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ACWA 2013 SpringConference &ExhibitionRethinkingCaliforniaW terMay7-102013Associationof CaliforniaWater AgenciesSince 1910Leadership • AdvocacyInformation • ServiceSacramentoConvention Center andSurrounding Hotels


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ACWA 2013 SpringConference & ExhibitionthinkingCaliforniaReW terMay 7-10, 2013 Sacramento2GENERALINFORMATION3 SPONSORS5 Board of Directors8 AwardsCONFERENCE AGENDAAT-A-GLANCE FOLD OUTS11 Monday13 Tuesday19 Wednesday41 Thursday59 Friday61 OTHER EVENTS62 Exhibitors92 upcoming EVENTSFBhotel & coNventioncenter MapsFound in Inside Front Cover.exhibit hall MapFound in Inside Back Cover.1


General InformationAttendee RegistrationConference attendee registration is in the West Lobby ofthe Sacramento Convention Center.Registration hours are:Tuesday ........................ 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Wednesday. .................... 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.Thursday ....................... 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.Friday* ......................... 8 – 9:30 a.m.* Friday registration located in the Regency Ballroom Foyerof the Hyatt Regency SacramentoYou must be registered to attend conference events.Security will be checking name badges. If you are notwearing your badge, you will be asked to return to theACWA registration desk. All events, including committeesessions, are open to all conference registrants.Exhibitor RegistrationExhibitor registration is located separately in the WestLobby of the Sacramento Convention Center.Tuesday ........................ 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Wednesday. .................... 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.Thursday ....................... 8 a.m. – Noon2


Exclusive PartnerACWA/JPIASponsor of ACWA’s Hans Doe Past Presidents’ Breakfast inPartnership with ACWA/JPIA on FridaySpring Conference SponsorsACWA would like to extend our special thanks all of ourgenerous conference sponsors.SponsorsAECOMCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallAnthem Blue CrossCosponsor of conferenceprintingBartle Wells AssociatesSponsor of name badgeholders and cosponsor ofconference printingBlack & VeatchSponsor of Excellence inWater Leadership Award andconference cosponsorBrown and CaldwellCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallCalifornia Bank & TrustCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallCalWater PACCosponsor of conferenceprintingCardno ENTRIXCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallCarollo Engineers, Inc.Cosponsor of Wednesdayopening breakfast,Wednesday luncheon,Thursday luncheonCDM SmithSponsor of the tote bagsCH2MHILLSponsor of the Clair A. HillWater Agency Award forExcellence, Wednesdayreception and cosponsor ofconference printingContractor Compliance &Monitoring, Inc.Cosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallCucamong ValleyWater DistrictConference sponsorDudekCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallECORP Consulting, Inc.Cosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallEl Dorado IrrigationDistrictCosponsor of conferenceprintingElsinore Valley MunicipalWater DistrictCosponsor of the WednesdayluncheonHarris & AssociatesCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallSponsors3


SponsorsHDRConference sponsorKrieger & Stewart,Incorporated, ConsultingEngineersSponsor of ice cream breaksKronick, Moskovitz,Tiedemann & GirardCosponsor of conferenceprintingLayne ChristensenCompanyCosponsor of WednesdayluncheonLincoln Financial AdvisorsCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallLockwood, Andrews &Newnam, Inc.Cosponsor of ThursdayluncheonMetropolitan WaterDistrict of SouthernCaliforniaConference sponsorMojave Water AgencyCosponsor of Wednesdayopening breakfastMWHSponsor of the conference golftournamentNossaman LLPConference sponsorPacific Gas & ElectricCompanyCosponsor of conferenceprintingPARSConference sponsorPsomasSponsor of conference namebadge lanyardsQuad KnopfConference sponsorRMC Water andEnvironmentCosponsor of conferenceprintingSanta Clara Valley WaterDistrictCosponsor of conferenceprinting and Wednesdayopening breakfastSouthern CaliforniaEdisonCosponsor of Thursdaydinner and the New WaterProfessionals ReceptionThree Valleys MunicipalWater DistrictConference sponsorURS CorporationCosponsor of ThursdayNetworking BreakfastVallecitos Water DistrictConference sponsorWells CapitalManagementCosponsor of WelcomeReception in the exhibit hallWest Yost AssociatesSponsor of the notebooksWestern Municipal WaterDistrictConference sponsorWilliam Blair & Company,LLCCosponsor of conferenceprinting4


OfficersRandy A. Record, PresidentJohn A. Coleman, Vice PresidentTimothy H. Quinn, Executive DirectorRegion RepresentativesRegion 1Aldaron Laird, ChairJennifer Burke, Vice ChairRegion 2Eric Larrabee, ChairWalter Cotter, Vice ChairRegion 3Robert T. Dean, ChairBill George, Vice ChairRegion 4Robert Roscoe, ChairMike Hardesty, Vice ChairRegion 5David T. Hodgin, ChairDick Quigley, Vice ChairRegion 6William Diedrich, ChairDavid Orth, Vice ChairBoard of DirectorsRegion 7J. Paul Hendrix, ChairWilliam A. Taube, Vice ChairRegion 8Gail L. Pringle, ChairStephen L. Cole, Vice ChairRegion 9Craig A. Ewing, ChairJohn V. Rossi, Vice ChairRegion 10DeAna Verbeke, ChairPeer A. Swan, Vice Chair5


Standing Committee ChairsLinda Ackerman, Federal AffairsGary T. Arant, CommunicationsMarion V. Ashley, Local GovernmentPaul M. Bartkiewicz, State LegislativeThaddeus Bettner, Water ManagementMartha Davis, Energy CommitteeSandy Denn, Membership CommitteeShauna Lorance, Personnel & BenefitsPankaj Parekh, Water QualityJoseph Parker, FinanceScott L. Shapiro, Legal AffairsGreg Zlotnick, Groundwater CommitteeOthersThomas A. Cuquet, ACWA/JPIAVice PresidentBoard of DirectorsCouncil of Past PresidentsJames H. Blake, 2000-2001Bette J. Boatmun, 2002-2003Randy Fiorini, 2006-2007Jerry Gladbach, 2004-2005Gene C. Harris, 1998-1999Paul L. Kelley, 2010-2011John E. Kidd, 1978-1979Glen D. Peterson, 2008-2009Executive Committee MembersJohn A. ColemanRobert T. DeanPaul L. KelleyJoseph ParkerRandy A. RecordPeer A. SwanGreg ZlotnickImmediate Past PresidentPaul L. Kelley6


Past PresidentsW. A. Patterson, Oakdale............................................. 1910-1913Peter Schulp, Dinuba.................................................... 1914-1917C. E. Steinegul, Escalon................................................ 1918-1920S. A. Hultman, Turlock.................................................. 1921-1922William Durbrow, Willows.......................................... 1923-1932A. B. Tarpey, Fresno....................................................... 1933-1934E. L. Daniells, Lindsay.................................................... 1935-1936William P. Boone, Sr., Dinuba..................................... 1937-1938Evan T. Hewes, El Centro............................................. 1939-1940D. K. Barnell, Merced..................................................... 1941-1942Milton L. Kidd, Modesto.............................................. 1943-1948G. K. Anderson, Byron.................................................. 1949-1950Philip A. Gordon, Fresno............................................. 1951-1952Abner M. Crowell, Turlock........................................... 1953-1954Glen R. Harris, Richvale................................................ 1955-1956Elmer B. Wood, Atwater............................................... 1957-1958Kirby W. Hansen, Fresno.............................................. 1959-1960Hans H. Doe, Vista.......................................................... 1961-1964Mathew Fiscalini, Modesto........................................ 1965-1966Anton Simonich, Tulare............................................... 1967-1968Ralph Nissen, Carmichael........................................... 1969-1971Harry Griffen, Lemon Grove....................................... 1972-1973Lyle W. Martin, Kingsburg........................................... 1974-1975Howard H. Hawkins, Covina....................................... 1976-1977John E. Kidd, Modesto................................................. 1978-1979Nat L. Eggert, El Cajon................................................. 1980-1981Garvin H. White, Fresno............................................... 1982-1983Raymond R. Rummonds, Indio................................. 1984-1985Rex Pursell, Lindsay....................................................... 1986-1987Lois B. Krieger, Riverside............................................. 1988-1989Loren Voth, Fresno........................................................ 1990-1991Kenneth H. Witt, Brea................................................... 1992-1993Phillip N. Short, Hughson........................................... 1994-1995Chester Gilbert, Moreno Valley................................. 1996-1997Gene C. Harris, Richvale............................................... 1998-1999James H. Blake, Fullerton............................................ 2000-2001Bette J. Boatmun, Concord........................................ 2002-2003E.G. “Jerry” Gladbach, Valencia ...................................... 2004-2005Randy Fiorini, Turlock................................................... 2006-2007Glen D. Peterson, Agoura Hills.................................. 2008-2009Paul L. Kelley, Santa Rosa............................................ 2010-2011Board of Directors7


2013 FinalistsCity of StocktonMunicipal Utilities DepartmentDelta Water Supply ProjectContra Costa Water DistrictExpansion of Los Vaqueros ReservoirMesa Water DistrictMesa Water Reliability FacilityImprovements ProjectMojave Water Agency“Cash for Grass” programRiverside County Flood Control &Water Conservation DistrictLow Impact Development Testingand Demonstration FacilityWalnut Valley Water DistrictParker Canyon Recycled Water ReservoirThe winner will be announced during theluncheon program on Thursday, May 9.AwardsView displays from Clair A. Hill Award finalistsin the Exhibit Hall (Tables A –F)8


Excellence in WaterLeadership Award -- Buildinga World of Difference ®Sponsored byBlack & Veatch Corporation2013 RecipientsJohn RossiWestern MWDMarsi SteirerCity of San DiegoThe awards will be presented during theluncheon program on Wednesday, May 8.Awards9


CleanerEnergyGreenerPlanetPG&E delivers some of thenation’s cleanest electric power,invests in renewables, andsupports our customers throughenergy-efficiency programs.We are proud tosponsor Association OfCalifornia Water Agencies.Together, we can preserve,protect and sustain ourenvironment and communities.“PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. ©2011 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.10


RethinkingCaliforniaW terSchedule At-A-GlanceTuesday & Wednesdaytuesday, may 7, 2013TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ACWA Registration West Lobby Convention Center8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ACWA/JPIA Seminar I: “Unleashing the Points of Power to Magnolia & Camellia SheratonKeep Your Organization Healthy”10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Water Quality Committee Room 202 Convention Center10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Water Management Committee Room 203 Convention Center10:15 AM – 12:00 PM ACWA/JPIA Seminar II: “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth Magnolia & Camellia Sheratona Pound of Cure: How JPIA Contributes to Your Agency’sHealth”11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Outreach Task Force Regency E Hyatt12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Committee Lunch Break Regency B & C Hyatt12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon: “ACWA 101” Trinity Hyatt1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Finance Committee Big Sur A & B Hyatt1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Groundwater Committee Room 202 Convention Center1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Scholarship Subcommittee Sequoia Boardroom Hyatt1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ACWA/JPIA Seminar III: “Affordable Care Act: Let JPIA Magnolia & Camellia SheratonHelp With a Remedy”1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Energy Committee Regency F Hyatt2:00 PM – 4:00 PM SDLF Special District Administrator Certification Test Royal Sheraton2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ACWA/JPIA: Sexual Harassment Prevention for Board GardeniaSheratonMembers & Managers (AB 1825)3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Communications Committee Regency E Hyatt3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Federal Affairs Committee Room 204 Convention Center3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Personnel & Benefits Committee Big Sur A & B Hyatt3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Membership Committee Tahoe Hyatt5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention CenterWEDNESday, may 8, 2013TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION7:30 AM – 5:00 PM ACWA Registration West Lobby Convention Center8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Opening Breakfast Grand Nave Ballroom Sheraton8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (except Noon-1:30p) Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Attorneys Program: “State Water Resources Control Board Room 203Convention CenterReview of the Water Quality Plan”10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Communications Committee Program: “Messaging a Regency CHyattSuccessful Recycled Water Program”10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (Dudek): “Environmentaland Regulatory Considerations in Developing SeawaterDesalination in CaliforniaRoom 103Convention CenterWednesday schedule continued on reverse.


