THE ASSOCIATION OF WATER AGENCIES
OF VENTURA COUNTY
The 25th Annual Water Symposium
COLLABORATIVE COLLISIONS … THE NEW CHAOS
California presents good examples of the potential for conflict inherent in a system of overlapping governance, with State mandates frequently at odds with water-supply realities at the regional level, and centralized directives.
What’s the correct scale for planning and decision-making? Is it best to have one body coordinating and calling the shots or smaller units basing their decisions on what’s best for them?
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
7:00 am—1:30 pm
Courtyard by Marriott
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7:00 AM REGISTRATION / AGENCY & VENDOR EXPOSITION / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 AM GENERAL WELCOME
Opening Keynote: CATEGORIZING & COUNSELING CO-EQUAL CONCERNS
DR. ROGER C. BALES, Professor of Engineering & Founding Faculty Member-UC Merced
“How big is the problem? We can’t resolve every concern in the world – so what CAN we focus on?”
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Panel: “CONCEPTS TO COUNTER CHAOS”
Working within defined regulatory frameworks…where regulators aren’t working within the real
world and potential for conflict is inherent.
Henry Graumlich – Manager of Strategic Planning, Calleguas Municipal Water District
Max Gomberg – Sr. Environmental Scientist-Water Conservation & Climate Change, State Water Resources Control
Norm Groot – Executive Director, Monterey County Farm Bureau
Jacob Katz, Ph.D. – Central California Program Director, California Trout
Jason Phillips – Chief Executive Officer, Friant Water Authority
Robert Yamada – Director of Water Resources, San Diego County Water Authority
(Panel guidelines: Presenters will be given pre-designed questions to answer in 10-minutes or less, moderator will keep
topics on point.)
ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION “JOHN K. FLYNN WATER AWARD” / “RICHARD V. LAUBACHER
11:30 AM BREAK / AGENCY & VENDOR EXHIBITION
12:00 PM LUNCHEON / INTRODUCTIONS / AWA WATER SYMPOSIUM 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Closing Keynote: “SCALED SOLUTIONS TO WICKED WATER PROBLEMS”
Speaker: LISA BUETLER – Executive Facilitator/Public Affairs specialist-MWH Americas, Inc.
1:30 PM CLOSING REMARKS / DOOR PRIZE (must be present to win) / ADJOURN
REGISTER EARLY! Event Registration Fee: ON OR PRIOR TO APRIL 14
AWA Member $205
Event Registration Fee: AFTER APRIL 14
AWA Member $225
Note: There will be a $20 surcharge for walk-ins without reservations
Refund Policy: Requests must be submitted in writing no later than
Monday, April 10, 2017. Refund requests will not be accepted after this date.
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