ACWA's 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition Preregistration

ACWA's 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition Preregistration

ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Vision for

the Future

Indian Wells • November 30-December 3, 2010

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa & Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa

September 2010


I would like to cordially invite you to attend ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference &

Exhibition, “Vision for the Future,” scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 in Indian Wells.

The year 2010 marks a major milestone in ACWA’s history. Throughout the entire year,

ACWA has been celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The fall conference will offer

programs highlighting the future of issues that affect California water and what agencies

can expect over the next decade. The conference will feature keynote speakers who

will take a look forward on the future of California water from both the state and federal


Issue forums and meal programs will focus on groundwater’s role in new surface water

policies that are being adopted throughout the state; how agencies will continue to

work toward securing and keeping the public’s interest when the water bond goes to

voters in 2012; the challenges and issues surrounding the Colorado River now and in

the future; how water supply reliability may be affected by recently identified Delta

flow criteria; and how the Endangered Species Act challenges water districts today and

into the 21st century.

Additionally, there will be programs and discussions about energy, water transfers,

conservation, climate change, rate structures and more!

Programs specifically aimed at legal, finance, human resources, and water treatment

and distribution professionals will be available, along with opportunities for directors to

receive their ethics training.

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Esmeralda and Hyatt Grand Champions


This is your chance to network and meet up with friends and colleagues at the

receptions and specials events being held. I look forward to seeing all of you.

See you in Indian Wells!

Paul L. Kelley

ACWA President

Conference Highlights

Historian Dr. Kevin Starr to

Kick Off ACWA Fall Conference

Wednesday Opening Breakfast

December 1, 8-9:45 a.m.

In the spirit of celebrating ACWA’s 100-year anniversary, former State

Librarian Kevin Starr, Ph.D., a water historian, famed author and professor

of history at the University of Southern California, will keynote the opening

breakfast for ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition. Dr. Starr will

provide his perspective on our Golden State – past, present and future.

Considered the foremost expert on all things “California,” State Librarian

Emeritus Starr researches California history, history of American culture,

urban history and authored “Americans and the California Dream” – a six

volume book series which captures the enigmatic blend of dreams and

hardscrabble reality that defines California. To date, Starr’s books uncover

how the Golden State emerged from the Gold Rush, absorbed the shocks

of the Great Depression, and was transformed by the sweeping events of

World War II.

He has also authored “Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-

2003” and “California, A History,” a Modern Library Chronicles book.

Conference programs are subject to change without notice.

Indian Wells Mayor Ed

Monarch to Welcome

ACWA Attendees

Indian Wells Mayor Ed Monarch

has been confirmed to welcome

ACWA attendees to the 2010

Fall Conference & Exhibition,

“Vision for the Future” during

the Wednesday opening breakfast.

The city of Indian Wells is

a proud proponent of it’s “Getting

Greener: Indian Wells’ Path

to Sustainability” document.

On November 19, 2009 the city

council adopted this document

which serves as a framework

which will grow and change with

a full understanding of this generation’s

responsibility to leave

behind a community that will not

compromise the ability of future

generations to meet their needs.


Conference Highlights

Statewide Issue Forums

and Town Hall

Wednesday, December 1

Ups and Downs: An Update on Colorado River Matters

10-11:45 a.m.

In recent years, California has experienced both highs and lows as

we struggle to adapt to reductions in available Colorado River water.

Expert panelists in this statewide issue forum will give you the latest

information available on what’s happening on the lower Colorado River.

Déjà vu: The State Board’s Instream Flow Criteria Report

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Remember 1993, when the US EPA proposed “over-the-top” outflow

criteria for the Bay-Delta Well, here we go again with an interim flow

report from the State Water Resources Control Board. How do we

survive the latest onslaught that could affect nearly every water agency

in California

Thursday, December 2

More Meal


Programs Being


There are also programs

currently being planned

for the Wednesday and

Thursday luncheon

programs, Dec. 1 from

noon to 2 p.m. and Dec.