WEDNESday, may 8, 2013 (continued)TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (California Departmentof Water Resources): BDCP Proposed Facilities and BenefitsRoom 104/105Convention Center10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Finance Program: “Rethinking Power and Water” Regency B Hyatt10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Human Resources Program: “Diving in the Deep End: Golden State A & B HyattEffective Management of Employees With Disabilities”10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Region 9 Issue Forum: “Energy Independence...ARegency AHyattParadigm Shift from Grandma’s Guidance”10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Statewide Issue Forum: “Water Storage: New Strategies Room 202Convention Centerfor a New Era”10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Water Industry Trends Program: “Water Conservation Room 204Convention CenterRate Structures and BMP 1.4”10:00 AM – 11:45 AM “Ask the ACWA Experts” in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Prize Drawings in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center11:45 AM – 1:15 PM General Luncheon Grand Nave Ballroom Sheraton1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Attorneys Program: “A Case Study: A Public-Private Room 203Convention CenterPartnership for Water and Wastewater Facilities”1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (Pumping Efficiency Room 103Convention CenterTesting Services): “Utility Pump Efficiency Programs,Pump Testing, and Incentives”1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Finance Program: “Innovative Public-Private Financing for Regency BHyattNapa County”1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Water Industry Trends Program: “Recycled Water: Room 204Convention CenterPromising Developments on the Legislative and PolicyFronts”1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Regions 6 & 7 Program: “Perspectives on Integrated Regency AHyattRegional Water Management in the San Joaquin Valley”2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Attorneys Program: “Constitutional Limits onRoom 203Convention CenterGovernment Regulation of Water Rights”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM “Meet Your ACWA Leaders” in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Human Resources Program: “Conducting an Employee Golden State A & B HyattInvestigation”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Water Industry Trends Program: “ImprovingRoom 204Convention CenterManagement of California’s Headwaters”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (Badger Meter): Room 104/105 Convention Center“Ten Things to Consider When Writing an AMI RFP”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Energy Committee Program: “How to Use EnergyRegency CHyattManagement Plans to Lower Your Operating Costs”4:15 PM – 6:15 PM Legal Affairs Committee Room 315 Convention Center4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Regions 6 & 7 Tofanelli Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 8 Falor Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 9 Bataglieri Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 10 Compagno Sheraton5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CH2MHILL Hosted Reception Esquire Grill 1213 K Street,Sacramento


RethinkingCaliforniaW terSchedule At-A-GlanceThursday & FridaythurSday, may 9, 2013TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION7:30 AM – 4:00 PM ACWA Registration West Lobby Convention Center7:45 AM – 9:15 AM Aquatic Species Roundtable Rooms 311/312 Convention Center8:00 AM – 9:30 AM “Ask the ACWA Experts” in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Local Government Committee Room 313 Convention Center8:00 AM – 12:15 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Networking Continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Attorneys Program: “Lessons From the Santa Maria Room 203Convention CenterGroundwater Adjudication”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Energy Committee Program: “Water Agency Demand Regency CHyattResponse - Critical to California and Your Bottom Line”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (UPC QuaggaRoom 103Convention CenterInspection Services): “Aquatic Nuisance Species andCompliant Recreation Practices”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (ContractorRoom 104/105 Convention CenterCompliance & Monitoring, Inc.): “Proposition 84, CMUand Prevailing Wage – What is REALLY going on!”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Finance Program: “Demographic Economic Analysis and Regency BHyattthe Psychology of Investing”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Human Resources Program: “How to Write Effective Job Golden State A & B HyattDescriptions”9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Region 3 Issue Forum: “Science and More Science” Regency A Hyatt9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Statewide Issue Forum: “BDCP - How Big is Big Enough?” Room 202 Convention Center9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Water Industry Trends Program: “Outside the Box: Room 204Convention CenterDrinking Water Solutions for Disadvantaged Communities”9:30 AM – 11:45 AM Ethics Training: “Conduct and Ethics Training for Water Room 314Convention CenterAgency Officials: A Primer on AB 1234”11:00 AM – 11:30 PM Prize Drawings in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall D & E Convention Center11:45 AM – 1:15 PM General Luncheon Grand Nave Ballroom Sheraton1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall West Lobby Convention Center1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Water Industry Trends Program: “Water DistrictRoom 204Convention CenterConsolidation - Part I: Nuts and Bolts”1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (WSO): “Using the Room 103Convention CenterLatest Technologies in AMI and Cloud Computing toimplement a comprehensive Water Loss Control Program”1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Town Hall: “Changing the Water Bond for Success in 2014” Room 202 Convention Center1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Outreach 101: “The Importance of Grassroots Outreach” Room 203 Convention Center1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Region 10 Program: “Innovative Project Financing in the21st Century”Room 315Convention CenterThursday schedule continued on reverse.


thurSday, may 9, 2013 (continued)TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Human Resources Program: “Troubleshooting EmployeeHandbooks”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Water Industry Trends Program: “Water DistrictConsolidation - Part II: Case Studies”Golden State A & BRoom 204HyattConvention Center3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Technical Presentation (HomeServe USA): Room 104/105 Convention Center“Aging Infrastructure of the California Water Market- A Method to bridge the gap through a CustomerConservation and Education Program”3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Federal Issues Forum Room 314 Convention Center4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 1 Bondi Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 2 Beavis Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 3 Bataglieri Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 4 Tofanelli Sheraton4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Region 5 Compagno Sheraton6:00 PM – 7:00 PM New Water Professionals Reception Regency Ballroom HyattFoyer7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner: The Taste and Sound of Mexico Regency Ballroom Hyattfriday, may 10, 2013TIME SESSION ROOM LOCATION8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ACWA Registration Regency Foyer Hyatt8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ACWA’s Hans Doe Past Presidents’ Breakfast in Partnershipwith ACWA/JPIARegency A, B, C &CorridorHyatt


Monday, May 67:30 AM – 8:45 AMCamellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Risk Management CommitteeThe Risk Management Committee reviews and makesrecommendations on issues pertaining to the JPIA’srisk management practices. Issues include best practicerecommendations for the member agencies, safety alerts,emerging safety and risk issues, and promoting good riskmanagement practices at and with member agencies.The Committee is composed of representatives fromparticipating member agencies.Monday, May 69:00 AM – 10:15 AMCamellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Employee Benefits CommitteeThe Employee Benefits Program Committee reviews andmakes recommendations on issues pertaining to the JPIA’sEmployee Benefits Program. Issues can include pricing,types of coverages, program changes and enhancements.The Committee is composed of representatives fromparticipating member agencies.10:30 AM – 11:45 AMCamellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Executive CommitteeThe Executive Committee is made up of eight JPIABoard members and the ACWA Vice President. It is thisCommittee’s responsibility to review and direct thefunctions of the Authority to ensure the successfuloperation of its programs.1:15 PM – 2:30 PMGardenia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Town HallThis meeting gives members an opportunity to havean open dialog with the JPIA staff and the ExecutiveCommittee members.11


Monday, May 63:00 PM – 5:00 PMMagnolia & Camellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Board of DirectorsThe Board is made up from one representative of eachJPIA member’s board. The Board may review all acts of theExecutive Committee, and shall have the power to modifyand/or reverse any decision or action of the ExecutiveCommittee upon a majority vote of the voting Directorspresent at any Duly Constituted Board meeting.5:00 PM – 6:00 PMGrand Nave Foyer, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA ReceptionThis reception for JPIA members is hosted by Kronick,Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard; Alliant Insurance Services,Inc.; Law Office of Robert Gokoo; Meyers Fozi, LLP; Barber& Bauermeister; and Greenfield Hardy Law Firm.12


Tuesday, May 78:00 AM – 6:00 PMWest Lobby, Sacramento Convention CenterACWA Registration8:30 AM – 10:00 AMMagnolia & Camellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Seminar I: “Unleashing the Points ofPower to Keep Your Organization Healthy”Does everyone in your organization use the power theyhave to influence the outcomes you desire? Do YOU feelyou have the power to cure the “ills” in your organization?Well, you and everyone in your organization actuallyhave five Points of Power you can choose to use foraccomplishing these goals. You might be amazed at whatyou can achieve once you are aware of your personalPoints of Power and then use them to inspire and liberatethe power in others. Join us to learn more about each ofthese five Points of Power and how using them helps keepyour organization healthy and moving forward.Presenter:Hank ColesServant Leadership EnthusiologistWaste Connections, Inc.10:00 AM – 11:45 AMRoom 202, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Quality CommitteePankaj Parekh, ChairTuesday, May 7Business Meeting10:00 AM – 11:45 AMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Management CommitteeThaddeus L. Bettner, ChairBusiness Meeting13


10:15 AM – 12:00 PMMagnolia & Camellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Seminar II: “An Ounce of Preventionis Worth a Pound of Cure: How JPIA Contributes toYour Agency’s Health”One of JPIA’s goals is to assist agencies in the “prevention”of claims and incidents. But when things do happen, ourfocus becomes a quick and not-too-painful “cure.” Comelearn about all JPIA can do to keep your agency healthyon many levels, and you may possibly discover some“medicinal” procedures to improve the health of yourorganization that you were not aware of, and are just whatthe doctor ordered.11:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegency E, Hyatt Regency SacramentoOutreach Task ForceJoLynne Russo-Pereyra, ChairBusiness MeetingTuesday, May 712:00 PM – 2:00 PMRegency B & C, Hyatt Regency SacramentoCommittee Lunch Break12:00 PM – 2:00 PMTrinity, Hyatt Regency SacramentoLuncheon: “ACWA 101”New to ACWA? Come to the ACWA 101 luncheon andlearn what the Association has to offer you. ACWA staffwill discuss the ways you can become better involved withACWA and how to get the most out of your membership.Seating is limited.1:00 PM – 2:45 PMBig Sur A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoFinance CommitteeJoseph Parker, ChairBusiness Meeting14


1:00 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 202, Sacramento Convention CenterGroundwater CommitteeGreg Zlotnick, ChairBusiness Meeting1:00 PM – 2:45 PMSequoia Boardroom, Hyatt Regency SacramentoScholarship Subcommittee1:00 PM – 2:15 PMMagnolia & Camellia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA Seminar III: “Affordable Care Act: LetJPIA Help With a Remedy”Healthcare reform is still a very hot topic, and the JPIA,along with its broker, Tom Sher of Alliant InsuranceServices, is keen on keeping members up-to-datewith current information. The details of this legislationare evolving almost daily and at times can seemoverwhelming. Let us help with the remedy. Mr. Sher willprovide information specific to JPIA members that willidentify measures to help inoculate your agency againstfuture problems. Don’t miss this one, you are guaranteedto learn something new!Presenter:Tom SherFirst Vice President and PartnerAlliant Insurance Services, Inc.Tuesday, May 71:00 PM – 2:45 PMRegency F, Hyatt Regency SacramentoEnergy CommitteeMartha Davis, ChairBusiness Meeting2:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoyal, Sheraton GrandSDLF Special District AdministratorCertification Test15


2:30 PM – 4:30 PMGardenia, Sheraton GrandACWA/JPIA: Sexual Harassment Prevention forBoard Members & Managers (AB 1825)This course will take a “new look” at the issue of sexualharassment, particularly in light of new protected classes,technological advances, acceptable workplace behavior,and the age-old issue of respect for anyone associatedwith your district’s business. Other points covered bythis course are understanding the California and federalsexual harassment laws, recognizing early signs of sexualharassment, and maintaining open communication ina respectful environment. By equipping managementand the Board with the knowledge they need to preventand respond to harassment situations, this course helpsto prevent and eliminate sexual harassment in theworkplace.Tuesday, May 7In order to receive credit for this class, attendees mustarrive on time and attend the entire two-hour session.Human relations professionals may count these sessionhours as electives towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program (HRCP).3:00 PM – 4:45 PMRegency E, Hyatt Regency SacramentoCommunications CommitteeGary Arant, ChairBusiness Meeting and WorkshopIn addition to the regular business meeting, theCommunications Committee invites you to hear fromexperts about how to create engaging content for yourdistrict's Facebook page.Speakers:Siobhann MansourVice President / Media DirectorGlass AgencyBrantley PayneVice President / Creative DirectorGlass AgencyAmber WilliamsPresidentGlass Agency16


3:00 PM – 4:45 PMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterFederal Affairs CommitteeLinda Ackerman, ChairBusiness Meeting3:00 PM – 4:45 PMBig Sur A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoPersonnel & Benefits CommitteeShauna Lorance, ChairBusiness Meeting3:00 PM – 4:45 PMTahoe, Hyatt Regency SacramentoMembership CommitteeSandy Denn, ChairBusiness Meeting5:00 PM – 6:30 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterWelcome Reception in the Exhibit HallEnjoy a fun evening with vendors from around the UnitedStates as they welcome ACWA conference attendees.Tuesday, May 717


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Wednesday, May 87:30 AM – 5:00 PMWest Lobby,Sacramento Convention CenterACWA Registration8:00 AM – 9:45 AMGrand Nave Ballroom, Sheraton GrandOpening BreakfastWelcome Remarks:Kevin JohnsonMayorCity of SacramentoKeynote Speaker:Senator Darrell SteinbergPresident Pro TemporeCalifornia State SenateSenator Steinberg has earned a reputation for beingunafraid to confront seemingly intractable challenges.In 2009, he led a successful, bipartisan effort to pass a“momentous” water agreement which implementedlandmark improvements and investments in theSacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the heart of California'swater supply system, and enhanced water reliabilityfor all Californians. There are not many members leftwithin the legislature who participated in the originalnegotiations culminating in the successful passage of the2009 Water Package. Hear Senator Steinberg discuss histhoughts on the potential reopening of the water bondcurrently set for the November 2014 statewide ballot, thepolitical ramifications of the two-thirds majority threshold,and priorities for his last two years in the term-limitedlegislature.Breakfast cosponsored by:Carollo Engineers, Inc.Mojave Water AgencySanta Clara Valley Water DistrictTicket required for breakfast.Breakfast service ends at 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 819


