Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2021 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 2021

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma A
Bay Area QWEL Becomes a Model for Online Workforce Training - Lisa Cuellar, California Water Efficiency Partnership
Lisa Cuellar, California Water Efficiency Partnership
W-2
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma B
Breaking through Barriers to Turf Replacement on Large Landscapes - Megan Chery, Environmental Incentives
Megan Chery, Environmental Incentives
W-3
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma C
Remote Desk-top Analysis of Water Consumption to Enforce Outdoor Watering Restrictions - Juliana Castiblanco, City of Henderson, NV
Juliana Castiblanco, City of Henderson, NV
W-4
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoma D
Preparing for the Future of Water Loss in Southern Nevada - Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh Solutions
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-5
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa A&B
Maps & Micro-Targeting: How to Broaden the Residential Program Base - Jacob Loukeh, City of Chino Hills
Jacob Loukeh, City of Chino Hills
W-6
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa C&D
Employee Engagement in the Virtual Age - Lily Lopez, Walnut Valley Water District
Lily Lopez, Walnut Valley Water District
W-7
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma A
Where Are the Applications? - Changing Characteristics of Rebate Program Participants in Austin over 10-years - Christopher Charles,Austin Water Utility
Christopher Charles, Austin Water Utility
W-8
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma B
Encouraging Adoption of Sustainable Landscapes Among CII Customers - Sonali Abraham, Pacific Institute
Sonali Abraham, Pacific Institute
W-9
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma C
Identifying Water Use Outliers Through NAICS Coding, Geo Coding and Benchmarking of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Customers - Eddie Wilcut, Plumber Associates Inc.
Eddie Wilcut, Plumber Associates Inc.
W-10
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma D
Water Waste Reduction with Real-time Riser Monitoring - Avishai Moscovich, reed-Smarter With Water
Avishai Moscovich, reed-Smarter With Water
W-11
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa A&B
“Watercloud”: Building a Digital Presence through Virtual Resources and Partnerships - Christian Delgado, Phoenix Public Works
Christian Delgado, Phoenix Public Works
W-12
1:40pm - 2:10pm
Napa C&D
The Alliance for Water Efficiency’s Cooling Technology Study - William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-13
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma A
Targeting Future Conservation Efforts - Drew Bost, EKI Environment and Water
Drew Bost, EKI Environment and Water
W-14
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma B
QWEL/WMCP Hybrid Landscaper Certification Program: One Class, Two Certifications, and Multiple Benefits - Krista Guerrero, Metropolitian Water District of Southern California
Krista Guerrero, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-15
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma C
What Happens to Irrigation Controllers When They Are Discarded? - Warren Gorowitz, Hunter Industries
Warren Gorowitz, Hunter Industries
W-16
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoma D
Four Years of CA Water Loss: Examining Validated Audit Submissions - Jessica Jagdeo, Water Systems Optimization
Jessica Jagdeo, Water Systems Optimization
W-17
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa A&B
“We’re California Friendly Plants” Campaign: Grassroots Marketing in a Virtual World - Teresa Gonzalez, Metropolitian Water District of Southern California
Teresa Gonzalez, Metropolitian Water District of Southern California
W-18
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Napa C&D
Sharing Our Environmental Education Team’s Virtual "Renaissance" - Katie Masucci, City of Plano, TX
Katie Masucci, City of Plano, TX
W-19
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma A
Stacked Water Incentives: Co-Funding Multi-Benefit Incentive Programs - Sarah Diringer, Pacific Institute
Sarah Diringer, Pacific Institute
W-20
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma B
Landscape Trends: Reducing Water while Growing Food for People and Pollinators - Clint Wolfe, Rooted In
Clint Wolfe, Rooted In
W-21
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma C
Unifying Water Buckets with Knowledge -- Improving Water Quality & Water Conservation - Stacie Minson, Kansas State University
Stacie Minson, Kansas State University
W-22
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Sonoma D
Climbing the Second Mountain: Colorado’s Statewide Water Loss Program Ascends to New Heights - Tory Wagoner, Cavanaugh Solutions
Tory Wagoner, Cavanaugh Solutions
W-23
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa A&B
Help Stop the Leak Brothers! - Greg Bundesen,Sacramento Suburban Water District
Greg Bundesen, Sacramento Suburban Water District
W-24
3:55pm - 4:25pm
Napa C&D
The Green Premium of Water Recycling - Ben Arnold, Aquacell Systems
Ben Arnold, Aquacell Systems
W-25
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma A
Evolving Water Efficiency to An Operational Mindset - Annikki Chamberain, Maddaus Water
Annikki Chamberlain, Maddaus Water
W-26
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma B
Declining Outdoor Water Demand: Impacts of Changing Tastes and Preferences - Gary Woodard, Water Policy and Economics Consultant
Gary Woodard, Water Policy and Economics Consultant
W-27
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma C
The Impact of Water Conservation and Reuse Codes and Programs on Future Water Supply and Cost - Bill Hoffman
Bill Hoffman, H.W. Hoffman & Associates
W-28
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Sonoma D
The 4 A’s of Water Accountability - Steven Shaffer, KETOS Inc.
