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

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

Hello!I would like to cordially invite you to attend ACWA’s 2010 Conference &Exhibition, “A Century of Leadership,” scheduled for May 4-7 in Monterey.The year 2010 marks a major milestone in ACWA’s history. Throughout the entireyear, ACWA will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The spring conferencewill showcase ACWA’s important contributions in helping to shape laws, policyand regulations that affect the state’s urban and agricultural water users. Theconference will feature keynote speakers who will take a look back and show thehistorical perspectives of politics and policy over the last 100 years.Additionally, there will be programs and discussions about the Safe, Clean andReliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010, water transfers, water quality, Deltasustainability, conservation and groundwater issues, and desalination.Programs specifically aimed at legal, finance, human resources, and watertreatment and distribution professionals will be available, along with opportunitiesfor directors to receive their ethics training.The conference will be held at the Portola and Marriott Hotels and ConferenceCenter in downtown Monterey, just steps from the scenic Old Fisherman’s Wharf.This is your chance to network and meet up with friends and colleagues at thereceptions and special events being held. I look forward to seeing all of you.See you in Monterey!Paul L. KelleyACWA President2


ACWA would like to thankthe following sponsorsof the 2010 SpringConference & ExhibitionAECOMAlliant Insurance Services, Inc.Anthem Blue CrossBartle Wells AssociatesBest Best & Krieger LLPBlack & Veatch CorporationByron Bethany Irrigation DistrictCalifornia Water PACCDMCH2M HillThe Covello Group, Inc.HDRHelix Water DistrictHTI (Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.)Krieger & Stewart Incorporated,Consulting EngineersKronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard,A Law CorporationLas Virgenes Municipal Water DistrictLayne Christensen CompanyMBK EngineersMid-Peninsula Water DistrictMojave Water AgencyMWH Americas, Inc.Oakdale Irrigation DistrictPsomasRancho California Water DistrictRMC Water and EnvironmentSanta Clara Valley Water DistrictSanta Margarita Water DistrictSonoma County Water AgencySouthern California Gas CompanyTurlock Irrigation DistrictUnited Water Conservation DistrictValley Center Water DistrictWest Yost AssociatesWestern Municipal Water DistrictWilldanwww.acwa.comWinzler & Kelly Consulting EngineersMany 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: 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. See page 6 for more information.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.3


PLEASENOTE:There are also manyother conferenceprograms beingplanned at this time.They include: Meal functionkeynote speakers onCalifornia waterpolicy and politics Region Forumsfocusing ondesalination andsustainability Two StatewideIssue Forums onDelta governanceand water storage Commissioner ’sForum A Town Hallmeeting A Water Debate onthe pros and consof the water bond Energy programsThese 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 - FisheryRestoration 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.Monterey 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.4 ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition News, February 2010


These programs may count aselectives towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program for HR professionals.Top 10 Ways to Avoid Disability Discrimination Claims and ImproveInteractive Process ComplianceWednesday, May 5, 201010-11:50 a.m.CPAs may receive continuingeducation credits byattending these programs.Accounting and Finance forWater ManagersThis program will review budgetissues, GASB 45, and an overviewof accounting principles.Post Retirement BenefitsRetirement professionals will discussthis “tool-kit” for retirementplanning, along with OPEB issuesand possibly CalPERS issues.The Mechanics of Multi-YearRate IncreasesThis program will feature revenueplanning and protection, pitfallsfor wholesalers, and an economicupdate.A legal, yet practical overview of the current status of federal andstate law regarding employer obligations to engage in the interactiveprocess when employees are determined to be disabled; appropriatereasonable accommodations; an update on recent court decisions;the overlap between disability issues and workers’ compensationclaims. This program’s objective is to assist general managers, humanresource professionals and supervisors to legally navigate the pitfallsof federal and state laws regarding disabled employees, interactiveprocess discussions, reasonable accommodations and the overlapwith workers’ compensation claims. The audience will be providedwith handouts which will provide guidance and tips for educatingsupervisors to spot employees who may require accommodations andavoid potential liability.A Recipe for SafetyWednesday, May 5, 20102:15-3:45 p.m.This session will use a practical approach to look at the serious topicof safety. Experts will discuss management’s role in establishing andsupporting: Expectations and goal setting Written programs and policies Safe practices and procedures Training systems Inspection and observation procedures Incident investigation and corrective actionsIssues covered will include the Injury and Illness Prevention Program,CalOSHA’s inspection, citation procedures and voluntary recognitionprograms.www.acwa.com5


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 Manager6The following programs have been accepted forCalifornia Department of Public Health watertreatment/distribution contact hours.Rising to the Surface: GroundwaterElevation Monitoring (SBx7 6)Wednesday, May 5, 20102:15-3:45 p.m.(1 contact hour)SBx7 6 has been signed into law.Every basin in California must bemonitored for elevation by 2012 inan effort to demonstrate seasonaland long-term trends in the basin/subbasin(s). According to thestatute, the monitoring program willhelp better manage groundwaterresources during both normal wateryears and drought conditions.So, what does it really mean forwater agencies? Representativesfrom the California Departmentof Water Resources and seasonedgroundwater agency experts willdiscuss the implementation ofthe legislation and how it willaffect future local and sustainablegroundwater management.…But Can You Drink It?Thursday, May 6, 201010-11:50 a.m.(2 contact hours)Much well-deserved attention hasbeen paid to the crisis facing ourstate’s water supply infrastructure.But what happens when the waterfinally comes out of the faucet?Veterans of safe drinking waterlaws and regulations will talk aboutCalifornia’s long road and leadershipsince the passage of the Safe, Cleanand Reliable Drinking Water SupplyAct of 2010 and what agencies aredoing now to further safeguard thestate’s water supply. Is there morethat can be done, and how canagencies effectively communicatetheir water quality protection effortsto the public?Additional water trends programs on conservationand water transfers are being developed at this time.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 Party,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, thisclassic California-style beach party will havesomething for everyone to enjoy. You willbe able to wander freely from the sand andbonfires into the beach house overlookingthe beach. Tiki torches, palm trees and beachchairs will be set up on the beach where youand your friends can enjoy a variety of games,the best light show on the Monterey Peninsulaand dancing to the music of Kelley and theBeachcombers!DANCING!FUN!!www.acwa.com7


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 - SC10-1ENTDATEFill 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.

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