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Fall 2020 Water Events You Don’t Want to Miss

October 14, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic has not slowed the pace of discussions and events related to important issues about California’s water supplies. In October and November, the Southern California Water Coalition is on the virtual road this fall with several speaking engagements at water and utility events. Planning is also well underway for SCWC’s reimagined Annual Event and Awards Presentation. Read on to learn more about upcoming events and mark your calendars so you don’t miss them!

Innovations in Stormwater Capture

SCWC’s Stormwater Task Force, led by Rich Nagel of Jacobs and Dan Lafferty of Los Angeles County Public Works, is on the docket to present its “Innovations in Stormwater Capture” white paper at the California-Nevada Section AWWA’s virtual fall conference taking place Tues., Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The conference also marks the 100th anniversary of the California-Nevada Section, so they’ve got lots of terrific speakers (Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of Metropolitan Water District and Pat Mulroy, former GM of Southern Nevada Water Authority are two examples) planned for the three-day event. Register for the conference HERE. Full registration price for the three-day conference is $325.

Water and Energy Resiliency – Creating Order from Chaos

SCWC’s Executive Director Charley Wilson is the keynote speaker at Southern California Edison’s Annual Water Conference on Wed., Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. This program will focus on the need for public water agencies to continue to educate advocates for actions in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and renewable energy investments that are reasonable and effective while taking into account the need to provide water as their primary mission to meet community needs. Discussions will include California’s current water situation and an update on efforts underway to advance energy, water, and state policy initiatives and updates from SCE. This online webinar is open to all industry professionals and is free of charge. Register HERE. Download the event flyer.


SCWC’s Annual Event and Award Presentation

Save the Date Thursday November 12, 2020Celebrate an unusual year of resilience and accomplishments with Southern California Water Coalition. At our reimagined annual event on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m., join us on Zoom for a lively, interesting and fun program. 
The agenda is as follows:
3:30 p.m. – Win prizes and have fun at our optional social gathering and trivia game
4 p.m. – Welcome and opening remarks
4:15 p.m. – Post-election Political and Policy Forecast with Jim Brulte of California Strategies and Garry South of Garry South Consulting
4:45 p.m. – Special Message from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and award presentations
5 p.m. – Keynote speaker Brenda Burman, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner
PLEASE NOTE that the annual event and award presentation is a SCWC members-only event. All registrants must be SCWC members or representing an organization that is a member. By registering HERE, your request will be submitted to SCWC for approval. You will receive an email regarding your registration status in 24-72 hours. The event is free to members.
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