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87th Annual Conference Hotel del Coronado, California FINAL AGENDA Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:00 – 10:00 am Edison Complex 10:00 – 11:30 am Wilder Complex 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Stuart 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Viceroy
Policy Development Committee Meeting Public Affairs Committee Meeting U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Meetings Registration
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
State Executives Luncheon / Lunch on Own
1:00 – 1:30 pm Regent/Empress
Keynote Welcome: Jeffrey Kightlinger General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
1:30 – 2:30 pm Regent/Empress
Western Water Roundtable The Trump Administration agenda hinges on what happens in the 2018 midterms. Hear from industry leaders about their priorities for the remainder of the 115th Congress and what issues they believe will be important at the start of the new Congress. Moderator: Ian Lyle, Executive Vice President, NWRA Panelists: - Tommy Holmes, Legislative Director, American Water Works Association - Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance - Don Barnett, Executive Director, Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum
2:30 – 3:30 pm Regent/Empress
Overcoming Political Odds: The Saga of the Proposed California Water Tax For two years, local California water agencies have struggled against legislative proposals to tax drinking water to raise funds to solve statewide, social welfare problems. All of these proposals have been turned back thanks to sound strategy, team work, and long hours. This is the story of that saga as told by the chief ACWA strategist that led the effort against the tax and the public relations firm that helped target the right messages in the right places. Moderator: Brent Hastey, President, ACWA Panelists: - Cindy Tuck, Deputy Executive Director for Government Relations, ACWA - Scott Rose, Runyon Saltzman, Inc.
3:30 – 4:00 pm Viceroy 4:00 – 5:00 pm Regent
Networking Break Arizona Meeting
87th Annual Conference Hotel del Coronado, California FINAL AGENDA 4:00 – 5:00 pm Edison J 4:00 – 5:00 pm Spreckels A 4:00 – 5:00 pm Spreckels B 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wilder H 4:00 – 5:00 pm Edison K 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wilder E 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wilder F 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wilder G 4:00 – 5:00 pm York 4:00 – 5:00 pm Edison I 4:00 – 5:00 pm Spreckels C&D 4:00 – 5:00 pm Empress 5:30 – 6:30 pm Crown Room
California Meeting Colorado Meeting Idaho Meeting Montana Meeting Nebraska Meeting Nevada Meeting New Mexico Meeting North Dakota Meeting Oregon Meeting Texas Meeting Utah Meeting Washington Meeting Welcome Happy Hour
Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Stuart 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Viceroy
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Meetings Registration
7:30 – 8:30 am Edison Complex
Women in Water: Networking Coffee All women members are invited to participate.
8:30 – 9:00 am Regent/Empress
Keynote: Commissioner Brenda Burman U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
87th Annual Conference Hotel del Coronado, California FINAL AGENDA 9:00 – 10:00 am Regent/Empress
10:00 – 10:30 am Viceroy
Who Says You Can’t Build Storage Anymore? In July, 2017, the California Water Commission allocated $2.7 billion from General Obligation Bonds to eight surface and groundwater storage projects in California. These projects represent a total investment of over $10 billion in new storage with total new storage capacity of 4.3 MAF. This panel provides an overview of the process to allocate these funds and an up-close look at a large new surface storage reservoir in the Sacramento Valley and an ag-urban groundwater storage project in Kern County that stand to benefit from these bond funds. Moderator: Dave Bolland, Director of State Regulatory Relations, ACWA Panelists: - Armando Quintero, Chair, California Water Commission - Jim Watson, Executive Director, Sites Joint Powers Authority - Eric Averett, General Manager, Rosedale Rio Bravo Water Storage District Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 am Regent/Empress
Army Corps of Engineers Permitting Reform Discussion Moderator: Kevin Ward, General Manager, The Trinity River Authority of Texas Panelists: - Thomas Kula, Executive Director, North Texas Municipal Water District - Mark Pifher, Board Member, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Regent/Empress
Reorganizing the Department of Interior The Honorable David Bernhardt Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
Awards Luncheon Emergency Planning and Response The panelist will share lessons learned and best practices in preparing and responding to natural disasters and emergencies. Moderator: Steven Stockton, former Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Panelists: - Scott Harris, COO, Gulf Coast Authority - Andrew Colosimo, Government Affairs Manager, Colorado Springs Utilities Networking Break
87th Annual Conference Hotel del Coronado, California FINAL AGENDA 4:00 – 5:30 pm Regent/Empress
Inside Washington Moderator: Christine Arbogast, Federal Affairs Committee Chair, NWRA Panelists: - The Honorable Doc Hastings, former Congressman (R, WA-4) - The Honorable Dennis Cardoza, former Congressman (D, CA-18) - Bob Szabo, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP - Ryan Serote, Senior Manager Federal Affairs, Salt River Project
5:30 – 6:30 pm Crown
Friday, November 9, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 am Upper Grande Hall Foyer 7:00 – 8:00 am Regent/Empress
Registration Post-Elections and 116th Congress Strategy Session Join members of the NWRA Federal Affairs team to discuss the policy implications of the elections and the Congressional lame-duck session.
7:00 am – 1:00 pm Stuart
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Meetings
8:00 – 8:30 am Regent/Empress
Keynote: The Honorable Paul Gosar (R, AZ-4) Chairman, Congressional Western Caucus
8:30 – 10:00 am Regent/Empress
The West on Fire – Searching for Integrated Wildfire Solutions Recent mega-fires across the Western States are a constant reminder that we are facing a forest crisis. This panel will provide an overview of the recent wildfires and will explore possible integrated approaches to confront a problem that crosses state lines. Moderator: Tom Myrum, Executive Director, Washington State Water Resources Association Panelists: - Doug Kemper, Executive Director, Colorado Water Congress - Bruce Hallin, Director of Water Supply, Salt River Project
- Andy Fecko, Director of Resource Development, Placer County Water Agency
10:00 – 11:00 am Regent/Empress
Irrigation Caucus Meeting Guest Speaker: Melanie Brooks, Chief Executive, MHVwater At 140,000 acres, MVHwater is New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme (district).
87th Annual Conference Hotel del Coronado, California FINAL AGENDA 10:00 – 11:00 am Spreckles Complex
Municipal Caucus Meeting Guest Speaker: Matt Stone, General Manager, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
10:00 – 11:00 am Wilder EF
Groundwater Caucus Meeting Guest Speaker: John Woodling, Executive Director, Regional Water Authority
11:00 am Viceroy 11:00 am Wilder GH 11:00 am Wilder EF 11:00 am Edison J 11:00 am Edison I 11:00 am Spreckels 11:00 am Regent/Empress
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