2 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

and Friday’s Hans Doe

Forum Breakfast, from 8:30

to 10 a.m.

The Water Bond: Where Do We Go From Here

10-11:30 a.m.

At this program, you will hear from a panel of expert “insiders” on what

is being done to keep the Comprehensive Water Package – passed by

the Legislature in November 2009 – in the public’s eye until it goes to

the voters in November 2012. How will agencies and other proponents

continue to work toward securing and keeping the public’s interest in

this historic comprehensive water package over the next year

What Lies Beneath: The Hidden Groundwater Impacts of Surface

Water Policy

2:30-3:45 p.m.

New policies and regulations are being adopted throughout the

state that affect our ability to use surface water, but these decisions

rarely account for the effects they have on California’s groundwater

resources. From reduced recharge opportunities to groundwater quality

degradation, are we solving problems or just “rearranging the deck

chairs” Panelists will discuss the unintentional (or at least ignored)

consequences of recent judicial and regulatory decisions on the state’s

groundwater basins and how the issue may be addressed to ensure a

conjunctive, sustainable water system in the future.

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Sexual Harassment

Prevention for Board

Members & Managers

(AB 1825)

Region Programs

Tuesday, November 30

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Have you ever thought what

it would be like to be the “accused”

and the impact it would

have on your personal and

professional life This course

revolves around an actual case

where the accused goes through

the cycle of “chaos” that developed

as a result of the accusation

of sexual harassment.

The course guides management

through the sexual harassment

investigative process. Other

points covered by this course are

understanding the California and

federal sexual harassment laws,

recognizing early signs of sexual

harassment, maintaining open

communication in a respectful

environment, and investigating

and resolving sexual harassment


By equipping management with

the knowledge they need to

prevent and respond to harassment

situations, the course helps

to prevent and eliminate sexual

harassment in the workplace.

For more information, contact

ACWA/JPIA at (916) 535-7500.

Human Relations professionals

may count these session hours as

electives towards JPIA’s Human

Resources Certification Program

(HRCP). All JPIA seminars

scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 30

are open to ACWA conference


Region Forums, Meetings

and Briefings

Two Region Forums will be held during the conference. On

Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 10-11:45 a.m. a joint Region Issue

Forum, hosted by Regions 6 and 7 will discuss volumetric

pricing. On Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10-11:30 a.m. Region 9 will

host a Region Issue Forum discussing the unique issues and

challenges of the Salton Sea.

Region business meetings will take place from 4-4:30 p.m. on

Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2. See the preliminary

conference agenda on pages 10-11 for your specific region

meeting date.

After the region meetings, from 4:40-5:15 p.m., on both

Wednesday and Thursday, ACWA will hold a Region Briefing.

The briefing will provide an update on the status of the

Comprehensive Water Package passed by the Legislature in

November 2009. Implementation specifics will be provided

on the groundwater elevation monitoring program (CASGEM);

20/2020 conservation mandate; interim Delta instream flow

criteria; the 2012 Water Bond and ACWA’s plans to assist

member agencies along the way.

Conference programs are subject to change without notice.


ACWA Centennial Sponsors

ACWA would like to extend a special THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors.


Alameda County Water District

Albert A. Webb Associates

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Anthem Blue Cross

Bartle Wells Associates

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Black & Veatch Corporation

Brown and Caldwell

Byron Bethany Irrigation District

California Special Districts Alliance

California Water PAC

Carollo Engineers

Castaic Lake Water Agency


CH2M Hill

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

City of Corona, Dept. of Water & Power


Coachella Valley Water District

Contra Costa Water District

Contractor Compliance and

Monitoring, Inc.

The Covello Group, Inc.

CPower, Inc.

Cucamonga Valley Water District

Deerpoint Group, Inc.

Denise Duffy & Associates, Inc.

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Eastern Municipal Water District

ECORP Consulting, Inc.

El Dorado Irrigation District

Ellison, Schneider & Harris L.L.P.

