California H2O Women Conference

2018

November 1–2, 2018  |  Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

 

Speakers and Discussion Topics

Keynote Speaker

Commissioner,
Bureau of Reclamation

United States Department of the Interior

Brenda Burman, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior

Brenda Burman is the 23rd Commissioner for the United States Bureau of Reclamation. She is the first female to lead the federal agency since its establishment in 1902.

 

Ms. Burman has 25 years of experience working on western issues, with an emphasis on water and natural resources.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson

Manager Natural

Resources Research,

Climate Change Assessment
CA Department of Water Resources

Laurel Firestone
Laurel Firestone

Co-Executive Director

Community Water Center

Stephanie Hastings
Stephanie Hastings

Shareholder

Brownstein Hyatt
Farber Schreck

Felicia Marcus
Felicia Marcus

Chair

State Water Resources
Control Board

Tina Anderholt Shields
Tina Anderholt Shields

Manager, Water Department

Imperial Irrigation District

Norma Camacho
Norma Camacho

CEO

Santa Clara Valley

Water District

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Radhika Fox

CEO

US Water Alliance

Leslie Moulton-Post
Leslie Moulton-Post

President and CEO

ESA (Environmental Science Associates)

Iris Priestaf
Iris Priestaf

President

Todd Groundwater

Amy Steinfeld
Amy Steinfeld

Shareholder

Brownstein Hyatt
Farber Schreck

Katarina Buelna Campbell
Katarina Buelna Campbell

Supervisor of Resources
Westlands Water District

Ellen Hanak
Ellen Hanak

Center Director
and Senior Fellow

PPIC Water Policy Center

Paula Kehoe
Paula Kehoe

Director of Water Resources

San Francisco Public
Utilities Commission

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Lisa Riles

Business Unit Director- Global Residential and Americas Commercial Building Services

Xylem, Inc.

Juliet Christian-Smith
Juliet Christian-Smith

Senior Program Officer

Water Foundation

Jennifer Harder
Jennifer L. Harder

Professor

McGeorge School of Law

Bar Littlefield
Bar Littlefield

CFO
Poseidon Water

Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton

General Manager

San Diego County
Water Authority

Cindy Wallis-Lage
Cindy Wallis-Lage

President, Water Business

Black & Veatch Corporation

Jennifer West
Jennifer West

Managing Director

WateReuse California

Keynote

Water Recycling

and Reuse

SGMA-Driven Solutions

The Business of Water

Climate Change

Technology and Innovation

 

Agenda

This conference was approved for 8.25 General CLE Credits in California.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Morning free for travel and pre-conference networking and retreating.

Santa Ynez Terrace

7:30 am–8:15 am

Breakfast

Rotunda Balcony Entryway

10:30 am  –11:45 am

Conference Check-in

Santa Ynez Salon

Welcome

8:15 am–8:30 am

Rotunda

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Brenda Burman,   Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of the Interior

12:00 pm  –1:30 pm

Santa Ynez Salon

Water Recycling and Reuse

1:30  pm–2:45 pm

SGMA-Driven Solutions

2:45 pm–4:00 pm

Break and Networking

4:00 pm–4:15 pm

Business of Water

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Ocean Terrace

5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Climate Change

8:30 am–10:00 am

Break and Networking

10:00 am–10:30 am

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Technology and Innovation

Afternoon free for travel and post-conference networking and retreating

 

Optional Friday Afternoon and Weekend Activities

  • Bacara spa and pools

  • Beach activities – surfing, stand-up paddling, sunning

  • Foley Food & Wine Society Wine Tasting Room at the Bacara 

Featured NGO

The Aquaya Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to improving health in the developing world. It delivers the knowledge and tools that are required to achieve universal access to safe water and sanitation. Aquaya has completed projects in over 20 countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Sponsors

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