Steven Shaffer, KETOS Inc.
W-29
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa A&B
Transforming with Digital: Email Engagements with Water Utility Residents - Danielle Cumming, Rachio
W-30
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Napa C&D
Turning excess pressure in water pipelines into carbon-free electricity - David Frost
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
TH-1
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma A
Fixing Leaks for Affordability - Penny Milton, Portland Water Bureau
Penny Milton, Portland Water Bureau
TH-2
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma B
Using AMI Data to Identify Commercial Mixed-use Meters - Rhonda Himley, Moulton Niguel Water District
Rhonda Himley, Moulton Niguel Water District
TH-3
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma C
UCOWR-1
TH-4
9:00am - 9:30am
Sonoma D
California's Groundbreaking Water Loss Regulation & System Specific Targets - Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
Kate Gasner, Water System Optimization
TH-5
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa A&B
How AMI Data can be your Golden Ticket to Improving your Communication Strategy - Michelle Gillum, VertexOne
Michelle Gillum, VertexOne
TH-6
9:00am - 9:30am
Napa C&D
Meter to Parcel Project - Enrique Zanetti, Irvine Ranch Water District
Enrique Zanetti, Irvine Ranch Water District
TH-7
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma A
Sustainability and Landscape Irrigation - John Farner, Netafim
John Farner, Netafim
TH-8
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma B
Water Shortage Response Planning – a Recipe for Resiliency - Mariel Miller, City of Fort Collins, CO
Mariel Miller, City of Fort Collins, CO
TH-9
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma C
UCOWR-2
TH-10
9:40am - 10:10am
Sonoma D
The Texas Water Loss Audit Validation Study: Results from the 2020 Water Loss Audit Validations - John Sutton, Texas Water Development Board
John Sutton, Texas Water Development Board
TH-11
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa A&B
Meet Your NatureScape Neighbors – Virtually Touring Beautiful, Native Gardens - Elaina Hurst, Moulton Niguel Water District
Elaina Hurst, Moulton Niguel Water District
TH-12
9:40am - 10:10am
Napa C&D
Increasing Confidence into Your Water Shortage Contingency Plans - Kat Wuelfing, EKI Environment and Water
Kat Wuelfing, EKI Environment and Water
TH-13
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma A
Multi-Family Water Use Patterns in Tucson, AZ and Beyond - Jaimie Galayda, City of Tucson Water
Jaimie Galayda, City of Tucson Water
TH-14
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma B
How Metering Best Practices Can Promote Conservation Before, and After the Meter - Zachary Barkjohn, Xylem Inc.
Zachary Barkjohn, Xylem Inc.
TH-15
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma C
My Drop Counts Water Conservation Campaign: Initiatives and Successes - Sarah Skinner, Atlanta Regional Commission
Sarah Skinner, Atlanta Regional Commission
TH-16
10:20am - 10:50am
Sonoma D
The Data Grading Matrix Reloaded: Fresh Insights from AWWA’s Water Auditing Tools - Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh Solutions
Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh Solutions
TH-17
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa A&B
AM-I Missing Outreach Opportunities Using Meter Data and Customer Portals? Lessons Learned Trying to Equitably Reach Students and Families. - Nathan Conroy, STEMhero LLC
Nate Conroy, STEMhero
TH-18
10:20am - 10:50am
Napa C&D
FL v. GA 142, Original. – Water Demand Management at the US Supreme Court - Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
TH-19
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma A
Unlikely Alliances: Public-private Partnership to Advance Water Conservation in Low-income Housing - Cora Kammeyer, Pacific Institute
Cora Kammeyer, Pacific Institute
TH-20
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma B
Reductions for Resilience: How Federal Agencies are Using Efficiency as the First Step in Building Water Resilience - Trey Lewis, Pacific Northwest National Labs
Trey Lewis, Pacific Northwest National Labs
TH-21
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma C
Education Programs During A Pandemic: Thinking Inside A Box - Jackie Sherry, Athens Clark County, GA
Jackie Sherry, Athens Clark County, GA
TH-22
11:00am - 11:30am
Sonoma D
California v Elusive Water Loss Standards: An Overview of the Wins and Losses and What's Next - Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
TH-23
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa A&B
Working with the Media to Expand Outreach and Education - Clint Wolfe, Rooted Inc.