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District



GEI Consultants, Inc., Bookman-

Edmonston Division

Hanson Bridgett LLP



Quad Knopf

Helix Water District

Rancho California Water District

Hopkins Groundwater Consultants, Inc. RBF Consulting

Imperial Irrigation District

Redwine and Sherrill

Irvine Ranch Water District

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District


RMC Water and Environment

Jurupa Community Services District Rubicon Systems America, Inc.

Katz & Associates, Inc.

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency

Krieger & Stewart Incorporated,

San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors

Consulting Engineers

Water Authority

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, San Juan Water District

A Law Corporation

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP

Santa Fe Irrigation District

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Santa Margarita Water District


Scotts Valley Water District

Layne Christensen Company

Sonoma County Water Agency

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Southern California Gas Company

Lincoln Financial Advisors

SPEC Services, Inc.

MBK Engineers

SPG Solar, Inc.

Metropolitan Water District of

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Southern California


Mid-Peninsula Water District

Three Valleys Municipal Water District

Minasian, Spruance, Meith, Soares &

Sexton, LLP

TruePoint Solutions

Mission Springs Water District

Tulare Irrigation District

Mojave Water Agency

Turlock Irrigation District

Municipal Water District of Orange County United Water Conservation District

MWH Americas, Inc.

Valley Center Municipal Water District

Newhall County Water District

Valley County Water District

Northern California Power Agency Water Replenishment District of

Southern California

Nossaman LLP

Wells Capital Management

Oakdale Irrigation District

West Basin Municipal Water District

Orange County Water District

West Yost Associates

Orchard Dale Water District

Western Municipal Water District

Pacific Gas and Electric Company



Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers


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Conference Programs

Attorneys Programs



These programs are approved by the State Bar of

California for attorneys to receive general MCLE credits.

Climate Change Regulations Affecting

Water Districts

Wednesday, December 1

10-11:45 a.m.

(1.75 hours of general MCLE credit)

This program will include an in-depth

discussion of the latest climate change

regulations that California’s water

agencies will need to follow. Specifically,

panelists will address the recently

enacted amendments to the Guidelines

Implementing the California Environmental

Quality Act, unique challenges

that water agencies face in analyzing

and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

from water projects, and the provisions

in the Air Resources Board’s Scoping

Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas

emissions from the water sector.

Fighting for the FIRST Drop: Municipal

Priorities, Area of Origin and Delta


Wednesday, December 1

2:30-3:45 p.m.

(1.25 hours of general MCLE credit)

As competition for water continues to

grow, agencies are examining some of

the exceptions to the western concept

of “first in time, first in right.” This panel

will examine the area of origin protections

and municipal priorities and offer

some thoughts on feasibility, equity, and


Impacts of the 2009 Water Legislation

on Water Supply Planning and Resource


Thursday, December 2

10-11:30 a.m.

(1.5 hours of general MCLE credit)

The panel will present an update on the

legal and practical implications of preparing

Urban Water Management Plans

- where the new requirements of

SBX7 7 have taken us, the status of

DWR’s preparation of Option 4 and

methodologies that will have been

developed and released by the end of

October, and the most difficult aspects

being confronted by agencies in preparing

their plans. The panel will also

address what this means for the relationship

between UWMPs and the land use

planning process for public agencies.

Water Agency Messaging and

Trademark Law

Thursday, December 2

2:30-3:45 p.m.

(1.25 hours of general MCLE credit)

The panel will explore development of

water agency public messages and related

trademark law rules. The program

will help agencies develop effective

public messages without infringing on

others’ trademarks while possibly creating

valuable intellectual property.

California Cheese $10; California

Wine, $20; California Water,

PRICELESS! — Communicating the

Value of Water

Wednesday, December 1

10-11:45 a.m.

