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Drought Response Workshop (2015)

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Date/Time: February 25-26, 2015

Location: Atrium Hotel in Irvine, California

 

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About the Workshop


The purpose of the Drought Response workshop was to review and provide updates on drought planning, response, and mitigation measures. It was intended for water agencies and other public and local agencies involved in drought response and planning efforts. Over 150 people attended this 2-day workshop, which offered CEUs from the California Department of Public Health.

 

Click here to download the workshop program.

 

Workshop Sponsors

 

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Workshop Presentations

 

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Day 1


Statewide Water Conditions and Preparing for a Dry 2015

Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

Jeanine Jones, of DWR, and Jeff Mosher, of NWRI, helped organize the workshop.

 

Southern California Water Use Trends and Drought Allocation Plan
Grace Chan, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

 

SWRCB Emergency Drought Regulations and Requirements for Urban Agency Reporting
Eric Oppenheimer, State Water Resources Control Board

 

2015 UWMPs: Discussion of New Requirements

Peter Brostrom, DWR

 

Implementation of Proposition 1 and IRWM
Tracie Billington, DWR

 

On-Site Non-Potable Water as an Alternative Water Supply: Opportunities and Challenges

Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

 

Innovative Software and Information Solutions to Promote Behavioral Change: Efficiency Through Customer Engagement (Part 1)
Nate Adams, Santa Margarita Water District

 

Innovative Software and Information Solutions to Promote Behavioral Change: Efficiency Through Customer Engagement (Part 2)

Philip Levinson, WaterSmart

 

How to Fortify Revenue Resilience
Christine Boyle, Valor Water Analysis

 

Panel Discussion: Retail Utility Drought Response - What Works and Plans for 2015

 

Day 2

 

Implementation of California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Mary Scruggs, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

 

Progress in Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Climate Forecasting

Duane Waliser, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Integration of Precision NASA Snow Products with the Operations of the Colorado River Basin States Process

Tom Ryan, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

 

Status of Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse Efforts

Andy Salveson, Carollo Engineers

 

Southern California Salinity Management Study in a Time of Drought

William Steele, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

 

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Additional Material

 

DWR's "Drought in California" Brochure 2012 (2 MB PDF)

 

2013 Drought Response Workshop Presentation Videos -

Access the 2013 workshop videos on our NWRI YouTube channel

 

Click here for information about the 2012 Drought Response Workshop

 

Click here for other Drought Resources