Wednesday, May 88:30 AM – 5:00 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibit HallHall hours:Open – 8:30 - NoonClosed – Noon -1:30 p.m.Open – 1:30 – 5 p.m.10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterAttorneys Program: “State Water Resources ControlBoard Review of the Water Quality Plan”The panel will present a summary of the changes theState Water Resources Control Board is proposing tomake to the San Joaquin River and south Delta salinityobjectives. The impact and defensibility of these changeswill be discussed from the perspective of the San Joaquintributary irrigation district and reservoir operators, theU.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the environmentalorganizations, within the context of the dual goals andthe SWRCB's requirement to balance competing beneficialuses of water.Moderator:Valerie C. KincaidPartnerO'Laughlin & Paris LLPPanelists:Pablo ArroyaveDeputy Regional DirectorU.S. Bureau of ReclamationJohn HerrickGeneral CounselSouth Delta Water AgencyTim O'LaughlinPartnerO'Laughlin & Paris LLPRichard Roos-CollinsPrincipalWater & Power Law Group, PCJon D. RubinAttorneySan Luis & Delta-Mendota Water AuthorityThis program has been approved by the State Bar of California for attorneys toreceive 1.5 hours of general MCLE credit.20


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRegency C, Hyatt Regency SacramentoCommunications Committee Program:“Messaging a Successful Recycled Water Program”When it comes to building public acceptance, wordsmatter. For water agencies looking to add recycled waterto their supply portfolio, outreach is a must. Find out howthe right messaging can move the needle on customersupport and learn what some agencies are doing toadvance successful projects in their areas.Moderator:Michele McKinney UnderwoodCommunity Affairs ManagerWestern Municipal Water DistrictPanelists:Marty GrimesProgram Administrator, CommunicationsSanta Clara Valley Water DistrictMarsi SteirerDeputy Director, Long-Range Planningand Water ResourcesCity of San Diego Public Utilities DepartmentEleanor TorresDirector of Public AffairsOrange County Water DistrictWednesday, May 821


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRoom 103, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation: DudekEnvironmental and Regulatory Considerations in DevelopingSeawater Desalination in CaliforniaSeawater desalination is becoming an increasingly moreviable component of the overall water supply portfoliofor California. While technology for seawater desalinationis advancing, regulatory processing and environmentalissues have grown to become the greatest challengesin developing seawater desalination in California.This program explores the issues driving the complexregulatory framework that has subject some projects toextensive processing and permitting time frames, andsignificant additional costs.Presenter:Joe MonacoPrincipalDudek10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRoom 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation:California Department of Water ResourcesBDCP Proposed Facilities and BenefitsThis program will discuss the designed new infrastructurefor the BDCP, impact on in stream flows of the low flowscreens, the probable operations of the facility withregards to flow and water year designations, new forebayto be located by the existing Clifton Court Forebay toservice the new intake, tunnel spoils disposal, and dualconveyance during low species impact periods.Wednesday, May 8Presenters:Brian G. HeilandSupervising Engineer WRCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesNancy VogelAssistant to the Director, Public AffairsCalifornia Department of Water Resources22


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRegency B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoFinance Program: “Rethinking Power and Water”Hear from the leading experts who are deeply entrenchedin water and power issues. They will discuss in depthuniqueness of the private-public partnership, and therisk sharing regarding energy costs that put the PoseidonDesalination plant on the map, the San Diego Gas &Electric rate case, the future of solar tariffs and projects,and California energy regulation and its impact onelectricity prices.Moderator:Tom ScaglioneAssistant General ManagerVallecitos Water DistrictPanelists:Sophie Akins, Esq.PartnerBest Best & Krieger, LLPLon W. House, Ph.D.PresidentWater and Energy ConsultingDavid Moore, Ph.D.Co-Founder and Managing DirectorClean Energy CapitalCPAs may receive continuing education credits by attending this program.Wednesday, May 823


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMGolden State A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoHuman Resources Program: “Diving in the DeepEnd: Effective Management of Employees WithDisabilities”Disability issues present some of the most challengingissues employers face. Absenteeism, tardiness, emotionaloutbursts, and alcoholism often raise disability issues.Learn to navigate the intersection between disabilityleave, and discipline through this interactive workshop.This workshop will provide strategies for responding toan employee who identifies a disability in response toproposed disciplinary action, the interactive process andreasonable accommodations, and, when appropriate, howand when to separate a disabled employee, including thedisability retirement process.Presenter:Daphne AnneetPartnerBurke, Williams & Sorensen, LLPThis program session may also count as electives towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program for HR professionals.Wednesday, May 824


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRegency A, Hyatt Regency SacramentoRegion 9 Issue Forum: “Energy Independence...AParadigm Shift from Grandma's Guidance”The next generation of thinking is bringing new meaningto energy independence. You won't want to miss this livelypanel discussion to learn how ACWA agencies are takinggrandma's words of wisdom to the next level throughwind power, hydropower, and biofuel projects. You willalso learn from a government perspective, what is drivingincreasing renewable energy legislation and incentives.This stimulating forum will renew your energy, peak yourinterest, and generate new thinking.Panelists:Chris BerchManager of Planning & Environmental ComplianceInland Empire Utilities AgencyMartha DavisExecutive ManagerInland Empire Utilities AgencyThomas KieleyVice PresidentDesert Water AgencyAbby SchneiderSr. Federal Relations RepresentativeAssociation of California Water AgenciesWednesday, May 825


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRoom 202, Sacramento Convention CenterStatewide Issue Forum: “Water Storage: NewStrategies for a New Era”Storing water has always been important in California,but today’s strategies are different to meet differentchallenges. Find out what’s happening with proposedprojects and how 21st century storage figures into plansto meet the coequal goals.Moderator:Timothy QuinnExecutive DirectorAssociation of California Water AgenciesPanelists:Thaddeus L. BettnerGeneral ManagerGlenn-Colusa Irrigation DistrictJerry BrownGeneral ManagerContra Costa Water DistrictRandy FioriniVice ChairDelta Stewardship CouncilRon JacobsmaGeneral ManagerFriant Water AuthorityWednesday, May 826


10:00 AM – 11:30 AMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “WaterConservation Rate Structures and BMP 1.4”Water pricing policy and water conservation influenceson water agency rate-setting continue to be controversialtopics for California water agencies. Statewide, agenciesare faced with increasing demands to address changesin water use and costs of service, balance revenue needs,send effective customer water pricing signals, andunderstand the variety of new rate-setting models thatare now available. In 2007, the California Urban WaterConservation Council (Council) committed to review itswater pricing Best Management Practice 1.4 (formerlyBMP 11). This policy-development process initiatedin 2012, and continuing this year is expected to havesignificant influence on water rate-setting practicesfor both members of the Council, and all urban wateragencies.Moderator:Cindy PaulsonExecutive DirectorCalifornia Urban Water AgenciesPanelists:Chris BrownExecutive DirectorCalifornia Urban Water Conservation CouncilHeather CooleyCo-Director, Water ProgramPacific InstituteDavid ShankFinancial Planning ManagerSan Diego County Water AuthorityWalter WadlowGeneral ManagerAlameda County Water DistrictThis program session qualifies for 1.5 hours of CDPH operator certification credit.Wednesday, May 827


10:00 AM – 11:45 AMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterAsk the ACWA ExpertsBring your key policy and regulatory questions here. Thisis your opportunity to have some one-on-one time withstaff experts from ACWA's Government Relations Team.11:30 AM – 11:45 AMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterPrize Drawings in the Exhibit HallDon't miss your chance to win a conferenceregistration and two nights lodging at theheadquarters hotel for the 2013 Fall Conference &Exhibition scheduled for Dec. 3 – 6 in Los Angeles,or a cash prize donated by various exhibitors. Turnin your completed prize drawing card at the ACWAbooth in the Exhibit Hall. Conference delegate MUSTbe present to win! Registered guests of conferencedelegates are not eligible to win.Prizes won by a public official in this raffle do not constitute a "gift" underGovernment Code Section 82028. In completing Form 700, report prizewinnings as income on Schedule C.Wednesday, May 82811:45 AM – 1:15 PMGrand Nave Ballroom, Sheraton GrandGeneral LuncheonPresentation of the ACWA Excellence in Water Leadership Award“State Water Board – Leadership in Times of Multiple Priorities andCoequal Goals”The new chair of the State Water Resources Control Board,Felicia Marcus, will share her perspective on the balancingof competing uses of water in the Bay-Delta planningprocess, the multiple priority issues before the state board,and desired accomplishments for the board.Keynote Speaker:Felicia MarcusChairState Water Resources Control BoardLuncheon cosponsored by:Carollo Engineers, Inc.Elsinore Valley Municipal Water DistrictLockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.Ticket required for lunch.Luncheon service ends at 12:15 p.m.


1:30 PM – 2:30 PMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterAttorneys Program: “A Case Study: A Public-PrivatePartnership for Water and Wastewater Facilities”A discussion about the City of Rialto’s use of the P3financing act to finance, design, and construct necessaryinfrastructure improvements to its water and wastewaterfacilities and procure 30 years of operation of the waterand wastewater facilities through use of a Concessionstyle P3. Panelist will discuss the P3 InfrastructureImprovements Act, contract structures, financingstructures, obstacles that were overcome and lessonslearned.Moderator:Patrick T. MiyakiPartnerHanson BridgettPanelists:Neil V. CallahanVice PresidentSAICLisa Dal GalloPartnerHanson BridgettPeter LuchettiManaging PartnerTable Rock CapitalShilen PatelBusiness Development ManagerVeolia Water North AmericaThis program has been approved by the State Bar of California for attorneys toreceive 1.0 hours of general MCLE credit.Wednesday, May 829


1:30 PM – 2:30 PMRoom 103, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation:Pumping Efficiency Testing ServicesUtility Pump Efficiency Programs, Pump Testing, and IncentivesThis program will discuss the free or subsidized servicesoffered by the Power Utilities under their Pump EfficiencyPrograms. Panelists will give water agencies informationabout how to save money by improving their pumpingefficiency and the great potential for energy cost savingswith pumping systems.Presenters:Lon W. House, Ph.D.PresidentWater & Energy ConsultingNancy ComstockPump Efficiency Program ManagerSan Diego Gas & ElectricShahid ChaudhryCalifornia Energy CommissionRanjiv GoonetillekeSan Diego Gas & ElectricDana StrahanEI Dorado Irrigation DistrictWednesday, May 830


1:30 PM – 2:30 PMRegency B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoFinance Program: “Innovative Public-PrivateFinancing for Napa County”Using the private financing authorization in GovernmentCode 5956, a public-private partnership team issuccessfully delivering an $11 million water andwastewater project in Napa County, California. Thiscomplete project solution includes design, building,financing, and operation and maintenance of facilitiesthat are owned by Napa-Berryessa Resort ImprovementDistrict. The private team financed the design andenvironmental planning phases of the project and theconstruction is being funded by a 40-year low-interestloan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Come to thissession to learn of the challenges and successes of thisinnovative project approach. Could this be the way of thefuture?Moderator:Tom ScaglioneAssistant General ManagerVallecitos Water DistrictPanelists:Douglas R. Dove, P.E.PresidentBartle Wells AssociatesJosh McGarvaVice PresidentWestern Water ConstructorsPhillip Miller, P.E.Deputy Director of Public WorksNapa CountyRichard Ross, P.E.Project ManagerSummit EngineeringCPAs may receive continuing education credits by attending this program.Wednesday, May 831


1:30 PM – 2:30 PMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “Recycled Water:Promising Developments on the Legislative andPolicy Fronts”Fresh initiatives are gathering momentum on both thelegislative and policy fronts to advance the cause ofpotable uses of recycled water. This panel will survey thelandscape, identify promising developments, and presentsome case studies that should inspire renewed wateragency commitment to recycled water statewide.Moderator:Richard NagelGeneral ManagerWest Basin Municipal Water DistrictPanelists:Sean BothwellStaff AttorneyCalifornia Coastkeeper AllianceJim FiedlerChief Operating OfficerSanta Clara Valley Water DistrictDavid SmithManaging DirectorWateReuse CaliforniaThis program session qualifies for 1 hour of CDPH operator certification credit.Wednesday, May 832


1:30 PM – 2:30 PMRegency A, Hyatt Regency SacramentoRegions 6 & 7 Program: “Perspectives on IntegratedRegional Water Management in the San JoaquinValley”Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) isa collaborative effort among multiple agencies andstakeholders to arrive at mutually beneficial solutionsto manage regional water resources. If IRWM is to be afoundation of California water development, how do wekeep it sustainable? Should agencies prepare to fundprojects regionally without IRWM grants? This programwill outline the differing perspectives of IRWM throughoutthe San Joaquin Valley.Moderator:David OrthGeneral ManagerKings River Conservation DistrictVice Chair, ACWA Region 6Panelists:Gary BardiniDeputy Director of Integrated Water ManagementCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesGary SerratoGeneral ManagerFresno Irrigation DistrictWilliam A. TaubeWheeler-Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage DistrictChristopher WhiteGeneral ManagerCentral California Irrigation District2:30 PM – 2:50 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterDessert Break in Exhibit HallIce cream break sponsored by Krieger & Stewart,Incorporated, Consulting EngineersWednesday, May 833