Water is undervalued by the public

because it is always there and costs

less than almost any other public

utility service, including the cable

bill. However, this scenario is rapidly

changing in California. Supplies are

becoming more limited even as the

state’s water demands for both the

economy and the environment are

increasing. Consumers are being

asked to cut back on water use, yet

those savings may not equate to a

lower water bill. Water agencies must

develop new ways to communicate

the value of water to their customers

and prepare them for increasing costs.

This program will provide the nuts and

bolts on how to get started.


Conference Programs continued

Federal Issues Forum

Attendees will hear updates and conversation on pending

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers’ issues of interest to ACWA members. Invited

to address these significant federal issues are Michael L.

Connor, Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and

Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army

Corp of Engineers.

Energy Programs

Twisted Into Straight: Solar Projects Gone Wrong and How to

Straighten Them Out

Wednesday, December 1

2:30-3:45 p.m.

In the past decade solar energy has become a staple

technology in the California water industry. Agencies

throughout the state have employed solar power to offset

rising energy costs and improve operational resiliency. While

much of the publicity tends to highlight the benefits of the

finished product, not all projects have gone as planned. It is

time to look beyond the sugar-coated images of solar, and

look more closely at some projects that encountered “bumps

in the road” and how their project managers were able to

successfully steer them back on track. Finally, this panel will

leave audience members with the information and tools to

avoid the common set-backs and plan a successful solar

project from day one.

Delivering Water in the Face of Climate Change: Real-

Time Operational Prescriptions for Water Managers to

Operationally Predict and Respond to Changing Hydrology

Thursday, December 2

10-11:30 a.m.

While political debates over climate change continue in

Sacramento and Washington, D.C., the challenge of delivering

water throughout the state in times of increasing uncertainty

is resonating throughout the water industry. Hydrological and

operational planning, the identification of effective strategies,

and a thorough evaluation of the future risk/cost factors are

lacking. Water managers today need to know, specifically,

what can or should be done now, in terms of operational

planning, new infrastructure, and economic realities. Come

hear leading experts and practitioners in the field discuss the

various challenges and prescriptive measures that will help

assure reliable future water deliveries in light of the changing

hydrology anticipated from climate change.

Human Resources Programs

There will be three Human Resources programs presented

at the conference. All of these program sessions may count

as electives towards JPIA’s Human Resources Certification

Program for HR professionals.

Tweeting, Sexting, and the

FBI…What Do They Have In


Wednesday, December 1

10-11:45 a.m.

While most employers have

adopted policies addressing

e-mail, internet and other inhouse

computer uses, many

have not kept abreast of the

many new developments in

electronic communications

that employees may be using

in work related situations.

These include PDA’s, social

networking sites, cell phones,

and remote access to the

employer’s computer system.

Failure to properly regulate

the use of these electronic

communications in the work

place can lead to a number

of legal consequences.

These include, employee

privacy violations, damaging

disclosures through electronic

discovery, defamation,

discrimination and harassment

claims and, in rare instances,

the threat of criminal charges.

This presentation will focus on

the many risks that confront

today’s employers through the

use of new technologies and

the solutions to those risks.

Wednesday, December 1

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Health care reform and the

many issues and challenges

surrounding this topic will be

discussed during this program.

Developing A High Performance

Team – Evaluating the

General Manager

Thursday, December 2

10-11:30 a.m.

The Board/Manager relationship

is a critical component

of a high performance and

successful agency. In order to

ensure that this relationship is

maintained at the highest level

and to provide both the board

of directors and the general

manager with the necessary

tools for success, a comprehensive

and thorough evaluation

and performance review

process is required as a best


There are multiple options

available for conducting the

performance review process.

Hear from a panel of board

members, general managers

and a professional management

consultant for insight

into making the evaluation and

performance review process

constructive, highly communicative

and less defensive. Discussion

themes will include:

• Linking performance objectives

to compensation

• The role of the board president

in the review process

• Preparing for the review:

goals, work plan and the

year in review

• Evaluation of the general

manager’s team

• The benefits of using a

third-party facilitator

• Creating opportunities for

increased communication

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Finance Programs

Developing a Rate Structure that Addresses the Financial

Consequences of SBX7 7

Wednesday, December 1

10-11:45 a.m.

