10th Annual OC Water Summit
Finding Water

Friday, June 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California

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7:30 a.m. – 7:58 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Introduction of Emcee
  • Stephen R. Sheldon, Director, Orange County Water District (Confirmed)
  • Jeffery M. Thomas, Director, Municipal Water District of Orange County (Confirmed)
  • Master of Ceremonies: Fritz Coleman, Weathercaster, NBC4 (Confirmed)
8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Session 1: On the Waterfront - Local Water Forecast and the Four Water Revolutions
NBC 4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman will give the Orange County and California water forecast. Followed by a bestselling author and TEDTalk alumnus who will discuss four water revolutions and if the water industry will reinvent how it manages water after our historic drought or if it will just fall back into the same old routine.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Fritz Coleman, Weathercaster, NBC4 (Confirmed)
  • David Sedlak, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Author of "Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource" (Confirmed)
  • Q&A

Fritz Coleman's 2017 Water Forecast

On the Waterfront
8:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 2: Mine! Mine! Mine! -– Finding Solutions to Address Aging Infrastructure
We found water in Northern CA, but how bad are the conditions of the aging infrastructure that stores and conveys this water like the State Water Project, Orville Dam and other dams and reservoirs? And, will the new presidential administration fast track funding and authorizations for CA water infrastructure projects?
  • Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Confirmed)
  • Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council (Confirmed)
  • David Gutierrez, P.E., G.E., Senior Water Resources and Geotechnical Engineer, GEI Consultants (Confirmed)
  • Scott D. Mason, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight (Confirmed)
  • Q&A

Mine! Mine! Mine!
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Session 3: Under the Sea – Desalination in California
With nearly 900 miles of coastline, why aren't more California communities tapping into the sea as a reliable water source? Hear about a community that built a desalination plant, mothballed it and then decided to bring it back online, as well as from two agencies trying to get desalination plants built in their communities.

Moderator: Cedella Beazley, Regional Commercial Director, Americas Dow Water & Process Solutions; intro(Confirmed)

  • The Honorable Helene Schneider, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara (Confirmed)
  • David J. Stoldt, General Manager, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (Confirmed)
  • Shivaji Deshmukh, P.E. Assistant General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District (Confirmed)
  • Q&A

Under the Sea
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Session 4: The One That Almost Got Away – Stormwater Capture in Southern California
Flood control measures put in place decades ago changed the landscape of the Los Angeles and Santa Ana rivers and also allowed for precious stormwater to be lost to the ocean. Learn about communities working collaboratively with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase stormwater capture and revitalize local rivers.
  • Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs, Commander, Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Confirmed)
  • Q&A

The One That Almost Got Away
11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Break
12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. Lunch service, networking
12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon and Session 6: "Let There Be Water"
  • Seth M. Siegel, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author of "Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water Starved World" (Confirmed)
  • Q&A

Let There Be Water
12:45 pm – 1:25 p.m. Session 5: Casting a Wider Net – CA Water Game Changers
Mother Nature can no longer meet current or future water demands. Agencies must cast a wider net and, if feasible, make water reuse part of their portfolios. Hear from exceptional female game changers that have been instrumental in reshaping California's water.
  • The Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assembly, District 43 (Confirmed)
  • Marcie Edwards, Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the City of Anaheim (Confirmed)
  • Jennifer West, Managing Director, WateReuse California (Invited)

Casting a Wider Net
1:25/30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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