Plans are well underway for CWA’s 76th Spring Conference in Sacramento on May 22-24. With the theme, “Fire and Water: Survival and Sustainability,” several high-profile speakers and panelists will cover topics of interest to California’s regulated water utilities. Among them are wildfire liability for water utilities, water system consolidations, water quality standards, plus supplier diversity and legislative updates.

Keynote speakers are Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and Laurel Firestone, State Water Resources Control Board Member. Among the confirmed speakers are insurance and liability experts Paul Fuller (Allied Public Risk), Bradford Kuhn (Nossaman LLP), and Chris Lyons (San Diego Gas & Electric Co.). Also speaking will be: Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board; Matthew Payne, Principal, WestWater Research, Rick Zimmer (Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC), Danielle Blacet (California Municipal Utilities Association, Marlaigne Dumaine (East Bay Municipal Water District), and Catherine Freeman (Chief Consultant, Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee).

For more information, visit: www.cwacontent.local/event/2019-cwa-spring-conference/

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