Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2019 Sessions

At WaterSmart Innovations, you'll have an opportunity to hear perspectives from speakers from around the globe and across the country, each willing to share their fresh, unique points of view based on their first-hand experiences in water efficient programs, policies and practices.

Building a schedule will be done in the conference app, closer to the conference dates. All conference attendees will be sent information on how to access the conference app at a later date.

Please note - the schedule, presenters and topics listed here are subject to change. Check back often for the most up-to-date schedule or sign-up for e-mail updates.

Sessions for 2019

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1900
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma A
Closing the Loop on Savings
Renaud des Rosiers, Amy's Kitchen
Deb Lane, City of Santa Rosa
W-1901
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma B
So Many Water Efficiency Codes and Standards and Programs - How to Choose
Thomas Pape, Alliance for Water Efficiency/BMP
W-1902
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma C
The Development and Implementation of a Leak Detection Program and Study by SNWA Conservation
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1903
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma D
Implementing WaterSense Labeled Homes Version 2.0
Jonah Schein, EPA WaterSense
W-1904
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa A
Which Homes are Ripe for Landscape Change?
Nate Adams, Santa Margarita Water District
W-1905
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa B
How Low Can We Go? Lessons in Conservation from the Residential End Uses of Water Study Update
Bill DeOreo, Aquacraft
W-1906
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa C
Relationship Building with 200 Gallons of Water: Employees Engaging and Educating Our Customers.
Gianna Lombardi, Denver Water
W-1907
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa D
Using Alternate Water Sources as Offsets in Water Neutral Development
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1908
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma A
Go with the Flow: Adapting Water Conservation Programs to New Dynamics
Meghan Bock, AIQUEOUS
W-1909
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma B
A Road Map to Net Positive Water Buildings
Joseph Gallegos, Greywater Irrigation Systems
W-1910
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma C
California's Largest Private Water Agency Tackles Water Loss Control
Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
W-1911
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma D
Implementing WaterSense Labeled Homes Version 2.0
Jonah Schein, EPA WaterSense
W-1912
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa A
AWE Landscape Transformation Research Project - Assessment of Utility Programs and Market Readiness Evaluation
W-1913
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa B
Identifying, Coding and Classifying Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Water Users.
Eddie Wilcut, Alan Plummer Associates
W-1914
1:40 am - 2:10 am
Napa C
Utility and School Partnership for Conservation Education
Leslie Payne, Sweetwater Authority
W-1915
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa D
Water Utility Increases Recovery Rate from 75% to More Than 90% using Novel Flow Reversal Reverse Osmosis Technology for Reuse Purposes
Doug Craver, AdEdge Water Technologies
W-1916
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma A
Water Savings from Turf Removal
Michael Hollis, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-1917
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma B
Sky Harbor Airport Saves 21,000,000 Gallons of Water Per Year with Cooling Tower Upgrades
Darren Sversvold, City of Phoenix Water Services Department
W-1918
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma C
Does Smart Phone Enabled Flow Sensor Data Help Save Water; Pilot Study Results
Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
W-1919
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma D
Water Conservation: Our Past, Present, and Future
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.
W-1920
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa A
Estimating and Integrating Irrigation Efficiency Potential into Implementation Strategies
Jack Kiefer, Hazen and Sawyer
W-1921
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa B
What Have We Learned? Review of the 2nd Edition of the AWWA Manual M60: Drought Preparedness and Response
W-1922
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa C
Using Project Based Learning to Promote Water Efficiency on School Grounds
Sandra Hurlbut, University of Arizona Water Resource Center
W-1923
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa D
On-site Treatment at Wineries Produces Results
Amanda Rupiper, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
W-1924
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma A
“DIG”ging to a More Inclusive & Sustainable Long Beach
Hanna Harper, Long Beach Water Department
W-1925
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma B
Integration of Land and Water Planning in the Development Process
John Berggren, Western Resources Advocates
Amelia Nuding, Western Resources Advocates
W-1926
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma C
Catawba-Wateree: North Americas First River Basin Water Loss Regional Strategy
Steve Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1927
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma D
Water Conservation: Our Past, Present, and Future
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.
W-1928
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa A
Landscape Water Budget Program 2.0: Getting More Efficient with Efficiency
Jeff Lee, Town of Gilbert
W-1929
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa B
The New Validation Standard for AWWA Water Auditing: Evolutions in Water Audit Validation & Regulatory Requirements
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1930
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa C
Youth Advisory Council Promotes Conservation
Mitch Bishop, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1931
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa D
Maximizing Groundwater Use in the Central and West Coast Basins through Recycled Water
Rafael Villegas, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
W-1932
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma A
Course Correcting Your Incentive Program: How Do You Know When it's Time to Make a Change?
Krista Reger, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-1933
