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2019 CWA Spring Conference

May 22 - May 24

Presentations

DPolhemus – DDW Update

BKuhn-PFuller – Inverse Condemnation

RZimmer – PFAS and Microplastics

MPayne – Water Rights Valuation

KHoitt – RCAC Assistance for Small Water Systems

JFaust – HR2W

JEspinoza – Supplier Diversity Update

EJacobs – CAW Sacramento PFAS Experience

DWhite – Keeping Up with DDW Monitoring Requirements


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– West Region; CWA 2nd Vice President and Program Chair

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. — Opening Keynote Address
Introduction: CWA President Keith Switzer; Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Golden State Water
Speaker: Honorable Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park); Chair, Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. — Inverse Condemnation Liability – “But It’s Not My Fault”
Moderator: Lynne McGhee; Vice President & General Counsel, California Water Service
Panelists: Paul Fuller; Chief Executive Officer, Allied Public Risk
Bradford Kuhn; Partner, Nossaman LLP
Chris Lyons; Senior Counsel, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. — A Framework for Evaluating California’s Progress on the Human Right to Water
Introduction: Bob Nicholson; President, San Gabriel Valley Water
Speaker: John Faust; 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: CWA 2nd Vice President and Program Chair Edward Jackson; Liberty Utilities – West Region
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
Introduction: Rob Kuta; Vice President, Engineering & Water Quality, California Water Service
Speaker: Honorable Laurel Firestone; Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Supplier Diversity Update and Special Recognition
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
Speaker: Jack Hawks, Executive Director, California Water Association

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

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. — When Legislation Meets Water Quality Standards – PFAS and Microplastics
Introduction: Evan Jacobs; Director, Regulatory Policy & Case Management, California American Water
Speaker: Rick Zimmer; Account Manager, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

3:30 – 4:30 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
Catherine Freeman; Parks & Wildlife Cte.
Adam Quiñonez, Association of California Water Agencies

4:30 p.m. — Closing Remarks — Edward Jackson; CWA 2nd Vice President and Program Chair Edward Jackson; Liberty Utilities – West Region

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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