Locking in Low Rates for Your Capital Projects

Wednesday, December 1

2:30-3:45 p.m.

What Does the Recent Landmark Wall Street Reform and

Consumer Protection Act Mean for Your Water Agency

Thursday, December 2

10-11:30 a.m.

There will be three Finance programs presented at the

conference. CPAs may receive continuing education

credits by attending these programs.

Water Trends Programs

SBX7 7 Water Conservation Mandates: A Snapshot One Year Later

Wednesday, December 1

10-11:45 a.m.

The rules that will implement last year’s SBX7 7 water conservation legislation are

being determined and water agencies are engaged in regulatory processes that will

drive the next round of water management planning in California. Where is this

ride going and how will it affect urban and agricultural water agencies statewide

Under the Microscope: Water, Nanotechnology, the Environment and the Law

Wednesday, December 1

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Nanotechnology has been touted as a potential panacea for many of today’s most

complex problems, including an effective, affordable and less-energy intensive

option for drinking water filtration and treatment. However, many questions exist

regarding the legal and environmental implications of nanomaterials in our water

supply and whether the risks outweigh the benefits. Experts will discuss what is

known, what is unknown, and how nanotechnology will affect your agency.

Improving Near-Term Water Reliability: The ACWA Water Transfer Initiative

Thursday, December 2

10-11:30 a.m.

“Fixing the Delta” by improving conveyance and alleviating regulatory restrictions

will take many years, but improving California’s system of voluntary water transfers

could help maintain water supply reliability in the near-term. ACWA’s Water

Transfers Initiative has gathered key practitioners to recommend some specific



Preliminary Conference Agenda

Monday, Nov. 29

7:30-8:45 a.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Finance & Audit


9-10:15 a.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Risk Management


10:30-11:45 a.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Executive Committee

1:15-2:30 p.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Town Hall Meeting

3-5 p.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Board of Directors

5-6 p.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Board of Directors’


Tuesday, Nov. 30

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Registration

8:30-9:30 a.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Seminar I

9:45-10:45 a.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Seminar II

10-11:45 a.m.

• Clean Water Subcommittee

• Safe Drinking Water Subcommittee

11 a.m.-Noon


• Outreach Task Force

Noon-2 p.m.

• ACWA 101 & Luncheon

• Committee Lunch Break

1-2:45 p.m.

• Finance Committee

• Groundwater Committee

• Scholarship Subcommittee

• Water Quality Committee

1:30-3:30 p.m.

• ACWA/JPIA Seminar IV

2-4 p.m.

• SDLF Special District Administrator

Certification Test

2-4:15 p.m.

• Ethics Training

3-4:45 p.m.

• Communications Committee

• Energy Committee

• Federal Affairs Committee

• Insurance & Personnel Committee

• Local Government Committee

• Membership Committee

• Water Management Committee

5-6:30 p.m.

• Welcome Reception in the

Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 1

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Registration

8-9:45 a.m.

• Opening Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-Noon & 1:30-5 p.m.

• Exhibit Hall

10-11:45 a.m.

• Attorneys Program

• Communications Program

• Exhibitor Technical Presentations

• Finance Program

• Human Resources Program

• Region Forum

• Statewide Issue Forum

• Water Trends Program

Noon-2 p.m.

• General Session & Luncheon

2:10-2:30 p.m.

• Prize Drawing/Dessert Break

sponsored by Krieger & Stewart,

Incorporated, Consulting Engineers

2:30-3:45 p.m.

• Attorneys Program

• Energy Committee Program

• Exhibitor Technical Presentations

• Finance Program

• Human Resources Program

• Town Hall Meeting

• Water Trends Program

2:30-4:45 p.m.

• Ethics Training

4-4:30 p.m.

• Region 1 Business Meeting

• Region 2 Business Meeting

• Region 3 Business Meeting

• Region 4 Business Meeting

• Region 5 Business Meeting

4-5 p.m.

