Monterey • May 4-7, 2010 ACWA's Spring Conference & Exhibition

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Monterey • May 4-7, 2010 ACWA's Spring Conference & Exhibition

Will the Voters Go for a Water Bond in 2010?Thursday, May 6, 20102:15-3:45 p.m.In November, California voters will decide on an $11.14 billionwater bond. Will they approve the measure as a critical step inresolving California’s water crisis? Or, is it just too much moneyduring a down economy for a flawed solution? Come hearproponents and opponents debate the most important ballotmeasure on water in the last half century.Moderator:Sunne Wright McPeakPresident & CEOCalifornia Emerging Technology FundWednesday BreakfastMay 5, 20108-9:45 a.m.National Geographic Magazineis devoting an entire issue towater in April 2010. Two yearsin the making, the blockbusterissue is only the sixthsingle-topic issue NationalGeographic has produced inthe past 25 years. A top editorshares insight and images fromthis massive project.All conference programsare subject to change.Panelists:Joseph L. CavesPartnerConservation Strategy GroupJim MetropulosSenior AdvocateSierra ClubDave PugliaVice President StateGovernmentWestern GrowersAssociationwww.acwa.com3


ACWA would like to thank thefollowing sponsors of the 2010Spring Conference & ExhibitionAECOMAlliant Insurance Services, Inc.Anthem Blue CrossBartle Wells AssociatesBest Best & Krieger LLPBlack & Veatch CorporationByron Bethany Irrigation DistrictCalifornia Water PACCDMCH2M HillThe Covello Group, Inc.Eastern Municipal Water DistrictEl Dorado Irrigation DistrictHDRHelix Water DistrictHTI (Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.)Krieger & Stewart Incorporated,Consulting EngineersKronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard,A Law CorporationLas Virgenes Municipal Water DistrictLayne Christensen CompanyMBK EngineersMWH Americas, Inc.Mid-Peninsula Water DistrictMojave Water AgencyNossaman LLPOakdale Irrigation DistrictPsomasRancho California Water DistrictRBF ConsultingRMC Water and EnvironmentSanta Clara Valley Water DistrictSanta Margarita Water DistrictSonoma County Water AgencySouthern California Gas CompanyTruePoint SolutionsTurlock Irrigation DistrictUnited Water Conservation DistrictValley Center Water DistrictWest Yost AssociatesWestern Municipal Water DistrictDesalination: Another Tool in the Tool BoxWednesday, May 5, 201010-11:50 a.m.Hosted by Region 5Panelists will discuss the history; the potential benefits; the possiblerisks of seawater desalination and desalinated brackish water. Hasdrought, climate change, rising water costs and threats to wildlifeincreased the stakes? The forum will also focus on the economic,cultural, and environmental costs of wide commercialization.Regional Cooperation for SustainabilityThursday, May 6, 201010-11:50 a.m.Hosted by Region 4How Do We Survive 2010,Let Alone the Next Decade?Wednesday, May 5, 201010-11:50 a.m.The recently passed comprehensivewater legislation could giveus a place to land, but not forover a decade. Meanwhile, watermanagers face the risk of ongoingdrought and environmentalregulations that are resultingin drought-like water allocationseven during wetter years. Agriculturaland urban leaders sharetheir views on what we can doto stay afloat until a long-termsolution is implemented.Not Your GrandparentsStorage ProjectThursday, May 6, 201010-11:50 a.m.If passed by the voters, theNovember 2010 water bondprovides $3 billion to helppay for new storage projects.How will storage strategieschange in the 21st centuryto meet the co-equal goals?Come hear experts associatedwith projects around the stateshare their views on what willmake a project successful incompeting for funds.Willdan4ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition News, March 2010Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers