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterAttorneys Program: “Constitutional Limits onGovernment Regulation of Water Rights”Panelists will discuss water rights in California in thecontext of Constitutional “taking” law. What are the exactsticks that comprise that particular bundle of rights? If,when, and how can they be taken by regulation? Is anyrestriction on the exercise of a water right necessarily aphysical taking? Does the regulatory “taking” analysis thatapplies to other regulation of real property meaningfullyapply in the water context?Moderator:Daniel S. HentschkeGeneral CounselSan Diego County Water AuthorityPanelists:David R. E. AladjemPartnerDowney BrandRyan S. BezerraPartnerBartkiewicz, Kronick & ShanahanClifford T. LeeDeputy Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney GeneralThis program has been approved by the State Bar of California for attorneys toreceive 1.0 hours of general MCLE credit.Wednesday, May 834


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention Center“Meet Your ACWA Leaders”Have you ever wanted a few minutes to chat with ACWA'sPresident, Vice President, Immediate Past President orExecutive Director? Here's your opportunity. ACWA'sleaders will be at the ACWA booth in the Exhibit Hallto meet you. Please stop by just to say hello or ask aquestion.3:00 PM – 4:00 PMGolden State A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoHuman Resources Program: “Conducting anEmployee Investigation”Few employers enjoy the prospect of conducting aworkplace investigation. They can be uncomfortable,contentious and sometimes decrease employeesproductivity. That said, allegations of workplacediscrimination or harassment cannot be ignored. Infact, a good investigation is fundamental to enforcingan employer's anti-harassment and anti-discriminationpolicies. This presentation will give you tips on how toconduct an effective workplace investigation.Presenter:Susan SchoenigPartnerBest Best & Krieger, LLPThis program session may count as electives towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program for HR professionals.Wednesday, May 835


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “ImprovingManagement of California's Headwaters”Managing California’s headwaters is integral to theoptimization of the water supplies that nature provides.On March 29, 2013, ACWA’s board of directors adoptedpolicy principles regarding how the management ofheadwaters can be improved. The principles note thatincreased coordination between state and federalresource management agencies and stakeholders iscritical as plans are made to improve the stewardshipof the headwaters. This panel will explore currentdevelopments in the area of headwaters managementand how agencies and stakeholders can coordinate andintegrate their efforts.Moderator:Bob DeanBoard MemberCalaveras County Water DistrictPanelists:David Bischel (invited)PresidentCalfiornia Forestry AssociationJim BranhamExecutive OfficerSierra Nevada ConservancyDavid EdelsonSierra Nevada Project DirectorThe Nature ConservancyWednesday, May 8Barnie Gyant (invited)Deputy Regional ForesterPacific Southwest RegionU.S. Forest Service36


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation: Badger MeterTen Things to Consider When Writing an AMI RFPWhether it's to reduce operations costs or improveproductivity with access to hourly reads, many utilitiesacross the country are considering the purchase anddeployment of a fixed based meter reading network (a.k.a.AMI - Advanced Metering Infrastructure). Unlike mobilemeter reading systems (a.k.a. drive-by or AMR - automaticmeter reading), each fixed based system must becustomized to each utility mainly due to local topographyand available infrastructure locations. Learn the top tenRFP features used by utilities to ensure the best AMIsystem is chosen.Presenter:Michele HarveySales Support ManagerBadger MeterWednesday, May 837


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRegency C, Hyatt Regency SacramentoEnergy Committee Program: “How to Use EnergyManagement Plans to Lower Your Operating Costs”Interested in learning how to reduce your agency'senergy costs? An Energy Management Plan allows youto develop a strategic approach for integrating energyplanning into your ten year capitol improvement program.This workshop will provide the information you need toget started on energy management planning and showyou how it will benefit your agency. Additionally, IrvineRanch Water Agency and Encina Waste Water Authoritywill present their experiences in crafting energy plansand show you how they are using them to lower theiroperating costs. This program is coordinated with thedemand response program on Thursday morning thataddresses funding opportunities to help agencies reducetheir electricity demands during costly peak energy useperiods.Moderator:Martha DavisExecutive Manager, Policy DevelopmentInland Empire Utilities AgencyPanelists:Kevin HardyGeneral ManagerEncina Wastewater AuthorityPaul WeghorstDirector of Water ResourcesIrvine Ranch Water DistrictAlan ZelenkaDirector of Energy ServicesKennedy/Jenks ConsultantsWednesday, May 84:15 PM – 6:15 PMRoom 315, Sacramento Convention CenterLegal Affairs CommitteeScott L. Shapiro, ChairBusiness Meeting38


4:15 PM – 5:15 PMTofanelli, Sheraton GrandRegions 6 & 7Bill Diedrich, Chair Region 6J. Paul Hendrix, Chair Region 7Membership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMFalor, Sheraton GrandRegion 8Gail Pringle, ChairMembership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMBataglieri, Sheraton GrandRegion 9Craig Alexander Ewing, ChairMembership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMCompagno, Sheraton GrandRegion 10DeAna Verbeke, ChairMembership Meeting5:00 PM – 7:00 PMEsquire Grill, 1213 K Street, SacramentoCH2MHILL Hosted ReceptionPlease join CH2MHILL at a reception being held at theEsquire Grill located on the pedestrian mall adjacentto the convention center. All conference attendees arewelcome.Welcomes you to the ACWA 2013Spring Conference and ExhibitionPlease join us for ahosted receptionWednesday May 8th5:00–7:00 pmEsquire Grill1213 K StreetOn the pedestrian mall adjacentto the Convention CenterWednesday, May 839


BARTLE WINDEPENDENTFINANCIAL PLANNINGUTILITY RATE STUDIESENERGY CONSULTINGBOND MARKETINGBARTLE WELLS ASSOCIATESINDEPENDENT PUBLIC FINANCE ADVISORSwww.bartlewells.comFounded in 2004by Water Professionalssupportingsound water policyin CaliforniaCalifornia Water PAC(a Political Action Committee)Board of Governors Representativesfrom the Following Organizations:Redwine and Sherrill JAKing AssociatesDuane Morris LLP Best Best & KriegerDowney Brand LLP GEI ConsultantsKidman Law, LLP Krieger & StewartManock & Jensen ACWAPsomas Webb AssociatesCalWater PAC provides funding toCalifornia Legislature members &candidates who support sustainingstate water supplies.CALWATERPAC.COM40


Thursday, May 97:30 AM – 4:00 PMWest Lobby, Sacramento Convention CenterACWA Registration7:45 AM – 9:15 AMRooms 311/312, Sacramento Convention CenterAquatic Species Roundtable8:00 AM – 9:30 AMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention Center“Ask the ACWA Experts”Bring all your key policy and regulatory questions here.This is your opportunity to have some one-on-one timewith staff experts from ACWA's Government RelationsTeam.Thursday, May 98:00 AM – 9:00 AMRoom 313, Sacramento Convention CenterLocal Government CommitteeMarion V. Ashley, ChairBusiness Meeting8:00 AM – 12:15 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibit Hall8:00 AM – 9:15 AMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterNetworking Continental BreakfastBreakfast cosponsored by:URS CorporationTicket required for continental breakfast.41


Thursday, May 99:30 AM – 11:00 AMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterAttorneys Program: “Lessons From the Santa MariaGroundwater Adjudication”On November 21, 2012, the California Court of Appealhanded down its lengthy and long-awaited ruling in theSanta Maria groundwater litigation, which commencedin 1997. There are many lessons to be learned from thisruling and the entirety of the groundwater adjudicationregarding the substance and procedure of water rightsadjudication.Moderator:Henry S. WeinstockPartnerNossaman LLPPanelists:Eric L. GarnerPartnerBest Best & Krieger, LLPJames L. MarkmanShareholderRichards, Watson & GershonRobert J. SapersteinPartnerBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLPSteven P. SaxtonPartnerDowney Brand, LLPThis program has been approved by the State Bar of California for attorneys toreceive 1.5 hours of general MCLE credit.42


9:30 AM – 11:00 AMRegency C, Hyatt Regency SacramentoEnergy Committee Program: “Water AgencyDemand Response - Critical to California and YourBottom Line”With the increasing amount of renewables, and SanOnofre out again this summer, demand response fromwater agency is increasingly important for maintainingCalifornia's electrical system. This program addressesparticipation and funding opportunities to help agenciesreduce their electricity demands (and bills) during costlypeak energy use periods. It will provide an overview ofdemand response programs and show participants howthey can utilize ACWA’s preferred provider program toreduce their energy bills. The utilities, Pacific Gas & Electricand Southern California Edison, will discuss the criticalneed for demand response and the programs that theyare offering water agencies to curtail electrical load.Additionally, Eastern Municipal Water District will presentit’s experience lowering energy costs with a demandresponse program. This program is coordinated withthe Energy Management Plan program on Wednesdayafternoon that addresses how to integrate energyplanning into your 10 year capitol improvement program.Moderator:Lon W. House, Ph.D.PresidentWater and Energy ConsultingPanelists:Brenda BaldwinSr. Customer Relationship ManagerPacific Gas & Electric CompanyDan HowellDirector of Purchasing and ContractsEastern Municipal Water DistrictJeff LiptonChannel Development ManagerEnerNocMark MartinezIDSM Strategy and ComplianceSouthern California EdisonRandy PalombiVice President, Load ResponseConstellation EnergyThursday, May 943


Thursday, May 99:30 AM – 11:00 AMRoom 103, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation:UPC Quagga Inspection ServicesAquatic Nuisance Species and Compliant Recreation PracticesLearn the history, resources, and tools available to addressinvasive species in your agency’s water systems.Presenter:Marshall PikeProject ManagerUPC Quagga Inspection ServicesDennis HouchinIT ResourcesUPC Quagga Inspection ServicesKelly KlettSr. Management AnalystSanta Clara County Parks Department9:30 AM – 11:00 AMRoom 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation:Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc.Proposition 84, CMU and Prevailing Wage – What isREALLY going on!Different State Bond funds trigger different prevailingwage reporting requirements. The State’s CMU(Compliance Monitoring Unit) has undergone majorchanges this year. All agencies must file PWC-100 formsfor all projects over $30,000. And federal funding addsyet another layer to the prevailing wage requirements.This program will address the latest changes in prevailingwage and reporting requirements.Presenter:Deborah WilderPresidentContractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc.44


9:30 AM – 11:00 AMRegency B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoFinance Program: “Demographic Economic Analysisand the Psychology of Investing”Every major trend in our lifetime - inflation, interest rates,stock prices and real estate values - has been driven bythe largest and most influential generation in US history.What trends can we expect in the years to come? How willthese forces affect your district’s tax revenues, workforce,and finances? What influences your financial decisions?The discussion will include a look at global growth, debt,entitlement trends as well as provide you with insight intosome of the underlying reasons and biases that causesome people to behave irrationally (and often againsttheir best interests) with financial decisions.Thursday, May 9Moderator:Tom ScaglioneAssistant General ManagerVallecitos Water DistrictPanelists:Don W. CollinsVice PresidentCapital Markets at Wedbush SecuritiesDouglas C. RobinsonPresidentRCM Robinson Capital Management, LLCCPAs may receive continuing education credits by attending this program.45


Thursday, May 99:30 AM – 11:00 AMGolden State A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoHuman Resources Program: “How to Write EffectiveJob Descriptions”Job descriptions are an essential tool for the workplace.They can be used at every step of employment from hiringthrough termination, and everything in between. Jobdescriptions are also important legal documents that maybe the key element in a lawsuit. This training will assistmanagement, supervisors, and human resources staff inunderstanding the importance of job descriptions, theiruses and identifying key elements. Participants will learnhow to organize, and write accurate and objective jobdescriptions and comply with employment laws. Handsonexercises will enable participants to return to theirworkplace to review and update current job descriptions.Presenters:Nancy StangelDirector of AdministrationACWA/JPIAPatricia SlavenTraining ManagerACWA/JPIAThis program session may count as an elective towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program for HR professionals.9:30 AM – 11:00 AMRegency A, Hyatt Regency SacramentoRegion 3 Issue Forum: “Science and More Science”How scientific research and data synthesis could influencewater policy management in California's Sierra Nevadaand headwaters area throughout the state.Presenter:Roger C. Bales, Ph.D.ProfessorSierra Nevada Research InstituteUniversity of California, Merced46


