OC Water Summit 2013 Program
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Welcome & Pledge of Allegiance
Stephen R. Sheldon
Director, Orange County Water District and OC Water Summit Co-Chair
Jeffery M. Thomas
Vice President, Municipal Water District of Orange County and OC Water Summit Co-Chair
Deputy Chief Counsel-Head of Legal, Disneyland Resort
8:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Water Past: The mighty Colorado River has quenched our thirst for
decades. Can the past investments in this critical water source sustain us all in
Session 1 Videos -
Peter McBride – Moderator
Video – Colorado River
Co-author of The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict
(2010) and Director
of Chasing Water
Jayne Harkins, P.E.
Executive Director, Colorado River Commission (CRC) of Nevada
Executive Director, Upper Colorado River Commission
Tribal Affairs and Policy Development Manager, Central Arizona Project (CAP)
Former Director of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water and Former
Deputy General Manager of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission
9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
9:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Water Present: What is the current state of our past water infrastructure
investments? Are these investments still paying off? What investments do we need
to make today?
Session 2 Videos -
Dr. Robert Raucher - Moderator
Principal, Stratus Consulting
Director of Water Resources, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Yazdan Emrani, M.S., P.E.
President-Elect and Chair of the Infrastructure Report Card, American Society of
Civil Engineers (ASCE), Los Angeles Section and Senior Vice President, Hall & Foreman,
Bay Delta Conservation Plan Project Director, California Natural Resources Agency
Timothy K. Parker, PG, CEG, CHG
Board Member, California Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) and Principal,
11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Water Future: How are we going to afford to pay for critical water
infrastructure in the future? Is there a place for public-private partnerships in
water infrastructure and delivery?
Session 3 Videos -
Patricia Mulroy - Moderator
General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Vice President, De La Rosa & Co.
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Former Mayor of Los Angeles (1993-2001)
California State Treasurer