Exhibits Founding AgenciesRecognition Champagne ToastDuring WelcomeReceptionSponsored by HDR Thursday Night Dinner ACWA/CaliforniaWater History VideoTuesday, May 4, 2010Noon-2 p.m.New to ACWA? Come to theACWA 101 luncheon andlearn what the Associationhas to offer you. ACWA staffwill discuss the ways youcan become better involvedwith ACWA and how toget the most out of yourmembership.All conference programsare subject to change.These programs are approved by the State Bar ofCalifornia for attorneys to receive general MCLE credits.UWMP Plan Updates thatImplement SB 7Wednesday, May 5, 201010-11:50 a.m.(1.75 hours of general MCLE credit)Panelists will discuss SB 7’s detailedwater conservation mandatesand new statutory requirements,which combine with increasinguncertainty about long-term watersupply reliability (due to drought,environmental regulation, climatechange, and other factors) and theincreasing threat of litigation tomake the next round of Urban WaterManagement Plan (UWMP) updatesmore demanding than many publicwater suppliers expected.Settling the Klamath - BasinRestoration by AgreementWednesday, May 5, 20102:15-3:45 p.m.(1.5 hours of general MCLE credit)The panelists will provide insightsinto the development of basinwiderestoration agreements amongdiverse stakeholders and interestgroups.www.acwa.comMonterey Peninsula Water Supply –A Possible Case Study for CaliforniaThursday, May 6, 201010-11:50 a.m.(1.75 hours of general MCLE credit)The panelists will explore the watersupply issues facing the MontereyPeninsula and consider whetherlessons learned on the Peninsulacan help other areas of California,particularly within the Bay-Delta.Social Networking or Notworking?Thursday, May 6, 20102:15-3:45 p.m.(1.5 hours of general MCLE credit)The panelists will discuss how socialmedia and networking fits into theworkplace, the problems it createsin terms of IT security and risk, wageand hour matters, and the publishingof private information and howemployers may or may not use whatthey know about an employee’sprivate life. The panel will alsodiscuss the development of policiesand creating a generationallyunbiased work environment.5


Sexual HarassmentPrevention for BoardMembers & Managers(AB 1825)Tuesday, May 4, 20101:30-3:30 p.m.Presenters:Nancy StangelJPIA’s Director of AdministrationDick DamonJPIA’s Liability/PropertyClaims ManagerMany of ACWA’s program sessions qualify for credit forprofessional career development. This conference will offercontinuing education credit to Certified Public Accountants,attorneys and legal professionals, human resourceadministrators, and water treatment and distribution operators.There will also be three opportunities to receive water agencyofficial ethics training. Public officials in office must receivethis training every two years (24 months). Ethics training willbe available on:8 Tuesday, May 4, 2-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2:15-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 9:45 a.m.-NoonBoard members and managers can attend JPIA’s course onsexual harassment prevention training as mandated by AB1825. This course takes place Tuesday, May 4 from 1:30-3:30p.m.All programs offered during ACWA’s 2010 Spring Conference& Exhibition are valid for SDLF’s Special District AdministratorCertification Program. For information on the certificationprogram, please visit: www.sdlf.org.For more information about ACWA’s continuing educationprograms or ethics training, contact Lori Doucette at(916) 441-4545 or lorid@acwa.com.Have you ever thought what itwould be like to be the “accused”and the impact it would have onyour personal and professional life?This course revolves around an actualcase where the accused goesthrough the cycle of “chaos” thatdeveloped as a result of the accusationof sexual harassment.The course guides managementthrough the sexual harassment investigativeprocess. Other pointscovered by this course are understandingthe California and federalsexual harassment laws, recognizingearly signs of sexual harassment,maintaining open communicationin a respectful environment, andinvestigating and resolving sexualharassment complaints.By equipping management with theknowledge they need to preventand respond to harassment situations,the course helps to preventand eliminate sexual harassment inthe workplace.For more information, contactACWA/JPIA at (916) 535-7500.Human Relations professionals maycount these session hours as electivestowards JPIA’s Human Resources CertificationProgram (HRCP). All JPIA seminarsscheduled on Tuesday, May 4 areopen to ACWA conference attendees.


Thursday, May 6, 20106-10 p.m.BonfiresJoin your colleagues and friends at ACWA’sSpring Conference California Beach Partyand help celebrate ACWA’s 100-year history,Thursday, May 5, from 6-10 p.m. After a dayof meetings you will enjoy this unique diningexperience, which is just a short walk from theconference center to the beach near the wharf.Beach ShowWith bonfires, music and great food, this classicCalifornia-style beach party will have somethingfor everyone to enjoy. You will be able towander freely from the sand and bonfires intothe beach house overlooking the beach. Tikitorches, palm trees and beach chairs will be setup on the beach where you and your friendscan enjoy a variety of games, the best lightshow on the Monterey Peninsula and dancingto the music of Kelley and the Beachcombers!DANCING!FUN!!www.acwa.com9


