SEPTEMBER EVENTS: Floodplain Management Association Conference; Two conferences on California’s headwater forests; SoCal Edison Water Conference; Santa Barbara recycled water tour/forum; Water Smart Innovations

Floodplain Management Association Conference (San Diego)

September 5-8

You are invited to participate in the premier Annual Conference  in Floodplain Management of the West.

This popular event brings together nearly 600 attendees from government, academia, private sector and non-profits to discuss the latest strategies, tools and technologies in floodplain and flood risk management.  The Conference offers critical policy panel discussions, an extensive multi-tract technical program, invaluable networking opportunities, professional training workshops, field trips and a world-class Exhibition Program.

Click here for more information and to register.


California’s Headwaters: A Look at How Watersheds are Connected (Auburn)

September 8

ACWA Regions 3 and 4 invites you to attend a joint event that will highlight California headwaters. This program will feature an ACWA update, keynote speaker, and panel discussions. The first panel will provide an overview of the influence headwaters have on the Sierra. The second panel will focus on the problems created when headwaters are not well managed. The program will conclude with a third panel that will highlight solutions from local agencies and what they are doing to prepare for the new age of headwaters.

Click here to register.  You do not have to be a member to attend.


Southern California Edison Water Conference (Irwindale)

September 12, 13

Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Annual Water Conference, now in its 24th year, provides our customers with an informative General Session that includes important topics which highlight key challenges faced by the water sector. In addition to covering state and regional issues, the conference also provides an opportunity to hear from customers who have successfully implemented energy efficiency, demand response, and other technologies at their place of business.

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Santa Barbara Recycled Water and Reuse Tour and Forum

September 17, 18

ACWA Region 5 invites you to attend an event that will highlight some of the notable recycled water and water reuse projects in Santa Barbara County.  On Sunday, attendees will depart from the Santa Barbara Goleta Courtyard Marriott for a tour of the Goleta Sanitary District, and the Goleta Water Treatment Plant.  Following the tour, Region 5 will host an evening networking reception at the Glenn Annie Golf Course that includes an aerial video tour of the Charles Meyer Desalination Plant, as well as a keynote speaker.  Monday’s portion of the event will include a program that will focus on local agency projects and examine region wide issues.

Click here to register.  You do not have to be a member to attend.


Improving the health of California’s headwater forests

September 20

California’s headwater forests are at risk. Years of fire suppression, emphasis on short-term management priorities, weather extremes, and climate change have set the stage for a steep decline in forest resilience. The result is lost timber production, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities, and threats to our water supply. A panel of experts will explore management practices and regulatory and legal reforms that can help build resilience in these forests and prepare them for the future.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

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Water Smart Innovations (Las Vegas)

October 4-6

You are invited to register for the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, scheduled for October 4-6, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

WSI – recognized as the world’s premier urban water efficiency conference since its debut in 2008 – offers the full conference registration fee of $395.

Each full conference registration includes admission to the WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards luncheon, hosted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, scheduled for Thursday, October 5.

WSI will again feature more than 100 professional sessions, an Expo Hall showcasing water-efficient products and services, and technical tours to venues illustrating Southern Nevada’s commitment to water efficiency. Several pre-show workshops (not included with the WSI registration fee) also are available on Tuesday, October 3.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is again presenting WSI in partnership with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Water Works Association, the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense Program, and other forward-thinking public- and private-sector organizations.


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