California H2O Women Conference

2022

Thursday, September 29 – Friday, September 30, 2022

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

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Amy Steinfeld

Shareholder

Brownstein

Special Presentation
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Rebecca Mitchell

Director

Colorado Water

Conservation Board

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Karla Nemeth

Director

California Department

of Water Resources 

Speakers and Moderators

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Newsha Ajami

Chief Strategy and Development Officer

for Research

Berkeley Lab

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Gloria D. Gray

Chairwoman of the Board

Metropolitan Water District

of Southern California

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Jennifer Sokolove

Director of Program

& Strategy

Water Foundation

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Sarah Woolf

President
Water Wise

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Lisa A. Atkins

Board Member & Past President

Central Arizona Project

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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

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Sivan Zamir

Senior Director

Xylem Innovation Labs

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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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Lisa Porta

Senior Water

Resources Engineer

Montgomery & Associates

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Alicia Forsythe

Environmental Planning and Permitting Manager

Sites Reservoir Authority

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Rachel Peletz

Executive Director
The Aquaya Institute

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Bella Sewall Wolitz

Of Counsel

& Government Relations

Brownstein

 
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Nicole Kuenzi

Hearing Officer

State Water Resources

Control Board

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Eileen Sobeck

Executive Director

State Water Resources

Control Board

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Yvonne West

Director, Office of Enforcement

State Water Resources

Control Board

A Conversation With 
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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Nichole Morgan

Boardmember

State Water Resources

Control Board

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

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