California H2O Women Conference

2022

January 20th  & 21st  2022   | The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

This invitation-only event is both a professional conference and retreat. The conference showcases leading women professionals, their work and their contributions to advance the water industry. It includes inspirational and educational presentations from noteworthy female industry leaders, thought-provoking discussions about key water issues, numerous networking and social opportunities and time to relax and connect with “H2O Women.”

Message from the Founders

In 2017, we established a formal opportunity—the California H2O Women Conference—to collaborate and    coordinate with  and educate and support women leaders throughout the water industry. 
 

Our conference brings   together women from diverse sectors of the water industry. Our hope is that the California H2O Women Conference will empower and inspire women to improve the way we manage California’s and the world’s most valuable and vital natural resource.
 

Stephanie Hastings and Amy Steinfeld, Founders 

Stephanie Hastings
Stephanie Hastings

Shareholder

Brownstein

Amy Steinfeld
Amy Steinfeld

Office Managing Partner

and Shareholder

Brownstein

Confirmed Speakers and Moderators for January 2022 Conference
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Newsha Ajami

Director

Urban Water Policy  Program, Stanford University

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Heather Dyer

General Manager

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

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Nicole Neeman Brady

CEO
Sustainable Development Acquisition I Corp

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Bella Sewall Wolitz

Of Counsel & Government Relations 
Brownstein

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Lisa A. Atkins

Board President

Central Arizona Project

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Alicia Forsythe

Environmental Planning and Permitting Manager

Sites Reservoir Authority

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Karla Nemeth

Director
California Department of Water Resources

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Sarah Woolf

President
Water Wise

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Christina Babbitt

Senior Manager, California Groundwater Program

Environmental Defense Fund

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Gloria D. Gray

Chairwoman of the Board

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Rachel Peletz

Interim Executive Director
The Aquaya Institute

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Kim Delfino

Founder

Earth Advocacy

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Ellen Hanak

Center Director and

Senior Fellow

PPIC Water Policy Center

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Dorothy Timian-Palmer

President & CEO
Vidler  Water

...and more to come!
 
Special Panel
Women of the State Water Resources Control Board
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Dorene D'Adamo

Vice Chair

State Water Resources Control Board

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Eileen Sobeck

Executive Director

State Water Resources Control Board

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Nicole Kuenzi

Hearing Officer

State Water Resources Control Board

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Yvonne West

Director, Office of Enforcement

State Water Resources Control Board

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Nichole Morgan

Boardmember

State Water Resources Control Board

Please contact us with any  suggestions for presentation topics and/or speakers.

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