• “California’s Water” Series Screenings

4-6 p.m.

• Legal Affairs Committee

4:40-5:15 p.m.

• Region Briefing

5-7 p.m.

• CH2M Hill Hosted Reception

Thursday, Dec. 2

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Registration

8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Exhibit Hall

8-9:15 a.m.

• Networking Continental Breakfast

9:30-11:45 a.m.

• Ethics Training

10-11:30 a.m.

• Attorneys Program

• Energy Committee Program

• Exhibitor Technical Presentations

• Finance Program

• Human Resources Program

• Region Forum

• Statewide Issue Forum

• Water Trends Program

11:45 a.m.-Noon

• Prize Drawing in the Exhibit Hall

12:15-2:15 p.m.

• General Session & Luncheon

2:15-2:30 p.m.

• Dessert Break sponsored by

Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated,

Consulting Engineers

2:30-3:45 p.m.

• Attorneys Program

• Federal Issues Forum

• Exhibitor Technical Presentations

• Statewide Issue Forum

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4-4:30 p.m.

• Region 6 Business Meeting

• Region 7 Business Meeting

• Region 8 Business Meeting

• Region 9 Business Meeting

• Region 10 Business Meeting

4-5 p.m.

• Anadramous Species Task Force

• “California’s Water” Series


4:40-5:15 p.m.

• Region Briefing

6-7 p.m.

• Outreach Reception

7-10 p.m.

• Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, Dec. 3

8-9:30 a.m.

• Registration

8:30-10 a.m.

• Hans Doe Forum Breakfast

sponsored by AECOM

Other Events

Monday, Nov. 29

1-6 p.m.

• Water Education Foundation

Board of Directors

Tuesday, Nov. 30

8 a.m.

• ACWA/MWH Golf Tournament

Thursday, Dec. 2

6:45-8:15 a.m.

• San Joaquin Valley Agricultural

Water Committee

All conference

programs are

subject to change

without notice.

Continuing Education

and Training Opportunities

Many of ACWA’s program sessions qualify for credit for professional

career development. This conference will offer

continuing education credit to Certified Public Accountants,

attorneys and legal professionals, human resource administrators,

and water treatment and distribution operators.

There will also be three opportunities to receive water agency

official ethics training. Public officials in office must receive

this training every two years (24 months). Ethics training will

be available on:

• Tuesday, November 30, 2-4:15 p.m.

• Wednesday, December 1, 2:30-4:45 p.m.

• Thursday, December 2, 9:30-11:45 a.m.

Board members and managers can attend JPIA’s course on

sexual harassment prevention training as mandated by AB

1825. This course takes place Tuesday, November 30 from

1:30-3:30 p.m. See page 5 for more information.

All programs offered during ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference

& Exhibition are valid for SDLF’s Special District Administrator

Certification Program. For information on the certification

program, please visit:

For more information about ACWA’s continuing education

programs or ethics training, contact Lori Doucette at

(916) 441-4545 or


Exhibit Hall Highlights

Thursday Networking

Continental Breakfast

in the Exhibit Hall , 8-9:15 a.m.


Find solutions to the tough

challenges you face. Come and

connect with other water

professionals and our exhibitors

while enjoying a continental breakfast.

A welcome reception will be hosted in the

exhibit hall on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening with vendors from

around the United States and abroad

as they welcome ACWA conference

attendees to another great conference.

The ACWA Exhibit Hall will be open

again on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-

Noon and 1:30-5 p.m., and Thursday,

8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ACWA’s popular exhibit hall is open

to all registered conference delegates.