May 3-7, 20107:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration8-9:15 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast9:45 a.m.-Noon Ethics Training10-11:50 a.m. Attorneys Program Energy Committee Program Exhibitor Technical Presentations Finance Program Region Forum hosted by Region 4 Statewide Issue Forum Water Trends Program11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Prize Drawing in the Exhibit Hall12:15-1:45 p.m. General Luncheon1:45-2:15 p.m. Dessert Break sponsored byKrieger & Stewart, Incorporated,Consulting Engineers2:15-3:45 p.m. Attorneys Program Commissioner’s Forum Exhibitor Technical Presentations Water Debate Water Trends Program4-4:30 p.m. “California’s Water” SeriesScreenings4-5 p.m. Region 1 Business Meeting Region 2 Business Meeting Region 3 Business Meeting Region 4 Business Meeting Region 5 Business Meeting6-10 p.m. No-Host Reception,Dinner and Entertainment8-9:30 a.m. Registration8:30-10 a.m. Hans Doe Forum Breakfastsponsored by AECOMAll conference programsare subject to change.Monday, May 31-6 p.m. Water Education FoundationBoard of DirectorsTuesday, May 48 a.m. ACWA/MWH GolfTournamentWednesday, May 54:30-7:30 p.m. Colorado River Board ofCaliforniaThursday, May 66:45-8:15 a.m. San Joaquin Valley AgriculturalWater Committeewww.acwa.com11


A welcome reception will be hosted in theexhibit hall on Tuesday, May 4, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.Enjoy an evening with vendorsfrom around the United States andabroad as they welcome ACWAconference attendees to another greatconference.In celebration of ACWA’s centennialanniversary, there will be a specialchampagne toast sponsored by HDR.The ACWA Exhibit Hall will be openagain on Wednesday, 8 a.m.-Noonand 1:30-5 p.m., and Thursday,7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.ACWA’s popular exhibit hall is opento all registered conference delegates.It will be located in the MontereyConference Center.Don’t miss this opportunity tomeet with vendors who mighthave the perfect solutions that yourorganization needs to meet thechallenges ahead.Several exhibitors are once againsponsoring a variety of refreshmentsfor your enjoyment in the exhibithall: Morning coffee serviceprovided by Alliant InsuranceServices, Inc.12 Dessert break sponsored byKrieger & Stewart Incorporated,Consulting EngineersWhen you visit an ACWA trade show,you can expect to make connectionswith the following types of businesses: Accountants Attorneys/Law Firms Banks/Financial Advisors/Investment Bankers Computer Service Companies Construction, Design andPlanning Consultants Energy Consultants andSuppliers Engineering Firms Environmental Consultants Government Organizations Insurance Brokers Lobby Groups Management Consultants Product Dealers/Distributors/Manufacturers Public Relations Consultants And more!Exhibit HallFeaturesTUESDAY, MAY 45-6:30 p.m.Welcome ReceptionWEDNESDAY, MAY 58-9:30 a.m.Coffee service1:45-2:15 p.m.Ice cream breakCash & prize drawingsTHURSDAY, MAY 67:30-9 a.m.Coffee service11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Cash & prize drawings


PreregistrationDeadline: APRIL 2Hotel ReservationDeadline: APRIL 9Using this new online system will allow you to:Here’s how:www.acwa.com easily register online access your registration to print receiptsor confirmationsThe new online registration system alsoenables self check-in registration! Print out your confirmation email,including the bar code Bring your confirmation to the conference Visit the Self Check-in Kiosk in the registrationarea of the Monterey Conference Center Scan the bar code on your confirmation email Receive your name badge and conferencematerials!IT’S EASY!! Individuals must beregistered for theACWA conference inorder to receive hotelreservation information. Registrants will receivethe hotel reservationinformation via emailconfirmation. Hotel reservations willbe verified against theACWA conferenceregistration list. Any reservation madeoutside of this housingpolicy will be subject tothe hotels’ regular roomrate and availability.


