November 11-13, 2015
Monterey Plaza Hotel
Monterey, California




“The Bold and the Beautiful:
Innovative Drought Management”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you to our Sponsors!

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. CWA Annual Meeting (CWA members only)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner at Sardine Factory; 701 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940

(Hosted Reception – Aclara Technologies; Hosted Dinner – CoBank)


Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Hosted Breakfast – Electro Scan
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome/Recognition of Conference Sponsors
Larry Morales; President, East Pasadena Water Company, 2015 – 2016 California Water Association 1st Vice President & Conference Chair
8:35 – 8:45 a.m. State of the Association
Greg Milleman; CWA President and Director of Field Administration & Finance, California Water Service
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. El Niño 2015: What Can We Really Expect?” – Art Hinojosa; Chief, Division of Integrated Regional Water Management; California Department of Water Resources
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “Innovative Drought Management in Action: Programs, Challenges and Results to Date”
Moderator – Rami Kahlon; Director, CPUC Division of Water & Audits
John Tang, Vice President – Government Relations & Corporate Communications, San Jose Water Company (pdf)
Ken Jenkins, Conservation Manager – California Water Service (pdf)
Evan Jacobs, External Affairs Manager – California American Water Company (pdf)
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break – Sponsored by Smart Utility Systems
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. “How Bold and Innovative Have We Been? – The State’s View”
Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator
Catherine J.K. Sandoval; Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon – Hosted by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Speaker: Richard Hawk – “Making Safety in the Workplace Fun
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. CWA’s Supplier Diversity Program Update
Jackie Glover, Manager – Supplier Diversity, San Gabriel Valley Water Company and Chair, CWA USDP Committee Chair
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Advance Metering Infrastructure: Innovation Whose Time Has Come”
Moderator – Jamie Ormond; Water and Legal Advisor to Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval
Kumi Premathilake; Senior Vice President, Aclara Technologies (pdf)
Dan Gallagher; Operations Manager, Dublin San Ramon Services District (pdf)
Rich Svindland; Vice President, Operations, California American Water (pdf)
Dave Mercer, AMI Technology Project Manager, SoCalGas (pdf)
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. 2015 Urban Water Management Plan Changes
Peter Brostrom; Chief, Water Use Efficiency Section; Department of Water Resources
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. “Facing the Drought Management Music: Rates and Revenue Stability”
Moderator – James Lynch; San Jose Water Company
Heike Doerr; Principal, Doerr Utility Strategies LLC
Martin Kropelnicki; President & CEO, California Water Service Company
Robert Sprowls; President & CEO, Golden State Water Company
Robert MacLean; President, California American Water
4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Announcements – Larry Morales
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Conference Dinner – “San Clemente Dam Removal: A Resounding Success” –Aman Gonzalez, Project Manager, California American Water
Hosted Reception – Nossaman LLP; Hosted Dinner – Hosted by Baker, Donelson PC


Friday, November 13, 2015

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. CWA Small Company Seminar
10:30 – 12:30 p.m. CWA-DWA-ORA Regulatory Seminar
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