9:30 AM – 11:00 AMRoom 202, Sacramento Convention CenterStatewide Issue Forum: “BDCP - How Big isBig Enough?”In mid-March the first four chapters of the preliminarydraft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) werereleased marking a major milestone in this longtermeffort to provide more reliable water supply andecosystem restoration in the Delta. More chapters andother documents will roll out over the next severalmonths as the public process heats up. While diverseinterests seem to be in agreement that changes to Deltaconveyance facilities are needed, the debate simmers oversize and scope. The state’s $14 billion plan calls for a 9,000cfs facility, 145,000 acres of wildlife habitat among its keyfeatures. Another plan advanced by some environmentalgroups and other interests is calling for a smaller, 3,000cfs facility. So, “How Big is Big Enough?” to solve Deltaconveyance problems and create certainty for thoseagencies who will pay the bill? This panel will explore all ofthe angles of this historic effort.Thursday, May 9Moderator:Timothy QuinnExecutive DirectorAssociation of California Water AgenciesPanelists:Jeffrey KightlingerGeneral ManagerMetropolitan Water District of Southern CaliforniaGreg GartrellAssistant General Manager for Water ResourcesContra Costa Water DistrictJason PeltierChief Deputy General ManagerWestlands Water DistrictKate PooleSr. Attorney and Litigation Director, Water ProgramNatural Resources Defense Council47


Thursday, May 99:30 AM – 11:00 AMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “Outside theBox: Drinking Water Solutions for DisadvantagedCommunities”Californians are fortunate to have some of the highestquality water in the world. Public water systemssuccessfully deliver water every day to their customersthat meet or exceed drinking water standards—asignificant accomplishment for a state with over 163,000square miles of land, 7,700 square miles of water, andnearly 40 million people. Unfortunately, there are areasin California where safe drinking water is still not readilyaccessible and solutions to these small communities’ waterquality challenges remain elusive. While some progress isbeing made, there is a renewed commitment this year bythe Legislature, regulatory agencies and stakeholders tosecure funding and long-term solutions for Californianscurrently without a sustainable water supply. Listen toexperts discuss the various types of solutions available forthese small and disadvantaged areas, funding options,and how your water agency may be affected.Moderator:Cindy TuckDeputy Executive Director Government RelationsAssociation of California Water AgenciesPanelists:Laurel FirestoneCo-Executive DirectorCommunity Water CenterChris KapheimGeneral ManagerAlta Irrigation DistrictMaria Elena KennedyPrincipalKennedy CommunicationsThis program session qualifies for 1.5 hours of CDPH operator certification credit.48


9:30 AM – 11:45 AMRoom 314, Sacramento Convention CenterEthics Training: “Conduct and Ethics Training forWater Agency Officials: A Primer on AB 1234”If you are a board member of a public agency you arerequired to have your AB 1234 ethics training every twoyears. By attending this course, you will have met all ofthe state-mandated requirements of AB 1234. A certificateverifying your attendance will be handed out at the end ofthe session.Anyone arriving more than 15 minutes after the session begins will NOT beadmitted.Thursday, May 9Trainers:Andrea P. ClarkCounselDowney Brand LLPAndrew S. DeeringerAssociateDowney Brand LLP11:00 AM – 11:30 PMExhibit Hall D & E, Sacramento Convention CenterPrize Drawings in the Exhibit HallDon't miss your chance to win a conferenceregistration and two nights' lodging at theheadquarters hotel for the 2013 Fall Conference &Exhibition scheduled for Dec. 3-6 in Los Angeles, or acash prize donated by various exhibitors. Turn in yourcompleted prize drawing card at the ACWA boothin the Exhibit Hall. Conference delegate MUST bepresent to win! Registered guests of conferencedelegates are not eligible to win.Prizes won by a public official in this raffle do not constitute a "gift" underGovernment Code Section 82028. In completing Form 700, report prizewinnings as income on Schedule C.49


Thursday, May 911:45 AM – 1:15 PMGrand Nave Ballroom, Sheraton GrandGeneral LuncheonPresentation of the Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellenceand Clair A. Hill Scholarship Award“Cowin & Bonham: The Right Team at the Right Time”You will hear from two state leaders with pivotal rolesin the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Mark Cowin,director of the California Department of Water Resources,and Charlton “Chuck” Bonham, director of the CaliforniaDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, will outline how the BDCPwill move forward and share perspectives on decisionsand policy implications related to the long-term planningeffort. Their remarks follow a panel discussion from earliertoday, featuring BDCP stakeholders and their views onspecific Delta conveyance facilities to be considered aspart of the plan.Keynote Speakers:Charlton H. BonhamDirectorCalifornia Department of Fish & WildlifeMark W. CowinDirectorCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesLuncheon cosponsored by:Carollo Engineers, Inc.Layne Christensen CompanyTicket required for lunch.Luncheon service ends at 12:15 p.m.1:15 PM – 1:30 PMWest Lobby, Sacramento Convention CenterDessert BreakIce cream break sponsored by Krieger & Stewart,Incorporated, Consulting Engineers.50


1:45 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “Water DistrictConsolidation - Part I: Nuts and Bolts”Whether it is through contractual assistance, the creationof a joint powers agency, or a full merger of management,assets and debt, water district consolidation is not newto the water community. This approach has provento be successful so when a water system is facingsignificant challenges, consolidating with anothersystem is often suggested as a solution. Most recentlythis option has been highlighted as the answer for smalland disadvantaged communities unable to effectivelydeliver safe drinking water to their residents. However,the consolidation process can be complex and divisiveso when pursuing such an option, decision-makers mustchoose what makes the most sense for their district(s),keeping in mind short-term and long-term effects onthe system and its customers. This two-part panel willfirst explore the types of consolidation and what factorsshould be considered when pursuing this alternative tosolve water system challenges. Attendees will hear fromexperts who will discuss local governance issues, ruralwater system concerns and available statewide fundingand support for consolidation.Thursday, May 9Moderator:Ron DavisExecutive DirectorCalDesalPanelists:Dan DemossExecutive DirectorCalifornia Rural Water AssociationPamela MillerExecutive DirectorCALAFCOLeah Godsey Walker, P.E.Chief, Division of Drinking Water andEnvironmental ManagementCalifornia Department of Public HealthThis program session qualifies for 1 hour of CDPH operator certification credit.51


Thursday, May 91:45 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 103, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation:WSO (Water Systems Optimization)Using the Latest Technologies in AMI and Cloud Computing toimplement a comprehensive Water Loss Control ProgramJoin ACWA’s Preferred Provider WSO in discussing a CaseStudy showing significant water loss savings implementedthrough a comprehensive 2 year water loss controlprogram using an innovative online data collectionmanagement and analysis program.Presenter:Reinhard SturmVice President,OperationsWSO (Water Systems Optimization)521:45 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 202, Sacramento Convention CenterTown Hall: “Changing the Water Bond forSuccess in 2014”The Water Bond is set to be on the November 2014statewide general election ballot. Changes, such asfocusing on statewide priorities, reducing the size ofthe bond and avoiding earmarks, are needed to aid itspassage. On March 29, 2013, ACWA’s Board of Directorsapproved recommendation from ACWA’s California WaterFinance Task Force regarding how the bond should bechanged. This town hall session provides an opportunityto learn and ask questions about ACWA’s work on the 2014Water Bond.Moderator:John ColemanVice PresidentAssociation of California Water AgenciesPanelists:Thaddeus L. BettnerGeneral ManagerGlenn-Colusa Irrigation DistrictGary BreauxAssistant General ManagerMetropolitan Water District of Southern CaliforniaDavid OrthGeneral ManagerKings River Conservation District


1:45 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 203, Sacramento Convention CenterOutreach 101: “The Importance of GrassrootsOutreach”Building relationships with local legislators is a keycomponent of grassroots outreach. Hear about theimportance of these relationships from individualswho know the inside workings of the State Capitol andwhy your agency's involvement is an important part ofadvancing ACWA legislative and regulatory priorities.Moderator:Jim Peifer, P.E.Senior EngineerCity of Sacramento Department of UtilitiesThursday, May 9Panelists:Adam GrayAssemblymember21st Assembly DistrictCalifornia State AssemblyKelly GarmanLegislative DirectorOffice of Senate Republican Leader Bob HuffWendy RidderbuschDirector, State RelationsAssociation of California Water Agencies1:45 PM – 2:45 PMRoom 315, Sacramento Convention CenterRegion 10 Program: “Innovative Project Financingin the 21st Century”Agencies will need to think beyond traditional fundingstructures for water projects in the future. The San DiegoCounty Water Authority implemented a very unique andcreative financing structure for the Carlsbad DesalinationProject, a public-private partnership. This structure canbe applied to other types of water projects. The panelwill discuss the benefits and potential challenges of thisstructure that reduced the water agency's risk while at thesame time being marketable to investors.Moderator and panelists listed on next page.53


Thursday, May 9Moderator:Sandra L. KerlDeputy General ManagerSan Diego County Water AuthorityPanelists:Jamison FeheleyManaging DirectorJ.P. MorganDaniel S. HentschkeGeneral CounselSan Diego County Water AuthorityDavid Moore, Ph.D.Managing DirectorClean Energy Capital3:00 PM – 4:00 PMGolden State A & B, Hyatt Regency SacramentoHuman Resources Program: “TroubleshootingEmployee Handbooks”Employment policies and handbooks are a wonderfultool for setting employee expectations. Properly-draftedpolicies on equal employment opportunities andharassment can even help insulate an employer fromliability. Poorly drafted policies, on the other hand, canpotentially lead to obligations for unintended benefits.This presentation provides an overview of several criticalemployment policies and the common pitfalls andomissions.Presenter:Joseph T. OrtizPartnerBest Best & Krieger, LLPThis program session may count as electives towards JPIA’s Human ResourcesCertification Program for HR professionals.54


3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 204, Sacramento Convention CenterWater Industry Trends Program: “Water DistrictConsolidation - Part II: Case Studies”Because the consolidation process is complex and manyparties are involved, looking to agencies that have chosento consolidate (or not) can be a useful tool in a district’sdecision-making process. As discussed in the first partof this two-part panel, there are both advantages anddisadvantages to consolidation that can have significantimpacts on the affected district(s). This second session willfeature several water agencies that have chosen differentpaths for solving their water quality and infrastructurechallenges along with a discussion on the future ofconsolidation as a tool to address the issues facing smalland disadvantaged communities throughout the state.Thursday, May 9Moderator:Ron DavisExecutive DirectorCalDesalPanelists:Brian BradyGeneral ManagerFallbrook Public Utility DistrictMatthew HurleyGeneral ManagerAngiola Water DistrictBenjamin K. Moody, P.E.Sr. Engineer, Public Works DepartmentCity of Yuba CityThis program session qualifies for 1 hour of CDPH operator certification credit.55


Thursday, May 93:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterExhibitor Technical Presentation: HomeServe USAAging Infrastructure of the California Water Market - A Method tobridge the gap through a Customer Conservation and EducationProgramCalifornia’s infrastructure is aging. Water agencies arebeing asked to upgrade at the same time budgets areshrinking. Where can you turn for help to bridge the gap?Take an area of customer concern and turn it into a vehiclefor conservation, education and infrastructure budgeting.Presenter:Tom RusinChief Executive OfficerHomeServe USA3:00 PM – 4:00 PMRoom 314, Sacramento Convention CenterFederal Issues ForumAttendees will hear updates and conversation on federalissues affecting ACWA members.Speaker:Michael Conner (invited)CommissionerU.S. Bureau of Reclamation4:15 PM – 5:15 PMBondi, Sheraton GrandRegion 1Aldaron Laird, ChairMembership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMBeavis, Sheraton GrandRegion 2Eric Larrabee, ChairMembership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMBataglieri, Sheraton GrandRegion 3Robert Dean, Chair56Membership Meeting


4:15 PM – 5:15 PMTofanelli, Sheraton GrandRegion 4Robert Roscoe, ChairMembership Meeting4:15 PM – 5:15 PMCompagno, Sheraton GrandRegion 5David T. Hodgin, ChairThursday, May 9Membership Meeting6:00 PM – 7:00 PMRegency Ballroom Foyer, Hyatt Regency SacramentoNew Water Professionals ReceptionWhether you're new to ACWA conferences, new to ACWAor new to the world of water, please join us for a no-hostreception to meet and mingle with other ACWA members,leadership and staff.Reception cosponsored by:Southern California Edison7:00 PM – 9:00 PMRegency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency SacramentoDinner: The Taste and Sound of MexicoThe end of the ACWA Spring Conference is now upon us.After a full week of business meetings and informative,energy packed sessions its time to enjoy your favoriteMexican dishes as you listen to the unique style ofMexican music. TRIO SOL de MEXICO is known as one ofthe best bands throughout the San Francisco Bay Areaand Northern California and was awarded the winner2011, 2012 Rising Star Awards and the 2012 Best BandAward. TRIO SOL de MEXICO has performed for the StateAssembly, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders, VirginAmerica Airlines and Hilton Hotels.Enjoy your evening as you select your dinner options fromvarious food stations, mingle and relax with your peersand enjoy a margarita. The dress for the evening is casual.Dinner cosponsored by:Southern California EdisonTicket required for dinner.57


