72nd Annual Conference

Posted on Oct 9, 2013

72nd Annual Conference

 

Register Today for CWA’s 72nd Annual Conference!

Don’t miss California Water Association’s 72nd Annual Conference at the Monterey Plaza Hotel on November 4-6. Join industry experts and policymakers as they “Rise to the Challenges of Tomorrow’s Water World.”

This year’s keynote speaker, State Controller John Chiang, will talk about Maintaining California’s Fiscal Health, and various panel discussions will focus on the challenges of regulatory compliance, operational safety best practices, Delta Plan implementation and more.

72nd Annual Conference

Monday, November 4, 2013 – Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 

 

 

Hotel

 

All events will take place at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, 400 Cannery Row in Monterey, California 93940. CWA’s room rates are as follows:

 

  • Inland View – $195
  • Partial Ocean View – $225
  • Ocean View – $295
  • Ocean View/Balcony – $305

 

 

 

To take advantage of our discounted hotel room rates, please call the Monterey Plaza Hotel today at 831.646.1700 and identify yourself as being with CWA. Reserve your room by October 15 to get the discounted rate!

 

 

 

Click here to register. [link to registration page]

 

 

 


 

Program
Agenda is tentative and subject to change

 

 

 

Monday, November 4, 2013

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Seminar and Luncheon

 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – CWA-DWA-DRA Regulatory Seminar

 

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – CWA Small Company Seminar

 

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Hosted Reception

 

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Dinner at Monterey Peninsula Country Club

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

 

8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. – Pledge of Allegiance

 

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – “Addressing Tomorrow’s Regulatory Challenges” – The Honorable Catherine J.K. Sandoval; Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – “Challenge: Planning for the 2013-14 Water Year” – Greg Milleman – Moderator

 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – “Challenge: Addressing the New Hexavalent Chromium Standard” – Rob Guzzetta; Vice President, Engineering & Water Quality, California Water Service Company

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – “Challenge: Managing the State’s Drinking Water Program” – Honorable Henry T. Perea, Assembly Member, 31st District (Fresno) (to be confirmed)

 

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote “Challenge: Maintaining California’s Fiscal Health.” – The Honorable John Chiang; Controller, State of California

 

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – CWA’s Supplier Diversity Program Update – Charmaine Jackson

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – “Challenge: Implementing the Delta Plan” – Gloria Gray, Member – Delta Stewardship Council (to be confirmed)

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – “Challenge: Operational Safety – Best Practices”” – Jim Wollbrinck, SJWC, Moderator

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – “Challenge: Boots on the Ground – What Keeps Our District and General Managers Up at Night?” – Panel on employee work environment, customer communications, rate increases and affordability, water quality, dealing with opposition groups, etc.
Moderated by Catherine Smith, President & Owner, Smith Moore Associates, Inc.

 

4:30 p.m. – Wrap Up and Announcements – Greg Milleman

 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Hosted Reception – Monterey Plaza Hotel

 

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Dinner at Monterey Plaza Hotel

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – CWA Annual Meeting and Directors Breakfast (CWA members only)