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2019 CWA Spring Conference

May 22 - May 24

Registration Prices:
CWA A & B Members: $250
CWA A & B Spouse/Guest: $250
CWA C & D Members: $100
CWA C & D Spouse/Guest: $100
Non-Members: $325
Non-Members Spouse/Guest: $325
Industry Partner: $250
Government/NGO: $100

Hotel Information:
The CWA room rate of $195/night is available until April 23, 2019. Book your room online.

Spring Conference Program Outline:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. — Buffet Lunch

12-45 – 2:30 p.m. — Regulatory Committee Seminar (CWA Members Only)

2:30 – 4:15 p.m. — Small Company Committee Seminar

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — CWA Hosted Reception (Open to all Attendees; Dinner on Your Own)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. — Registration Buffet Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. — Welcome – Edward Jackson; Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Liberty Utilities – California; CWA 2nd Vice President and Program Chair

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. — Opening Keynote Address

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. — Inverse Condemnation Panel

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. — A Framework for Evaluating California’s Progress on the Human Right to Water
Introduction: Representative from SGV Water
Speaker: Carolina Balazs; Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. — Networking Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. — Valuing Water Rights in a Water Utility Consolidation
Introduction: Edward Jackson; Liberty Utilities – California
Speaker: Matthew Payne; Principal, WestWater Research

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — From the Frying Pan to the Fire – CPUC’s Multi-Dimensional Approach to Today’s Safety Challenges
Introduction: Keith Switzer; Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Golden State Water
Speaker: Honorable Genevieve Shiroma; Commissioner, California PUC

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Luncheon Keynote Presentation: New Faces, Issues at the State Water Board

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Supplier Diversity Update
Speaker: Jose Espinoza, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, California Water Service

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. — Networking Break

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. — Water Jeopardy
Moderator: Jack Hawks, Executive Director, California Water Association

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. — State Water Board – Division of Drinking Water Update
Introduction: Denise Kruger; Water Quality Manager, Golden State Water
Speaker: Darrin Polhemus; Deputy Director, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. — When Legislation Meets Water Quality Standards – PFAS and Microplastics
Introduction: Tim Miller; Senior Director, Water Quality & Environmental Compliance, California American Water
Speaker: Rick Zimmer; Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. — The 2019 Legislative Session – OMG
Moderator: Jennifer Capitolo; Senior Policy Advisor, Nossaman LLP
Panelists: Danielle Blacet; California Municipal Utilities Association, Marlaigne Dumaine; East Bay Municipal Water District and Catherine Freeman; Parks & Wildlife Cte.

4:45 p.m. —  Closing Remarks
Edward Jackson

Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. — CWA Board of Directors Meeting (Members Only)

 

Details

Start:
May 22
End:
May 24

Venue

Kimpton: Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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