It will be located in the Renaissance

Esmeralda Resort.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet

with vendors who might have the

perfect solutions that your organization

needs to meet the challenges


Several exhibitors are once again sponsoring

a variety of refreshments for your

enjoyment in the exhibit hall:

• Morning coffee service provided

by Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

• Dessert break sponsored by

Krieger & Stewart Incorporated,

Consulting Engineers

When you visit an ACWA trade show,

you can expect to make connections

with the following types of businesses:

• Accountants

• Attorneys/Law Firms

• Banks/Financial Advisors/ Investment


• Computer Service Companies

• Construction, Design and Planning


• Energy Consultants and Suppliers

• Engineering Firms

• Environmental Consultants

• Government Organizations

• Insurance Brokers

• Lobby Groups

• Management Consultants

• Product Dealers/Distributors/


• Public Relations Consultants

• And more!

Exhibit Hall



5-6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception


8:30-10 a.m.

Coffee service

2:10-2:30 p.m.

Ice cream break

Cash & prize drawings


8-9:15 a.m.

Networking Continental

Breakfast (ticket required)

11:45 a.m.-Noon

Cash & prize drawings


ACWA Fall Conference & Exhibition News, September 2010

How to


Your Hotel



Deadline: NOVEMBER 5

Hotel Reservation

Deadline: NOVEMBER 12

• Individuals must be

registered for the ACWA

conference in order to

receive hotel reservation


• Registrants will receive

the hotel reservation

information via email


• Hotel reservations will

be verified against the

ACWA conference

registration list.

• Any reservation made

outside of this housing

policy will be subject to

the hotels’ regular room

rate and availability.



December 2 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Warren Priske


the Empire Swing Orchestra

Kick up your heels to one of

Southern California’s most popular

full-sized big band orchestras.

Warren Priske and the Empire Swing

Orchestra will provide hit music of the

1940s made famous by legends such as

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin ,

Mel Torme and Ella Fitzgerald.

Attire is semi-formal.


Registration Information


Tuesday, Nov. 30

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 2

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3

8-9:30 a.m.


The following people are eligible for ACWA Advantage


• Any ACWA member organization’s officers/ directors. Any

employee on an ACWA public agency member, affiliate or

associate organization’s payroll.

• Any ACWA board member whose fee is paid for by a

member agency.

• Any state or federal administrative or legislative personnel

in elective, appointive or staffing positions.

• Staff of ACWA/JPIA, Water Education Foundation and

California Water Awareness Campaign.

• Any individual or honorary life member.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a part

of ACWA, contact Lori Doucette at (916) 441-4545 or lorid@


Package registration is available to ACWA public agency

and individual members, affiliates and associates only. By

taking advantage of this special deal, you will save $110 over

registering for each option separately. The same registration

and meal combination will cost you an additional $153 if you

wait to purchase this on site. Package registration includes

Tuesday night’s opening reception, your registration fee for the

entire conference, and one ticket to all meals (3 breakfasts,

2 lunches and 1 dinner). The package is only available until

4:30 p.m. (PST), November 5.


The registration deadline is November 5. After that date, you

must register on site. Registration may be paid with a check or

charged on your Visa or MasterCard.


Registrations can be changed or cancelled by emailing Ellie

Meek at Cancellations must be received

prior to 4:30 p.m. (PST), November 5 in order to receive

a credit voucher, less a $50 handling fee. Upon receipt

of the cancellation, you will receive an email confirming

the cancellation. If you do not receive a cancellation

confirmation, please contact ACWA at (916) 441-4545.

Otherwise, you will be responsible for remaining monies due.

Cancellations after November 5 will not be refunded.


Substitutions from the same organization are accepted.

A $25 handling fee will be applied. Substitution requests

should be submitted to Please notify

ACWA of substitutions by 4:30 p.m. (PST), November 5. After

that date, they will need to be handled on site.


• Handling fee of $50 will be applied on all registration

refunds and credit vouchers.

• No refunds given on spouse/companion registration fee.

• Credit card/check refunds (less the $50 handling fee) until

October 29.

• Credit vouchers (less the $50 handling fee) will be issued

October 30-November 5.

• Meals will be refunded until 4:30 p.m. (PST), November 5.

• There will be no refund transactions made during the




Name badges must be worn to attend all conference events.