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Friday, May 108:00 AM – 9:30 AMRegency Foyer, Hyatt Regency SacramentoACWA Registration8:30 AM – 10:00 AMRegency A, B, C & Corridor, Hyatt Regency SacramentoACWA's Hans Doe Past Presidents’ Breakfast inPartnership with ACWA/JPIAACWA/JPIA Update:Walter “Andy” SellsChief Executive OfficerACWA/JPIAEarthquake Hazards in CaliforniaDr. Lucy Jones, an expert on earthquake science andadvocate for earthquake safety in California, will discussthe impact of earthquakes on the Delta and water systemsacross the state.Keynote Speaker:Dr. Lucy JonesSeismologistU.S. Geological SurveyTicket required for breakfast.No breakfast service after 9 a.m.Friday, May 1059


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Monday, May 61:00 PM – 6:00 PMRegency D, Hyatt Regency SacramentoWater Education Foundation Board of DirectorsTuesday, May 78:00 AMLincoln Hills Golf Club, LincolnACWA/MWH Golf TournamentThursday, May 96:45 AM – 8:30 AMRegency F, Hyatt Regency SacramentoSan Joaquin Valley Agricultural Water CommitteeOther Events61


ExhibitorsExhibit HallThe popular exhibit hall, open to all registered conferencedelegates, is located in Exhibit Hall D & E of the SacramentoConvention Center.A welcome reception will be hosted in the exhibit hallTuesday, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The exhibit hall will be open againWednesday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon & 1:30 – 5 p.m. and Thursday,8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. On Thursday, the Networking ContinentalBreakfast will be held in the exhibit hall from 8 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome ReceptionThank you to the following welcome reception sponsors in theexhibit hall:AECOMBrown & CaldwellCalifornia Bank & TrustCalTRUST / Wells Capital ManagementCardno ENTRIXCA Utility Executive Mgmt. Assoc.ComcastContractor Compliance & MonitoringDudekECORP Consulting Inc.Harris & AssociatesHydrological Services AmericaLincoln Financial AdvisorsPrize DrawingsDrawings for CASH prizes contributed by various exhibitors willbe held in the exhibit hall immediately following the luncheonon Wednesday and at 11:50 a.m. on Thursday. To be eligible,stop by contributing exhibitors’ booths to have them sign yourentry card. Then turn in your completed card at the ACWAbooth located in the exhibit hall. As second prize, ACWA willdonate one free conference registration and two nights’ lodgingat the headquarters hotel for the ACWA 2013 Fall Conference& Exhibition. Conference delegate must be present to win.Spouses/guests are not permitted to participate and will bedisqualified.Entry cards are available in the ACWA Conference MaterialsPick-Up area located in the West Lobby of the SacramentoConvention Center. Deposit entry cards at the ACWA booth inthe exhibit hall.62


Exhibitor Technical PresentationsWednesday, May 8 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)Room 103, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by Dudek: Environmental and Regulatory Considerationsin Developing Seawater Desalination in CaliforniaWednesday, May 8 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)Room 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by California Department of Water Resources: BDCPProposed Facilities and BenefitsExhibitorsWednesday, May 8 (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)Room 103, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by Pumping Efficiency Testing Services: Utility PumpEfficiency Programs, Pump Testing, and IncentivesWednesday, May 8 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)Room 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by Badger Meter: Ten Things to Consider When Writingan AMI RFPThursday, May 9 (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM)Room 103, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by UPC Quagga Inspection Services: Aquatic NuisanceSpecies and Compliant Recreation PracticesThursday, May 9 (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM)Room 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc:Proposition 84, CMU and Prevailing Wage – What is REALLY going on!Thursday, May 9 (1:45 PM – 2:45 PM)Room 103, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by WSO (Water Systems Optimization): Using theLatest Technologies in AMI and Cloud Computing to implement acomprehensive Water Loss Control ProgramThursday, May 9 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)Room 104/105, Sacramento Convention CenterPresented by HomeServe USA: Aging Infrastructure of the CaliforniaWater Market - A Method to bridge the gap through a CustomerConservation and Education Program63


ExhibitorsExhibitorsACWA (Booths 227, 326)Tim Quinn, Executive Director910 K St, Suite 100Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 441-4545www.acwa.comThank you for your participation in ACWA’s 2013 SpringConference & Exhibition. We are glad you are here andwelcome you to visit the ACWA Booth to “Meet the ACWAExperts” and learn more how ACWA is the “Resource thatWorks for You!”ACWA/JPIA(Booths 226, 224)Walter “Andy” Sells, Chief Executive Officer2100 Professional DriveRoseville, CA 95661(916) 786-5742www.acwajpia.comThe JPIA provides cost-effective liability, property,workers’ compensation, and employee benefits coverageprograms. JPIA also provides risk management, humanresources, and training services to its members to assistthem in controlling loss exposures and minimizingpotential claims.Denotes ACWA Preferred ProviderThese exhibitors have special programs to offer ACWAorganizations to save them time, money and effort in theirday-to-day operations.64


AECOM (Booth 404)Juli Binaco, Marketing Manager999 Town and Country RoadOrange, CA 92868(714) 567-2501www.aecom.comAECOM is a recognized leader in water resource planning,engineering, design, construction management,environmental and ecological planning and NEPA/CEQA/ESA compliance for treatment, desalination, water supplystorage, distribution facilities and flood management.ExhibitorsAES (Booth 133)David Zweig, President1801 7th Street, Suite 100Sacramento, CA 95811(916) 447-3479www.analyticalcorp.comAES is a multidisciplinary environmental consulting firmspecializing in environmental studies that comply withCEQA and NEPA for water rights and water/wastewaterprojects.American Water College (Booth 137)Amy Kerschner, Student Support ManagerPO Box 903185Palmdale, CA 93590(661) 940-1133www.americanwatercollege.orgAmerican Water College provides revolutionary, highquality, online training to water industry professionals. It isour goal to help you achieve your goals.Aquilogic, Inc. (Booth 431)Anthony Brown, CEO and Principal Hydrologist245 Fischer Ave, Suite D2Costa Mesa, CA 92626(949) 939-7160www.aquilogic.comA leader in environmental and water resources consulting,combining exceptional technical capability with apersonal approach to service. We are smart, honest, agileand passionate.65


ExhibitorsAtkins (Booth 429)David Beauchamp, Project Manager1410 Rocky Ridge Dr, Suite 140Roseville, CA 95661(916) 380-3277www.atkinsglobal.comSeventy-five years of design, engineering and projectmanagement excellence. Atkins helps implementcomprehensive water management through waterwastewatermaster plans, design-engineering, H&Hmodeling, applied technologies, program management,and sound environmental planning. We help conservevaluable water supplies with integrated water resourceplanning strategies using progressive rate structures,reclaimed water, ASR, desalination and stormwatercapture. Plan Design Enable.Avantpage Translations(Booth 206)Laura Kujubu, VP of Client Services1138 Villaverde LaneDavis, CA 95618(530) 750-2040, ext. 3www.avantpage.comAvantpage provides translation, localization, andmultilingual desktop publishing services – with constantattention to consistency, accuracy and compliance.With our expertise in communicating in over 150 globallanguages, ACWA members are certain to receive theexperience, knowledge and professionalism of an industryleader. As a Preferred Provider for ACWA, Avantpage canprovide your water agency with expert translation in avariety of languages and help you communicate with yourLEP (Limited-English Proficient) community. Additionally,we’ll help you comply with recent legislative translationrequirements in Assembly Bill 938.Badger Meter, Inc. (Booth 231)Michele Harvey, Manager-Sales Support4545 W Brown Deer RdMilwaukee, WI 53223(414) 371-6531www.badgermeter.comBadger Meter is a leader in flow measurement and control.66


Ballard Diving & Salvage (Booth 213)Adam Krausman, General Manager377 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 11South San Francisco, CA 94080(415) 238-5041www.ballarddiving.comBDS supports the Hydropower, Water and Wastewaterindustry. With the most qualified personnel, technologiesand many locations that include Marine Construction,Diving and ROV’s services.ExhibitorsBartle Wells Associates (Booth 327)Doug Dove, President1889 Alcatraz Ave.Berkeley, CA 94703(510) 653-3399www.bartlewells.comBartle Wells Associates is a public finance consulting firmwith over 49 years of experience specializing in waterrates & fees, comprehensive financial plans, and low-costproject financing for California water agencies.Big Valley Divers Inc. (Booth 406)Douglas Maxfield, President/OwnerPO Box 3284Chico, CA 95927(530) 898-1110www.bigvalleydivers.comCommercial diving over 20 years, specializing inunderwater inspection, repair-recovery. Services includehydroelectric and dam facilities, irrigation districts andagricultural, marina maintenance and fish screens.Brown and Caldwell (Booth 306)Paul Selsky, Vice President10540 S. White Rock Road, Suite 180Rancho Cordova, CA 95670(916) 853-5306www.brownandcaldwell.comBrown and Caldwell engineers, scientists and plannersprovide expertise in all aspects of water resourcesmanagement including water supply, treatment,distribution planning and design services.67


ExhibitorsBSK Associates Engineers & Laboratories (Booth 424)Amer Hussain, Vice President567 W. Shaw, Suite BFresno, CA 93704(559) 479-2013www.bskassociates.comCombining experienced engineering and analyticaltesting services to offer complete solutions for yourproject life-cycle.CA DGS Statewide Travel Program (Booth 411)Kelly May, Travel Program Specialist707 3rd Street 3rd FloorWest Sacramento, CA 95605(916) 376-3991www.dgs.ca.gov/travelThe Statewide Travel Program assists districts by obtainingeconomical rates through the use of contracted, travelrelatedservices for airfare, car rental, and hotels, bookedthrough a one-stop shop online booking tool.Calgon Carbon Corporation (Booth 423)Robert Rayner, Director12832 Imperial HwySanta Fe Springs, CA 90670(562) 864-3800www.calgoncarbon.comCalgon Carbon Corporation is a global leader in themanufacturing, reactivation and application of activatedcarbon products, services, and equipment for thepurification, separation and concentration of liquids, gasesand other media.California Bank and Trust (Booth 131)Veenindra Singh, Vice President Cash ManagementConsultant300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 800Oakland, CA 94612(510) 808-3557www.calbanktrust.comA full range of smart financial solutions for your needsincluding business commercial bank, cash management,wealth management, personal banking, and lines ofcredit.68


California Department of Water Resources (Booth 234)Michael Miller, Associate Governmental Program Analyst1416 9th Street, Rm 150 - A5Sacramento, CA 95814Desk 916-651-6947 Cell 716-7935www.water.ca.govThe California Department of Water Resources (DWR)is responsible for managing and protecting California’swater. DWR works with other agencies to benefit thestate’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance thenatural and human environments.ExhibitorsCalifornia Farm Water Coalition (Booth 107)Mike Wade, Executive Director6133 Freeport Blvd. 2nd Floor, 2nd FloorSacramento, CA 95822(916) 391-5030www.farmwater.orgCFWC provides education and outreach to consumers onCalifornia farm water issues.California Rural Water Association (Booth 302)Jessica Russell, Resource Development Coordinator4131 Northgate Blvd.Sacramento, CA 95834(916) 553-4900www.calruralwater.orgCRWA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization dedicated toassisting rural communities with training and technicalassistance.California Special Districts Alliance (Booth 121)Cathrine Lemaire, Member Services Director1112 I St Ste 200Sacramento, CA 95814(877) 924-2732www.allspecialdistricts.comCalifornia Special District Alliance: THE resource for specialdistricts, offering advocacy, education, financing andrisk management. A partnership between CSDA, CSDAFinance Corporation and SDRMA.69


ExhibitorsCalifornia Utility Executive Management Association(Booth 125)Rick Gilmore, Vice President8790 19th Street, Suite 356Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701(209) 608-1428www.cuema.orgCUEMA strives to support water utility executives througheducation and advocacy of the industry’s best managerialpractices. Our number one goal is serving the needs ofwater utility professionals in the golden state, providingvaluable resources, support and nonstop encouragement.California Water Awareness Campaign (Booth 413)Lynne Wichmann, Exec. Director910 K Street #340Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 444-2584www.wateraware.orgThe CWAC educates Californians about water conservationvia public information programs such as transit ads,theater ads, billboards, etc. We also provide low costgraphics for water agencies and elementary schoolmaterials.California-Nevada Section AWWA (Booth 237)Linda Contreras, Director of Programs & Compliances10574 Acacia St Ste D6Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730(909) 291-2116www.ca-nv-awwa.orgCalifornia – Nevada Section of AWWA provides trustedresources such as conferences, classes, publicationsand professional certification to the drinking watercommunity.70


