated

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. RIGHT-SIZING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE REGION

Richard Atwater (Moderator), Executive Director, Southern California Water Committee
Robert Balgenorth, President, State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA
Jerilyn López Mendoza, Vice President, Commissioner, Los Angeles Board of Public Works
James Stahl, Vice President, MWH Global


3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. BREAK

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. GETTING TO YES: NEW COALITIONS FOR NEW WATER

Introduction:
Jose Solorio
, State Assemblyman, Sixty-Ninth Assembly District, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Addressing the State's Water Crisis

David Nahai (Moderator), President, David Nahai Consulting Services; Partner, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith
David Beckman, Senior Attorney and Director, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Fran Diamond, Chair Emeritus, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mike Massey, Executive Director, Piping Industry Progress & Education Trust Fund

James McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager, LADWP Water System

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager and CEO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. RECEPTION

 
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