2017 Annual Conference

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WELL is convening a state-wide educational water conference on March 23-24th, 2017 in San Diego for California local elected officials. Local elected officials can make a difference for all Californians by taking the necessary steps to understand the dynamic of California water to assure adequate clean water for our communities, protect our natural resources and our local economies.

Our hope is to facilitate understanding towards comprehensive long-term water policies that will sustain California’s economy and quality of life.

We invite you to participate!

Limited scholarships available, RSVP soon!  Call us at (323) 349-0661 for more information.

Sponsored by Water Education for Latino Leaders, Water Foundation, & Public Policy Institute of California.

To download the flyer for the conference, click here.

To register for this conference, click here.

2017 Conference Agenda

Wyndham Hotel Bayside Hotel
1355 N Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

March 23-24, 2017

Tentative Agenda 

 

Day 1 – Thursday, March 23, 2017

11:00AM – 3:00PM
TOUR OF PURE WATER SAN DIEGO:
A Potable Re-Use Facility
Facilitator: Pete Silva, WELL Board Member

Speaker:
Halla Razak, Public Utilities Director of the City of San Diego

 

3:30PM – 5:00PM
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Challenges to Water Infrastructure Projects
Moderator: Pete Silva, WELL Board Member

Speaker:
 Mark Watton, General Manager of Otay Water District  

5:00PM – 6:30PM 
WELL RECEPTION

Speakers: 
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
Councilmember David Alvarez, City of San Diego

Day 2 – Friday, March 24, 2017

 

8:00AM – 9:00AM 
BREAKFAST AND WELCOME 

9:00AM – 10:30AM 
GOVERNANCE OF WATER PANEL DISCUSSION:
How to Get Elected and Appointed to a Water Board

Moderator: Nancy Sutley, WELL Board Member

Speakers: 
Karina Cervantez, Board Member of the State Water Resources Control Board

Mayor Albert Robles, City of Carson and Director of the Water Replenishment District

10:30AM – 10:45AM 
BREAK 

10:45AM – 12:15PM
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE & FINANCE 101

PANEL DISCUSSION:
How do Regulations Affect Costs of a Water Infrastructure Project

Moderator:  Ron Gastelum, WELL Board Member

Speakers: 
Castulo Estrada, Director ofCoachella Valley Water District

Councilmember Carmen Ramirez, City of Oxnard
Stephen Arakawa, Bay-Delta Initiatives Manager of Metropolitan Water District 

12:30PM – 1:45PM
LUNCH AND SPEAKER
California PUC Commissoner Martha Guzman-Aceves