Badges may be checked at the doors. Information for

the badges will be taken directly from online registration

submissions and conference preregistration forms. Therefore,

it is vital that complete, accurate and legible information

be submitted. Deadline for registration is 4:30 p.m. (PST),

November 5. Badges will be available only for those who

register for the conference.

Name badge holders sponsored by Bartle Wells Associates

Lanyards sponsored by Psomas

Note: If you have a disability that may require accommodation to assure your full

participation, please contact Ellie Meek of the ACWA staff to discuss your needs.


Register today using the new online registration process at:

If you have questions, please contact ACWA’s Meetings & Membership Dept. at (916) 441-4545.

ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition Preregistration

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa & Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, Indian Wells

November 30 - December 3, 2010



Registration forms received after Nov. 5 will be returned, regardless of postmark. There is a $50 handling fee on all

cancellations prior to this date. Credit card/check registration fees (less the $50 handling fee) can be refunded until

4:30 p.m. (PST), Oct. 29. Thereafter, refund credit vouchers will be issued Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m. (PST).

Fill in Completely - Please Print/Type Clearly

* Required Fields (If bringing a guest, guest’s name and e-mail address are required as well.)




My info has changed. Please update it.

* Name on Badge to Read ** Guest ($35 fee if attending)

* Title

* Organization

* Address

* City * State * Zip

* Phone: ( )

FAX: ( )

* Attendee E-mail:

Guest E-mail (MUST be different from attendee’s e-mail)

Credit Card Payment Information

Please charge my fee to my credit card:

Credit Card Number:

Exp. Date: Amount: $

Cardholder’s Name (as seen on card):

* Confirmation E-mail:

If registering on someone’s behalf, please be sure to include YOUR e-mail

address here and a copy of the confirmation email will be sent to you.

Please print clearly.


Preregistration PACKAGE – For ACWA public agency members, affiliates & associates only

(Includes registration & all meals. Does not include guest registration.) Not available on-site (20) . . . . . . $635


Conference Registration (21) (Meals not included)

Advantage*** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guest** (Non-refundable) (22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



2-Day Conference Registration Preregistration On Site Amount

(Meals not included)

(Advantage) (Standard) (Advantage) (Standard)




On Site




Tues., Nov. 30/Wed., Dec. 1 (23) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 $375 $275 $400 $

Thurs., Dec. 2/Fri., Dec. 3 (24) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 $375 $275 $400 $








On Site


Wednesday, December 1

Opening Breakfast (30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Luncheon (31) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .







Thursday, December 2

Networking Continental Breakfast (35) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Luncheon (32) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dinner (33) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .










Friday, December 3

Hans Doe Forum Breakfast, sponsored by AECOM (34) . . . . . . . . .




Ethics Training Registration (Choose ONE - No additional fee required if registered for conference.) TOTAL $

Tues., Nov. 30, 2-4:15 p.m. (50) Wed., Dec. 1, 2:30-4:45 p.m. (51) Thur., Dec. 2, 9:30-11:45 a.m. (52)

** Guest registration fee applies to spouses and significant others only.

*** People eligible for ACWA advantage pricing include: any ACWA member organization’s officers/directors; any employee on an ACWA public agency member,

affiliate or associate organization’s payroll; any individual or honorary life member; any ACWA board member whose fee is paid for by a member agency; any

state or federal administrative or legislative personnel in elective, appointive or staffing positions; staff of ACWA/JPIA, Water Education Foundation, or California

Water Awareness Campaign.

Make checks payable to ACWA, and send to: ACWA, P.O. Box 2408, Sacramento, CA 95812-2408 or FAX to (916) 325-2316.

If you mail this form, please do not also fax to avoid duplicate registration.

Questions Contact ACWA at (916) 441-4545, toll free (888) 666-2292, or e-mail:

910 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814-3577


ACWA’s 2010 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Vision for

the Future

Indian Wells • November 30-December 3, 2010

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa & Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa

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