CalPERS (Booth 334, 332)Cori Wong, Event Svs400 Q StreetSacramento, CA 95811888-CalPerswww.calpers.ca.govCalPERS provides sustainable retirement and healthprograms to public employees. Learn more on our securewebsite at www.calpers.ca.gov.ExhibitorsCardno ENTRIX (Booth 123)John Giambastiani, Director - Business Development andMarketing2300 Clayton Rd. #200Concord, CA 95420(925) 988-1201www.entrix.comEngineers, scientists and planners providing integratedsolutions in water and natural resources, permitting -compliance, resource economics and environmentalliability and risk management.CH2M Hill (Booth 236)Lisa Porta, Water Resources Engineer2485 Natomas Park Dr, Suite 600Sacramento, CA 95833(916) 286-0406www.ch2m.com/corporate/We are donating this booth space to EngineersWithout Borders USA (EWB-USA). EWB-USA is a not forprofit organization that supports community-drivendevelopment programs worldwide by collaboratingwith local partners to design and implement sustainableengineering projects, while creating transformativeexperiences and responsible leaders.71


ExhibitorsComcast Business Class (Booth 106)Trace Williams, Enterprise Sales Manager3055 Comcast PlaceLivermore, CA 94551(925) 424-0225http://business.comcast.com/Comcast offers a suite of Business Class Voice, Internet andTV services for small to mid-sized businesses. Packages arealso available specifically for bars and restaurants.Concepts In Controls, Inc. (Booth 310)Doug Stevens225 S. Cotta CourtVisalia, CA 93292(559) 738-1871www.conceptsincontrols.comProcess controls, SCADA & VFD Systems, specializing inthe development and implementation of custom controlsystems designed to allow the customer to maintain it,but also provides customer support services as needed ordesired.Constellation(Booth 210)Randy Palombi547 Apollo Street, Suite FBrea, CA 92821(714) 572-3141www.constellation.comConstellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitivesupplier of power, natural gas, load response, renewableenergy and energy management products and servicesfor homes and businesses across the U.S. and Canada.72


Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc. (Booth 416)Deborah Wilder, President635 Mariners Island Blvd. #200San Mateo, CA 94404(650) 522-4403www.ccmi-tpa.comContractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. is a nationallyrecognized authority on state and federal prevailing wageprojects. CCMI provides training and consulting servicesto cities, counties, water districts, school districts, housingauthorities, and special districts throughout the countryon prevailing wage compliance. CCMI is an authority onFederal Davis Bacon requirements and assists agencies tocomply with the American Recovery and ReinvestmentAct (ARRA).ExhibitorsDahl Consultants, Inc. (Booth 425)Wayne Dahl, President157 Parkshore DrFolsom, CA 95630(916) 221-3902www.dahlconsultants.comDahl Consultants is focused on the planning, design, andconstruction management of water conveyance systems,including pipelines, canals, pump stations, and relatedstructures.Department of Water Resources, SFMP (Booth 435)Terri Wegener, Statewide Integrated Flood ManagementPlanning901 P Street, Room 213BSacramento, CA 94236(916) 651-9238www.water.ca.gov/sfmpThe California Department of Water Resources and theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed California’sFlood Future, a report that contains a look at floodingthroughout the state, and presents recommendations toimprove flood management in California. Research usedto develop the report included information solicited fromlocal, state, and federal agencies throughout California.More than 140 public agencies responsible for floodmanagement provided information used to describe theproblem and develop recommended solutions.73


ExhibitorsDN Tanks (Booth 323)Kevin Peacock, Regional ManagerP.O. Box 696El Cajon, CA 92022(619) 440-8181www.dntanks.comDN Tanks specializes in the design and construction ofAWWA D110 prestressed concrete tanks used for potablewater, wastewater, chilled water and other liquids.Dudek (Booth 103)Elizabeth Johnson, Marketing Coordinator605 Third StreetEncinitas, CA 92024(800) 450-1818www.dudek.comDudek’s environmental and engineering professionalshelp clients plan, design, permit, construct, and manageprojects involving natural resource management,infrastructure development and regulatory compliance.ECORP Consulting, Inc. (Booth 111)Tom Keegan, Director, Aquatic Resources Group2525 Warren DriveRocklin, CA 95677(916) 782.9100www.ecorpconsulting.comECORP provides comprehensive water resources, aquaticand terrestrial resources, regulatory compliance andmonitoring services to the water and energy industries.ECORP’s longterm relationships are based on technicalexcellence and a thorough understanding of regulatoryprocesses.74


EnerNOC Inc(Booth 203)Gabe Schwartz, Marketing Manager275 Sacramento Rd, Suite 300San Francisco, CA 94111(617) 692-2523www.enernoc.comEnerNOC is transforming the way the world uses energy.We help end-users use energy more intelligently, pay lessfor it, and generate cash flow that benefits the bottomline. We bring proven expertise and innovative ideasthrough a full suite of energy management solutionsincluding comprehensive demand response, data-drivenenergy efficiency, energy price and risk management, andenterprise carbon management.ExhibitorsEnvironmental Science Associates (Booth 321)Leslie Moulton, California Water Practice Leader2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite, 200Sacramento, CA 95816(916) 564-4500www.esassoc.comESA provides comprehensive environmental services forwater, wastewater, recycled water and flood management,technical studies, CEQA/NEPA, permitting, ecosystemrestoration, environmental hydrology, sea level riseand shoreline hazard management, mitigation andconstruction monitoring.Esri (Booth 304)Suzanne Takieddine, Account Executive380 New York StRedlands, CA 92373(909) 793-2853www.esri.comEsri’s geographic information system (GIS) software allowsyou to collect, manage, and analyze spatial informationand present the results in an easy-to-understand map.75


ExhibitorsFitch Ratings (Booth 104)John Tillapaugh, Senior Director650 California St., 4th FloorSan Francisco, CA 94108(415) 732-7575www.fitchratings.comFitch Ratings is an international rating agency with over50 offices worldwide, including San Francisco, with a localand national focus on water and wastewater issues.Flowtite Pipe (Booth 313)Behzad Basiri, Sales Regional Manager18585, Samuels RoadZachary, LA 70791(225) 658-6160www.flowtitepipe.comFlowtite is glass-reinforced polymer pipe prouduced onthe continously advancing mandrel process, ensuring aconsistently uniform product foot-by foot.Fresno Valves & Castings, Inc. (Booth 337)Hector Molina, Sales Rep.P. O Box 40, 7736 East Springfield CA 93662Selma, CA 93662(800) 333-1658www.fresnovalves.comCanal gates and slide gates. Irrigation valves. Stainlesssteel filters.GEI Consultants, Inc. (Booth 305, 303)Tracy Locarnini, Regional Operations Administrator2868 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 400Rancho Cordova, CA 95670(661) 716-3026www.geiconsultants.comGEI Consultants’ focus on water resources includesdeveloping integrated regional water plans, watermanagement strategies and planning and designingmajor flood control and water supply infrastructure.76


Gillis + Panichapan Architects, Inc. (Booth 311)Jack Panichapan, President / CEO2900 Bristol Street, Suite G-205Costa Mesa, CA 92626(714) 668-4260www.gparchitects.orgWe are a studio that specializes in architecture, interiordesign, and planning of civic and municipal projects.Hanson Bridgett LLP (Booth 420)Patrick Miyaki, Partner425 Market St, 26th FlSan Francisco, CA 94105(415) 995-5048www.hansonbridgett.comHanson Bridgett is a law firm of over 150 attorneys wellknown in Northern California. We have extensive experiencewith water rights and general public agency issues.ExhibitorsHarris & Associates (Booth 336)Ashley Peck, Communications Specialist1401 Willow Pass Rd, Suite 500Concord, CA 94520(925) 827-4900http://www.harris-assoc.com/Harris & Associates helps public and private ownerssolve today’s complex challenges in engineering andconstruction. We provide solutions through innovativebuilding and infrastructure design and construction andprogram management.HDR (Booth 117)Marco Palilla, Associate Vice President2365 Iron Point Rd, Suite 300Folsom, CA 95630(916) 817-4700www.hdrinc.comHDR is an engineering firm that provides planning,design, and construction services in the water andwastewater industry. Our professionals combine the latesttechnical innovations with practical solutions. Our waterconsulting services are comprehensive and range fromsource water development, system master planning andregulatory compliance services to infrastructure design,management and sustainable operation.77


ExhibitorsHomeServe USA (Booth 325)Patricia Donohue, Sales Operations Manager750 E Main St., Suite 850Stamford, CT 06902(203) 356-4216www.homeserveusa.comAt HomeServe USA, our mission is simple: “To free ourcustomers from the worry of home emergency repairs.”Partner with HomeServe to provide your homeownerswith affordable home emergency repair plans.HydroKnot, LLC (Booth 436)Jerry Fraize, President1495 W. 9th Street, Suite 101Upland, CA 91786(909) 581-6084Water saving devices that shut off the flow to a sprinklerif the riser or sprinkler breaks or cracks, allowing the othersprinklers to work with no reduction in flow. This producteliminates the water wasting “geyser” that we have allseen when the water comes on and a sprinkler is broken.Hydrological Services America (Booth 419)Anne Heggli3550 23rd Ave S, Suite 5Lake Worth, FL 33461(561) 459-4876www.hydrologicalusa.comSuppliers of hydro-meteorological equipment.Regardless of location, extreme conditions or integrationrequirements, we are dedicated to finding solutions thatdeliver the most accurate data possible.HydroTech Engineering (Booth 432)Tyson Hacking, Sales and Marketing Manager960 West LeVoy DriveSalt Lake City, UT 84123(801) 590-6961www.hydrotech-eng.comRubber dams for irrigation, ground water recharging,water diversion and hydroelectric generation.78


Irrigation Training & Research Center (ITRC) (Booth 433)Stuart Styles, DirectorCal Poly State University, 1 Grand Avenue, Bldg 8ASan Luis Obispo, CA 93407(805) 756-2434www.itrc.orgITRC supports university irrigation/drainage programswhile simultaneously providing modernization assistance,education, training, and research in water management tothe agricultural and urban irrigation industry.ExhibitorsJacobs Associates (Booth 402)Keith Johnson, Marketing Manager465 California Street, Suite 1000San Francisco, CA 94104(626) 737-6520www.jacobssf.comJacobs Associates provides practical, cost-effective, andinnovative solutions for difficult underground projectsand excels in the water, wastewater, and transportationsectors.Jacobs Engineering Group (Booth 330)Gary Brasser, Sr. Vice President2300 Clayton Rd., Suite 550Concord, CA 94520(925) 356-3915www.jacobs.comJacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverseproviders of professional and technical services withmore than 60,000 professional and support personnelworldwide.79


ExhibitorsKISTERS North America (Booth 233)Jennifer Durda7777 Greenback Lane, Suite 209Citrus Heights, CA 95610(916) 723-1441www.kisters.netWISKI is a leading environmental data managementsoftware solution developed by KISTERS that has grownover the last 25 years into a mature solution that allowsorganizations to keep up with global advancements intechnology and data management requirements. WISKIcan be applied to many different applications as well asintegrated into automated process management andcontrol. The WISKI solution uses advanced relationaldatabase management platforms such as ORACLE, orMSSQL to manage the data and is proven in both smalland large installations around the world.Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (Booth 335)Cynthia Orosco, Business Development Manager6033 W Century Blvd., Suite 500Los Angeles, CA 90045(310) 981-2000www.lcwlegal.comLiebert Cassidy Whitmore, a public sector employmentand labor law firm, provides general counsel, labor andlitigation advice and assistance.Lincoln Financial Advisors (Booth 100)Anne Curry18400 Von Karman Ave. #400Irvine, CA 92612(949) 474-6879www.planningpros.comA leader in employer markets for over 40 years, LincolnFinancial Advisors has provided retirement planning andconsulting for ACWA members since 1986.80


Lincus, Inc. (Booth 434)Hob Issa, Vice President222 Huntington Drive, Suite 110Monrovia, CA 91016(626) 473-2061www.lincusenergy.comLincus, Inc. is a developer and administrator of energy andwater efficiency programs specific to electric and waterutilities. Specializing in water pumping and distributionefficiency.ExhibitorsMarrone Bio Innovations (Booth 127)Heath Phillips, Sales Manager2121 Second Street, Ste. B-107Davis, CA 95618(530) 750-2800www.marronebio.comZequanox is the industry’s only EPA-approved, biologicalmolluscicide proven effective for controlling zebraand quagga mussels. The product is highly selective,biodegradable, nonvolatile, and noncorrosive.Natel Energy, Inc. (Booth 412)Eric Thompson, Business Development2175 Monarch StAlameda, CA 94501(510) 606-9072www.natelenergy.comHydroelectric generation technology for constructedwaterways, especially irrigation drops 7-22 feet makinglow-head 50 kW to 1000+ kW sites cost effective for thefirst time.Niagara Conservation Corp. (Booth 426)Floyd Wicks, Business DevelopmentNiagara Conservation, 22761 TindayaMission Viejo, CA 92692(949) 916-6272www.niagaraconservation.comManufacturer of water and energy conservation productsengineered to maximize efficiency while still maintainingoptimal performance.81


