Join us during this year’s Spring Conference May 11-12, 2023 in Sacramento!

Registration Information

Registration Fee

  • CWA A & B Members – $300.00
  • CWA C & D Members – $150.00
  • Government Employee – $100.00
  • Student – $100.00
  • Industry Partners – $250.00
  • Non-members – $350.00

You must register by May 11, 2023.
Please have your method of payment ready when you register.
We also welcome all attendees to join us for a hosted reception at an offsite location on May 11 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Venue Information

California Water Association 2023 Spring Conference
The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Sacramento, California
May 11 – 12, 2023

Hotel Information

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: +1.916.545.7100

Getting There

You can find the details on how to get to the venue on a local map.
Distance from airport to hotel: 10.2 miles. Get directions.
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Hotel reservation deadline: April 19, 2023

Hotel block available dates: March 1, 2023 – April 19, 2023

  • Hotel room rates: Single/Double – $245.00 – Rates do not include taxes and fees.
  • Additional fees:
    • Valet parking rate $37/day.
    • One time $5 charge for guest internet, pre and post meeting baggage storage, printing documents and boarding passes (up to 10 pages), all individual porterage charges.
    • Housekeeping rate $3/day.
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM/Check out time: 11:00 AM.
  • Cancellation policy: You must cancel by 3:00 p.m. local hotel time 48 hours before your scheduled arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax to your card. Please note that for special rates, packages and certain seasons, this policy is subject to change.
  • All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card at time of booking.


Download the 2023 CWA Spring Conference Agenda.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:30 pm: Opening Reception at Flatstick Pub, 630 K Street

Friday, May 12, 2023, Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am: Welcome, Tim Guster, 1st Vice President, California Water Association

8:10 am: Opening Speaker Katie McCleary and Jennifer Edwards, How to Bridge The Gap

9:10 am: National Partnerships

Moderator: Rami Kahlon, California Water Service

  • Renee Willette, US Water Alliance
  • Rik Hull, National Association of Water Companies
  • Regina Davis, National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners


10:05 am: Tribal Partnerships

Moderator: CPUC Commissioner Darcie Houck (invited) or Ed Jackson, Liberty Utilities   

  • Tracy Stanhoff, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
  • Anecita Agustinez, Department of Water Resources
  • Kenneth Holbrook, CPUC Tribal Liaison

10:50 am: Regulatory Partnerships

Moderator: Carmelitha Bordelon, Suburban Water Systems

  • Darrin Polhemus, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Terence Shia, California Public Utilities Commission

11:25 am: Diversity Partnerships

Moderator: Jeanette Diaz, San Gabriel Valley Water

  • Debra Lucero, WELLo, Water Education for Latino Leaders
  • Darryl Lucian, California African American Water Education Foundation
  • Meghan Roberts, Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment


1:05 pm: State Legislative Partnerships: Senator Angelique Ashby, Sacramento, CA

1:20 pm: Environmental Justice Partnerships

Moderator: Dawn White, Golden State Water

  • Jennifer Clary, Clean Water Action
  • TBD, Community Water Center
  • Michael Claiborne, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

2:05 pm: NGO Partnerships

Moderator: Lauren James, Suburban Water Systems

  • Tia Fleming, California Water Efficiency Partnership
  • Jennifer Bowles, Water Education Foundation
  • Ed Ossan, Natural Resource Defense Council


3:00 pm: Educational Partnerships

Moderator: Justin Skarb, California Water Service

  • Caitlin Peterson, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Erik Porse, University of California, California Institute for Water Resources
  • Greg Pierce, UCLA, Luskin Policy

3:45 pm: State Partnerships

Moderator: Kaitlyn Johnson, Political Solutions

  • Adam Quinonez, Association of California Water Agencies
  • Danielle Blacet, California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Sue Mosburg, American Water Works Association – CA NV
  • Karina Cervantes, Cal Mutuals

Thank you to all our Sponsors