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma B
Conserving Water in Commercial Settings: The Data
Ann Reynolds, Uponor
W-1934
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma C
How Much Water Can Household Leak Detection Devices Save?
Danielle McPherson, WaterNow Alliance
W-1935
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma D
Water Conservation: Our Past, Present, and Future
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.
W-1936
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa A
Water Agencies Nudging Landscape Contractors to Perform
John Whitcomb, Waterfluence
W-1937
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa B
The Struggle with HOAs is Real!
Clint Wolfe, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
W-1938
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa C
Ventura Water and MERITO Foundation Outreach and Education Partnership
Haili Matsukawa, Ventura Water
W-1939
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa D
Best Place to Reuse Wastewater: Your Cooling Tower!
Mark Gentili, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1900
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma A
The Financing Fix to Scale Water Efficiency Across the U.S.
Timothy Grant, WaterNow Alliance
T-1901
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma B
Once Bitten, Twice as High: Maintaining a Conservation Focus in the Face of Customer Distrust
Drema Gross, City of Austin/Austin Water
T-1902
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma C
Granularity, Who Needs It: Understanding the Role of Data and Conservation Potential
Robert Stefani, City of Austin/Austin Water
T-1903
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma D
Innovative Community Education in Phoenix
Christian Delgado, City of Phoenix Water Service Department
Gina Conrow, City of Phoenix Water Service Department
T-1904
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa A
Soil Moisture Sensor Irrigation Controller Standardized Testing
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
T-1905
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa B
Public Persuasion: Getting to Yes with Any Stakeholder
T-1906
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa C
Scorecards Galore: State Policy Resources to Track and Initiate Progress
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1907
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa D
It's a Small World: How Smaller Water Utilities Can Incorporate Water Efficiency and Conservation Programs with Limited Means
Jennifer Davidson, Surprise Water Utility
T-1908
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma A
Automating Water Savings Measurements Customized to the Unique Conditions at your Local Water Utility
T-1909
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma B
WATER You Doing to Conserve? Partnerships and Engagement
Samantha Baker, Broward County Florida
T-1910
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma C
I don't buy data - I buy better decision-making
Ellie Barker, Imagine H2O
T-1911
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma D
Online Water Conservation Degree Program
Roger Ebbage, Lane Community College
T-1912
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa A
Major Water Conservation Initiative: New Approach Developed for First California Statewide Irrigated Landscape Analysis
Andrew Brenner, Quantum Spatial
T-1913
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa B
Public Persuasion: Getting to Yes with Any Stakeholder
T-1914
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa C
A Water Conservation Planning Tool for Texas
John Sutton, Texas Water Development Board
T-1915
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa D
Is Future Water Use Efficiency A Significant Demand Influence Given Forecast Uncertainty?
John Clayton, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1916
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma A
Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI), and Multi-Family Water Conservation by the Numbers
Bill Hoffman, H.W. Hoffman & Associates
T-1917
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma B
Working with the Media to Expand Outreach and Education
Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
T-1918
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma C
Are Prescriptive Landscape Ordinances Measuring Up to Actual Water Savings?
Charles Bohlig, East Bay Municipal Utility District
T-1919
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma D
Where Do We “Grow” from Here? Building On a Successful WaterWise Landscape Tour
Katie Masucci, City of Plano
T-1920
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa A
Town of Gilbert Water Efficient Technology Incentive Program; A Targeted Approach
Jeff Lee, Town of Gilbert
T-1921
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa B
Alerting our Water Customers: Leak Notifications
Jessica Woods, City of Round Rock
T-1922
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa C
How Do You Measure Up? An Overview of the 2nd Edition of the Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Standard (G480)
T-1923
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa D
Regional Demand Management Planning: Lessons Learned from New York to Colorado
Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
T-1924
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma A
Open-Source Water Efficiency Evaluation Tool Leads to Data-Driven Program Development
Rhonda Himley, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1925
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma B
Multi-Family/HOA Water Use Analysis: A Conservation Decision-Making Tool
Hillery Francis, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1926
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma C
Taking the IF out of Verification for Custom Water Efficiency Projects
Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1927
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma D
Landscape Trends: Reducing Water while Growing Food for People and Pollinators
Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
T-1928
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa A
Developing Sustainable Urban Landscapes: AWE's Research and Program
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1929
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa B
Water Loss In California – 3 Years of Mandatory Audits. What Have We Learned?
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
T-1930
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa C
How to Increase the Effectiveness of Water Conservation Programs through Stakeholder Collaboration for High Volume Water Users
Marisela Lopez, Chino Basin Water Conservation District