ExhibitorsNLine Energy, Inc.(Booth 205)Matt Swindle5170 Golden Foothill ParkwayEl Dorado Hills, CA 95762(866) 444-4320www.nlineenergy.comNLine Energy Inc. is a full service Developer/Integrator ofsmall hydro renewable energy projects.Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (Booth 437)Carla Bracken, Marketing Manager3950 Industrial Blvd., #100CWest Sacramento, CA 95691(916) 371-7400www.nhcweb.comNorthwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an internationalconsulting firm of engineers and scientists providingprofessional services for the development, management,and protection of water resources.Obermeyer Hydro, Inc. (Booth 135)Robert Eckman, Vice PresidentP.O. Box 668Fort Collins, CO 80522(970) 568-9844www.obermeyerhydro.comObermeyer Hydro, Inc. designs and manufacturesthe Obermeyer Water Level Control Gate. The gate ischaracterised by a reinforced inflatable air bladder thatactuates a steel gate panel. The bottom hinged gatecombines the attributes of a conventional steel gate withthose of a rubber dam at an affordable price.82


Pacific Gas & Electric Company (Booth 214)Dean Kunesh245 Market StreetSan Francisco, CA 94105(415) 238-9934www.pge.com/agPacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in 1905,is one of the largest combination natural gas and electricutilities in the United States. There are approximately20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and ElectricCompany’s primary business—the transmission anddelivery of energy. The company provides natural gasand electric service to approximately 15 million peoplethroughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northernand central California.ExhibitorsPARS (Booth 105)Mitch Barker, Executive Vice President4350 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100Newport Beach, CA 92660(800) 540-6369 x 116www.pars.orgPARS designs, implements, and administers completeindividualized retirement programs that save publicagencies money and enhance employee benefits in theprocess.Preload, Inc. (Booth 113)Derrik Fischer, DSM2613 Industrial LaneGarland, TX 75041(972) 994-0550www.preload.comPreload is the world’s leader in prestressed concrete tankdesign and construction, having constructed over 3,600tanks of various types, sizes and designs since 1930.83


ExhibitorsProvost & Pritchard Consulting Grp. (Booth 410)Dale Melville, President286 W Cromwell AveFresno, CA 93711(559) 449-2900www.ppeng.comSpecializing in funding, studies, design and constructionservices for agriculture and municipal water, Provost &Pritchard has served the water purveyors of California forover 40 years.Pumping Efficiency Testing Services, PETS (Booth 415)Nancy Comstock, SDG&E Pump Efficiency ProgramManagerPG&E Pump Efficiency Program Subcontractor, 498 WaterTrough RoadSebastopol, CA 95472(866) 774-4812www.pumpingefficiencytestingservices.comSupports water agencies with Pump EfficiencyImprovement projects, monitor and test the systemsexisting operational condition and provide energy costsavings analysis data to determine the cost effectivenessto make efficiency improvements. Supports wateragencies with Power Utility Pump Efficiency Programs andEnergy Saving Incentive Programs.Quad Knopf, Inc. (Booth 312)Lydia Zabrycki, Director of Business Partnering5110 W. Cypress AvenueVisalia, CA 93277(800) 955-7599www.quadknopf.comSince 1972, Quad Knopf has provided services includingcivil and traffic engineering, surveying, environmentalcompliance, planning, biology, construction management,labor compliance and landscape architecture.84


Resource Action Programs (Booth 417)James Heier, VP of Business Development976 United CircleSparks, NV 89431(888) 438-9473www.resourceaction.comRAP offers a family of community conservation programsdesigned to increase residential resource and communityawareness. The proven and effective design generatesimmediate savings in home energy and water use whileproviding maximum return on investment.ExhibitorsRubicon Systems America (Booth 427)P.J. Method, Sales Manager North America4563 Denrose CourtFort Collins, CO 80524(970) 482-3200www.rubiconwater.comRubicon Water delivers advanced technology thatoptimizes gravity-fed irrigation, providing unprecedentedlevels of operational efficiency and control, increasingwater availability and improving farmers’ lives.Save Our Water (Booth 333)Jennifer Nelson, Program Manager910 K Street, Suite 100Sacramento, CA 95814(510) 708-8462www.saveourh20.orgSave Our Water is a statewide public education programwhich encourages Californians to stretch the state’s watersupply by saving water everyday--rain or shineSemitropic-Rosamond Water Bank Authority(Booth 307)Marsha Payne, Executive SecretaryPO Box 249, 1101 Central AvenueWasco, CA 93280(661) 758-5113Water banking program in Kern County, Central Valleyand East Kern which provides 800,000 AF of groundwaterstorage opportunities for customers statewide.85


ExhibitorsShell Energy(Booth 207)Rand Havens, General Manager1563 Solano Ave., #473Berkeley, CA 94707(510) 406-3797www.shell.comNatural Gas, Electric Power, Environmental ProductsSolarCity(Booth 204, 202)Kevin Ross, Project Development Manager3055 Clearview WaySan Mateo, CA 94402(310) 968-6290www.solarcity.comSolarCity® is a national leader in solar power design,financing, installation and monitoring services. Thecompany’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and otherfinancing options can make it possible for water agenciesto switch to solar power for less money than they currentlypay for electricity.Southern CA Gas Company (Booth 235)Diana Lai555 W. 5th St., GT20B6Los Angeles, CA 90013(213) 244-4333www.socalgas.comSouthern California Gas Company is the largest natural gasdistribution utility in the United States.Special District Leadership Foundation (Booth 407)Neil McCormick, Administrator1112 I Street, #200Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 231-2939www.sdlf.orgThe Special District Leadership Foundation’s programsprovide professional development opportunities to assistspecial district officials and management with the task ofproviding efficient public services.86


SunPower Corporation (Booth 317, 315)Bill Kelly, Managing Director, Education/Public Sector1414 Harbour Way SouthRichmond, CA 94804(510) 540-0550www.sunpowercorp.comSunPower delivers the highest efficiency, highestreliability solar systems available today. Customers rely onSunPower’s experience and guaranteed performance formaximum return on investment.ExhibitorsSuperior Tank Company Inc. (Booth 331)George Marquez, Sales Manager9500 Lucas Ranch RoadRancho Cucamonga, CA 91730(909) 912-0580www.superiortank.comSuperior Tank manufactures and installs a complete lineof bolted and welded steel storage tanks for the potablewater, wastewater, fire protection, rain harvesting andcrude oil industries since 1984.Sylvir Consulting, Inc. (Booth 212)Sheri Lasick, President5235 Fawn Crossing WayAntelope, CA 95843(916) 560-9636APP Preferred Provider that offers the following services:grant writing, grant management, funding research,labor compliance, and water conservation plan programdevelopment.87


ExhibitorsTelluride Energy (Booth 216)Andrea Hart, Project ManagerPO Box 1646Telluride, CO 81435(970) 729-5051www.tellurideenergy.comTelluride Energy is a consultancy and developer ofsmall hydro projects for commercial, government andutility clients. Telluride Energy simplifies small hydrodevelopment, working with clients through all phasesof hydro development -- taking client project ideas fromconcept to concrete. Services include: site evaluations;feasibility assessments; grant writing to optimize federal,state and local incentives; permitting; utility negotiationsincluding interconnection and power purchaseagreements; construction.The Covello Group (Booth 414)Jen Wells, Marketing Coordinator1660 Olympic Blvd., Suite 300Walnut Creek, CA 94596(925) 933-2300 x122www.covellogroup.comThe Covello Group is a construction management firmthat specializes in public water and wastewater. Wecombine technical expertise, a positive approach andcamaraderie for success.TruePoint Solutions (Booth 222)Kent Johnson, CEO3262 Penryn Road, Suite 100-BLoomis, CA 95650(916)577-1470www.truepointsolutions.comTruePoint Solutions, a California-based computer softwareand IT services company, focuses on water specificapplications for billing and operations.88


UPC - Quagga Inspection Services (Booth 232)Marshall Pike, Project Manager - UPC QIS2150 Main Street, Suite 5Red Bluff, CA 96080(530) 529-1512www.quaggainspections.comComplete vessel inspection service and recreationuse statistical reporting for water agencies that haverecreation lakes as part of their distribution system. We arethe only private inspection service in California and havea proprietary vessel tracking system that tracks usage atinspected lakes, providing real time support to inspectorsto allow or disallow launch based on established bestpractices relative to quagga and zebra mussel invasivespecies detection on recreational watercraft.ExhibitorsUS Bank (Booth 409)Charline Botelho, Vice President621 Capitol Mall, Suite 800Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 498-3439www.usbank.com/governmentFor more that 100 years, U.S. Bank has been fulfillingthe financial needs of government entities. As a leadingprovider of bank products and services, we have thestrength, stability and assets you can depend on.Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. (Booth 220)Brad Peterson, Executive Vice President1760 Creekside Oaks, Suite 140Sacramento, CA 95833(916) 925-0952www.valicooper.comVali Cooper & Associates, Inc. provides construction andproject management services to public agency clientsfor water and transportation infrastructure projectsthroughout California.89


ExhibitorsWater Education Foundation (Booth 230)Jean Nordmann717 K Street, Suite 317Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 444-6240www.watereducation.orgThe mission of the Water Education Foundation, animpartial, nonprofit organization, is to create a betterunderstanding of water resources and foster publicunderstanding and resolution of water resource issuesthrough facilitation, education and outreach.Water Replenishment District of So. Cal. (WRD) (Booth102)Tracey Burke, Public Affairs Representative4040 Paramount Blvd.Lakewood, CA 90712(562) 921-5521www.wrd.orgSince 1959, WRD has successfully managed the Centraland West Coast Groundwater Basins of SouthernCalifornia, and now serves nearly four million people.Water Systems Optimization Inc.(Booth 211)Reinhard Sturm, Vice President290 Division St, Suite 311San Francisco, CA 94103(415) 538-8641www.wso.usWSO is an international engineering group specializing inwater loss reduction technologies including water audits,leakage modeling, leak detection and repair, and pressuremanagement.Waterman Industries (Booth 430)Alex Flores, Regional Sales ManagerP.O. Box 458Exeter, CA 93221(559)731-1170www.watermanusa.comWaterman Industries has a full line of irrigation equipmentsuitable for your needs including riser valves, overflowvalves, canal gates, in-line gates, and butterfly valves.90


WaterSmart Innovations (Booth 422)Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager1001 S Valley View BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89153(702) 862-3777www.watersmartinnovations.comWaterSmart Innovations Conference & Expo will be heldin Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 2-4, 2013. The conference willshowcase water-efficiency technology, conservationprograms and water use policies to a global audience.ExhibitorsWells Capital Management / CalTRUST (Booth 115)Lyle Defenbaugh, Director of Client Services, CalTRUST400 Capitol Mall Suite 702Sacramento, CA 95814(888) 422-8778www.caltrust.orgCalTRUST provides local agencies with three professionallymanaged pooled investment options — money market,short term, and medium term — for agency generalfunds, bond proceeds and reserve funds. Governanceand oversight is provided by local finance directors andtreasurers.Wells Fargo (Booth 421)Michael Engelbrecht, Director707 Wilshire Blvd 17th Fl, MAC E2818-178Los Angeles, CA 90017(213) 614-4475www.wellsfargo.comFull service provider of financial products with publicsector specialization and focus that provides expertisein general banking and treasury management,public finance, investment brokerage and portfoliomanagement, corporate trust, custody/safekeeping, andinsurance services.91


Upcoming ConferencesFall 2013December 3 – 6, 2013JW Marriott LA LiveLos AngelesSpring 2014May 6 – 9, 2014Portola & Marriott HotelsMontereyFall 2014December 2 – 5, 2014Manchester Grand HyattSan DiegoUpcoming ACWA EventsOther Upcoming EventsRegulatory SummitAugust 14, 2013Embassy Suites Manadaly BeachOxnardContinuing Legal Education WorkshopOctober 3 – 4, 2013Hyatt RegencyNewport BeachACWA DC2014Annual Washington, D.C. ConferenceFebruary 25 – 27, 2014Liaison Capitol HillWashington, D.C.92


ACWA /JPIAJoint Powers InsuranceAuthority and EmployeeBenefits Program(916) 786-5742www.acwajpia.comAvantpageTranslation Services(530) 750-2040www.avantpage.comConstellation,an Exelon CompanyDemand Response(714) 572-3141www.constellation.comEmployee Relations, Inc.Pre-employment BackgroundCheck Services(800) 716-7773www.erelations.comEnerNOCDemand Response Services(415) 343-9513www.enernoc.comNLine EnergySmall Hydro(916) 235-6852www.nlineenergy.comShell Energy NorthAmericaNatural Gas PurchaseProgram(510) 665-9081www.shell.comSolarCitySolar Energy Provider(949) 212-3248www.solarcity.comSylvir Consulting, Inc.Comprehensive Grant Writing(916) 560-9636Water SystemsOptimization, Inc.Water Loss and LeakDetection(415) 538-8641www.wso.usWater and EnergyConsultingEnergy Cost Assessment(530) 676-8956www.waterandenergyconsulting.comFor information on theACWA Preferred Provider(APP) Program, contactMelanie Medina atmelaniem@acwa.com


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