CHANGES & CANCELLATIONSRegistrations can be changed or cancelled by emailing usat elliem@acwa.com. Cancellations must be received priorto April 2 in order to receive a refund, less a $50 handlingfee. Upon receipt of the cancellation, you will receive anemail confirming the cancellation. If you do not receive acancellation confirmation, please contact ACWA at (916)441-4545. Otherwise, you will be responsible for remainingmonies due. Cancellations after April 2 will not be refunded.WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ADVANTAGE PRICING?The following people are eligible for ACWA Advantagepricing: Any ACWA member organization’s officers/ directors. Anyemployee on an ACWA public agency member, affiliate orassociate organization’s payroll. Any ACWA board member whose fee is paid for by amember agency. Any state or federal administrative or legislative personnelin elective, appointive or staffing positions. Staff of ACWA/JPIA, Water Education Foundation andCalifornia Water Awareness Campaign. Any individual or honorary life member.If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partof ACWA, contact Lori Doucette at (916) 441-4545 or lorid@acwa.com.SAVE MONEY WITH A PACKAGE REGISTRATIONPackage registration is available to ACWA public agencyand individual members, affiliates and associates only. Bytaking advantage of this special deal, you will save $110 overregistering for each option separately. The same registrationand meal combination will cost you an additional $153 if youwait to purchase this on site. Package registration includesTuesday night’s opening reception, your registration fee for theentire conference, and one ticket to all meals (3 breakfasts,2 lunches and 1 dinner). The package is only available untilApril 2.REGISTRATION DEADLINEThe registration deadline is April 2. After that date, you mustregister on site. Registration may be paid with a check orcharged on your Visa or MasterCard.SUBSTITUTIONSSubstitutions from the same organization are accepted.Substitution requests should be submitted to elliem@acwa.com. Please notify ACWA of substitutions by April 2, 2010.After that date, they will need to be handled on site.REFUNDS & CREDITS Handling fee of $50 will be applied on all registrationrefunds and credit vouchers. No refunds given on spouse/companion registration fee. No cash registration fee refunds after March 26. Credit vouchers (less the $50 handling fee) will be issuedMarch 27 - April 2. Meals will be refunded until 4:30 p.m., April 2. There will be no refund transactions made during theconference. NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 2.NAME BADGESName badges must be worn to attend all conference events.Badges may be checked at the doors. Information forthe badges will be taken directly from online registrationsubmissions and conference preregistration forms. Therefore,it is vital that complete, accurate and legible information besubmitted. Deadline for registration is April 2. Badges will beavailable only for those who register for the conference.Name badges sponsored byBartle Wells AssociatesNote: If you have a disability that may requireaccommodation to assure your full participation, pleasecontact Ellie Meek of the ACWA staff to discuss your needs.ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESSRegister today using the new online registration process at: www.acwa.com.If you have questions, please contact ACWA’s Meetings & Membership Dept. at (916) 441-4545.


ACWA’s 2010 Spring Conference & Exhibition PreregistrationConference Center, Portola & Marriott Hotels, Monterey May 4-7, 2010ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE: WWW.ACWA.COMPREREGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 2, 2010.Those received after April 2 will be returned, regardless of postmark. Deadline to cancel and receiverefund voucher is April 2. There is a $50 handling fee on all cancellations prior to this date.OFFICE USE ONLY - SC10-2ENTDATEFill 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 InformationPlease 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-mailaddress here and a copy of the confirmation email will be sent to you.Please print clearly.Signature:Preregistration PACKAGE – For ACWA public agency members, affiliates & associates only(Includes registration & all meals. Does not include guest registration.) Not available on-site (20) . . . . . $625$PreregistrationOn SiteAmountConference Registration (21) (Meals not included)Advantage* . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Standard . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guest (Non-refundable) (22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$465$695$35($490)($720)($45)$$$2-Day Conference Registration Preregistration On Site Amount(Meals not included) (Advantage) (Standard) (Advantage) (Standard)Tues., May 4/Wed., May 5 (23) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 $375 $275 $400 $Thurs., May 6/Fri., May 7 (24) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 $375 $275 $400 $MEAL FUNCTIONSQuantityPreregistrationOn SiteAmountWednesday, May 5Opening Breakfast (30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Luncheon (31) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40$45($42)($47)$$Thursday, May 6Networking Continental Breakfast (35) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Luncheon (32) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dinner (33) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25$45$75($30)($47)($80)$$$Friday, May 7Hans Doe Forum Breakfast, sponsored by AECOM (34) . . . . . . . . .$40($42)$Ethics Training Registration (Choose ONE - No additional fee required if registered for conference.) TOTAL $Tues., May 4, 2-4:15 p.m. (50) Wed., May 5, 2:15-4:30 p.m. (51) Thur., May 6, 9:45 a.m.-Noon (52)* People eligible for ACWA advantage pricing include: any ACWA member organization’s officers/directors; any employee on an ACWA public agency member, affiliateor 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 orfederal administrative or legislative personnel in elective, appointive or staffing positions; staff of ACWA/JPIA, Water Education Foundation, or California WaterAwareness 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: events@acwa.com.


910 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814-3577ACWA’s Spring Conference & ExhibitionMonterey May 4-7, 2010Conference Center, Portola & Marriott Hotels

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