T-1931
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa D
Asheville NRW Program Takes Commercial Meter Testing to the Next Level for Real Payback
Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh & Associates
T-1932
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma A
Auditing Large Commercial Properties: Lessons from Scottdale Water's First Two Years
Jaleila Brumand, Scottsdale Water
T-1933
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma B
Using Community Based Social Marketing to Reduce Lawn Watering in Massachusetts
Michelle Craddock, Department of Fish and Game Division of Ecological Restoration
T-1934
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma C
Savings Delivered by Email & Snail Mail: Can It Really Be That Easy?
Martha Wright, San Antonio Water System
T-1935
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma D
High Resolution Geospatial Mapping of Actual Crop Evapotransporation Using Small UAS Based Imagery for Site Specific Irrigation Management
Abhilash Kumar Chandel, Washington State University
T-1936
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa A
Lots of Money Invested in Residential Irrigation Efficiency Rebates: Which Types Saved the Most?
Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
T-1937
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa B
San Antonio Tackles Water Loss – Five Years of Insight & Action
Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
T-1938
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa C
Digital Transformation of Commercial, Industrial & Institutional (CII) Water Management: Real World Examples, Results and Impacts
T-1939
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa D
Rethinking Small Meter Management: New Data and Statistics
Kris Williams, Water System Optimization
T-1940
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma A
Reaching the Hard to Reach: Metropolitan Water District‘s Disadvantaged Communities Program
Elise Goldman, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1941
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma B
Active Emails Raining in Savings
Joseph Baquerizo, Irvine Ranch Water District
T-1942
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma C
The Status of Benchmarking Institutional and Commercial Water Use: History, Problems, Uses, and the Future
Bill Hoffman, H.W. Hoffman & Associates
T-1943
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma D
Salinity Gradient Grid-Scale Energy Storage with Water Production
Sandra P. Cordoba Renteria, Purdue University
T-1944
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa A
Resource Management and Planning Using Data Technologies
Markus Hogue, University of Texas Austin
A.J. Van de Ven, Clasense
T-1945
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa B
Direct Installation for Multi-family Efficiency (DIME) Program
Jenyffer Vasquez, Long Beach Water
T-1946
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa C
Walking the Water Walk: Gilbert AZ's Municipal Water Use Efficiency Approach
Andrew Pirrone, City of Gilbert
T-1947
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa D
We have AMI data – Now what do we do with it? Lessons learned from energy and water AMI data analysis
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1948
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma A
Legalized Marijuana: Water-Efficient Weed Can be More than a Pipe Dream
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.
T-1949
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma B
Strengthening Customer-Utility Relationships with Leak Alerts and Self-Service Resolution
Amelia Freschi, WaterSmart Software
T-1950
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma C
Hot Water, Hot Savings: Recirculating Water Pump Study
Melissa Matlock
Haley Munson, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
T-1951
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma D
Exploring Relationships Between Water Quality and Opportunistic Pathogen Concentrations in a Full -scale Green House
Ryan Julien, Michigan State University
T-1952
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa A
The Value of Landscapes In Climate Plans: Climate Resiliency
Bryce Carnehl, Hunter Industries
T-1953
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa B
Say Hello To A Better Shower!
Troy Sherman, Evolve Technologies
T-1954
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa C
Progress Toward a Multi-Benefit Framework for Water Management: Sustainable Landscapes Test Case
T-1955
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa D
Utilizing Policy Optimization for Pump Operations at Water Distribution Systems to Enable Energy Load Shifting
Erin Musabandesu, University of California Davis
T-1956
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma A
Highly Engaged Water Consumers Need Digestible Data
T-1957
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma B
Know Your Audience: How Understanding Population Demographics Can Direct Your Water Messaging Effort
Coy Callison, Texas Tech University
T-1958
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma C
Innovative Conservation: Low-Cost Sensors & High-Tech Data for Evaporative Cooling
Elise Goldman, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1959
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma D
Trees to Grass Water Use Ratios: Assessing Turfgrass' High Water Use in the Urban Landscape
Tamera Wynne, University of Nevada Las Vegas
T-1960
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa A
Advancing Sustainable Landscapes on Commercial and Industrial Properties
Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute
T-1961
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa B
A Tale of Seventeen Households - Field Testing of Alternatives to Ion Exchange Softeners
Steve Gombos, Region of Waterloo
Dave Kains, Metroline Research Group
T-1962
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa C
IAPMO IGC-335 2018 Rapid Scaling Test – What can it tell us about scaling potential and prevention
Jonny Seccombe, Aqua Rex
T-1963
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa D
Water Waste Enforcement- To Protect and Conserve!
Summer Ortiz, Las Vegas Valley Water District
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Sessions subject to change without notice.

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The 12th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 2-3, 2019, in Las Vegas, is a premier venue to showcase new water-efficiency technology; build and strengthen effective, interdisciplinary relationships; and establish your company as an international leader in innovative water efficiency technology and services.


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