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
Deb Lane, City of Santa Rosa
W-1901
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma B
A Road Map to Net Positive Water Buildings
Joseph Gallegos, Greywater Irrigation Systems
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-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
The Minnesota Stormwater Manuel and Landscape Irrigation as a Stormwater Management Tool: Pearls, Pitfalls, and Challenges
Timothy Malooly, Water in Motion
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
So Many Water Efficiency Codes and Standards and Programs - How to Choose
Thomas Pape, Alliance for Water Efficiency/BMP
W-1910
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma C
California's Largest Private Water Agency Tackles Water Loss Control
Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
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
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa C
Where Do We “Grow” from Here? Building On a Successful WaterWise Landscape Tour
Katie Masucci, City of Plano
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 Carver, AdEdge Water Technologies
W-1916
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma A
Water Savings from Turf Removal
Michael Hollis, Brezack & Associates
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 Servold, 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-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
Brian Skeens, Jacobs
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
W-1926
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma C
Catawba-Wateree: North Americas first River Basin Water Loss Regional Strategy
Steve Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
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 & Regulato
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1930
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa C
Youth Advisory Council Promotes Conservation
Mitch Bishop, Las Vegas Valley Water District
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?
W-1933
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma B
Estimating Future Water Needs in Response to New Developments: Results of a Pilot Study within Four Water Utilities
Andrew Dozier, Razix Solutions
W-1934
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma C
Cleveland's Leak Detection Program – Economics and Payback
Brian Skeens, Jacobs
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!
Patrick Dickinson, 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.
Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow
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-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
Remote Sensing Landscape Survey – City of Phoenix
Darin Lisonbee, City of Phoenix
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
San Antonio Tackles Water Loss – Five Years of Insight & Action
Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
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
The Status of Benchmarking ICI Water Use
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
Utility and School Partnership for Conservation Eductaion
Leslie Payne, Sweetwater Authority
T-1920
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa A
Water Use of Landscape Trees
Tamera Wynne, University of Nevada Las Vegas
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)
Brian Skeens, Jacobs
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
Lindsey Stuvick, Laguna Niguel
T-1925
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma B
New Advancements in Water Conservation
Joyce Warren, City of Frisco
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
Evaluation of MWDOC's Comprehensive Landscape Water Use Efficiency Program
Rachel Waite, Municipal Water District of Orange County
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
Practical Results from Using AMI data in a Water Citation Program
Rodney Tilley, Tohopekaliga Water Authority (TWA)
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
2:15 - 2:45
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
IAPMO IGC-335 2018 Rapid Scaling Test – What can it tell us about scaling potential and prevention
Jonny Seccombe, Aqua Rex
T-1938
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa C
Utilizing Technology to Support Water Neutrality
Karina Sandique, City of Santa Monica
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
2:55 - 3:25
Sonoma D
Salinity Gradient Grin-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
Julia Teske, Calsense
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
3:35 - 4:05
Napa B
Exploring Relationships Between Water Quality and Opportunistic Pathogen Concentrations ina 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 Resiliancy
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
4:15 - 4:45
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 fo Seventeen Households-field Testing of Alternattives to Ion Exchange Softeners
Steve Gombos, Region of Waterloo
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
Markets to Meet Efficiency Goals: Water Efficiency Trading Credit Scheme
Austin Melcher, University of California Santa Barbra
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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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