Clint Wolfe, Rooted In
TH-24
11:00am - 11:30am
Napa C&D
WaterSense V2.0: Introducing Additional Flexibility and Water-Efficiency Options - Olga Cano, US EPA
Olga Cano, US EPA
TH-25
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma A
Has COVID Changed Indoor Water Use Forever? - Sarah Musiker, Flume Water
Sarah Musiker, Flume Water
TH-26
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma B
Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on 2020 Water Use and Beyond - Margaret Laport, WaterNow Alliance
Margaret Laporte, ManageWater Consulting, Inc.
TH-27
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma C
UCOWR-3
TH-28
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Sonoma D
Survey Says: Results of the 2021 AWWA TEC Survey of Governmental Water Loss Policies - Steve Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Solutions
Steve Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Solutions
TH-29
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa A&B
Wasting Water Is…Campaign: Tapping into In-house Talent to Promote Water Use Efficiency - Teresa Gonzalez, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Teresa Gonzalez, Metropolitian Water District of Southern California
TH-30
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Napa C&D
Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Tool for Interactive Rainwater Harvesting Potential - Susan Loper, Pacific Northwest National Labs
Susan Loper, Pacific Northwest National Labs
TH-31
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma A
Innovative Technologies and Software to Manage Outdoor Water Conservation Efforts - Paul Clark, Eagle Aerial
Paul Clark, Eagle Aerial
TH-32
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma B
Alliance for Water Efficiency Residential Water Use Calculator: Helping Consumers Accurately Measure Their Water Use and Become More Efficient - Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
TH-33
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma C
UCOWR-4
TH-34
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Sonoma D
Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Using Satellites to Find Leaks - Donna Starling, City of Irving Texas
Donna Starling, City of Irving Texas
TH-35
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa A&B
It's drive-it-dirty time. Marin Water's Drought Response - Carrie Pollard, Marin Water
Carrie Pollard, Marin Water
TH-36
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Napa C&D
The Texas Deep Freeze: When Conservation Services Change to Emergency Services - Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
TH-37
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma A
AMI + BFD = OMG - Debby Figoni, Beverly Hills Water
Debby Figoni, Beverly Hills Water
TH-38
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma B
Leading the Way for Climate Change Forecasting with Conservation Water Savings for Sustainable Communities - Lisa Maddaus, Maddaus Water
Lisa Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management, Inc.
TH-39
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma C
Online Water Education Center and Virtual Programs - Rhonda Himley,Moulton Niguel Water District
Rhonda Himley, Moulton Niguel Water District
TH-40
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Sonoma D
So You Want to do Leak Detection: Sharing Our Experiences and Findings - Kimberly Manago, Water System Optimization
Kimberly Manago, Water System Optimization
TH-41
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa A&B
Ask, Listen, Learn, and Share with WaterSense - Beth Livingston, US EPA
TH-42
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Napa C&D
Responding to Crisis: Best Practices for Shut Down and Reopening of Buildings - Christoph Lohr, IAPMO
TH-43
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma A
Compliance by the Numbers: Assessing the Effectiveness of Water Waste Enforcement Activities Using a Data-Driven Approach - Miguel Morales, City of Austin, TX
Miguel Morales, City of Austin, TX
TH-44
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma B
Playing the Field: Next-Generation Data and Planning to Boost Conservation Program Success - Shavonne Mays, Moulton Niguel Water District
Shavonne Mays, Moulton Niguel Water District
TH-45
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma C
A Digital Water Museum: Albert Robles Center Educational Exhibits - Jennifer Swart, Water Replenishment District
Jennifer Swart, Water Replenishment District
TH-46
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoma D
How Much Water Can Household Leak Detection Devices Save? - Amy Weinfurter, WaterNow Alliance
Amy Weinfurter, WaterNow Alliance
TH-47
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa A&B
Moral Appeals in Water Messaging: Speaking to Virtues Not Finances - Coy Callison, Texas Tech University
Coy Callison, