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Securing Clean and Affordable Water Symposium Agenda

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September 12, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elihu Harris State Building, Auditorium, 1515 Clay Street,
Oakland, California, 94612

Who should attend:

  • Executives, managers, and engineers from private and public water utilities
  • Policy makers from public agencies
  • Managers and engineers from water treatment technologies companies
  • Consultants from the water quality and reliability industry
  • Researchers focused on water quality and reliability issues

8:30 – 9:30 AM: DHS Tutorial on Financing Alternatives for Small Water Utilities (Room 10) Cindy Forbes, Chief, DHS Drinking Water Field Operations Branch – South; Leah Walker, Chief, DHS Drinking Water Technical Operations Section

9:35 – 9:50 AM:  Introductory Remarks from Dais Members
John Bohn, CPUC, Commissioner; Art Baggett SWRCB, Board Member; Gary Wolff, SWRCB, Board Member; Kevin Reilly, DHS, Deputy Director of Prevention Services; Mark Cowin, DWR, Chief of Planning and Local Assistance

9:50 – 10:40 AM: Panel #1 Existing and Emerging Water Quality Standards

Moderator: Art Baggett, SWRCB, Board Member

Panel Members:
Michelle Moustakas, EPA, California PWSS Program Project Officer: Current EPA regulations

Mike McKibben, DHS, Senior Sanitary Engineer, Drinking Water Technical Operations Section: DHS current and future regulations

Bruce Macler, Drinking Water Toxicologist, EPA : 1) Future drinking water regulations and compliance, 2) Contaminants of future concern, 3) Emergency preparedness

10:40 – 10:50 AM: Q&A and Panel Discussion

10:50 – 11:50 AM: Panel #2 Existing and Emerging Water Quality Treatment Technologies

Moderator: Kevin Reilly, DHS, Deputy Director of Prevention Services

Panel Members:
Jeffrey Stuck, California American Water Company, Director, Environmental Management and Compliance, Western Region: Issues encountered in complying with EPA & DHS standards

Eileen White, EBMUD, Manager, Water Operations: Large water utility strategies for meeting water demand and treatment requirements

Heather Collins, DHS, Chief, South Coast Section, Drinking Water Field Operations Branch – South: Existing and emerging treatment technologies

Denise Kruger, Golden State Water Company, Senior Vice President: A private water utility perspective of water quality treatment technology strategies
11:50 AM– Noon: Q&A and Panel Discussion

Noon – 1:00 PM: Lunch (a variety of eating venues nearby)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Panel # 3 Increasing the Long-Term Viability of Water Utilities

Moderator: Gary Wolff, SWRCB, Board Member

Panel Members:
Gary Wolff, Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
Jeanne M. Zolezzi, Partner, Herum Crabtree Brown
Keith Whitman, Deputy Operating Officer, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Rodney Smith, President and Managing Director, J&M Water Development LLC

2:00 – 2:10 PM: Q&A and Panel Discussion

2:10 – 2:20 PM: Break

2:20 – 3:20 PM: Panel #4 Accessing Clean and Affordable Water: A Discussion

Moderator: John Bohn, Commissioner, CPUC

Panel Members:
Kevin Coughlan, Director, CPUC Water Division

Chris Frahm, Attorney, Hatch & Parent

Jeff Holt, Goldman Sachs, Vice President, Municipal Finance

3:20 – 3:30 PM: Q&A and Panel Discussion

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Public Comment

Moderator: Mark Cowin, DWR, Chief of Planning and Local Assistance

3:45 – 4:00 PM: Concluding Remarks by Dais Members


Last Modified: 10/28/2007

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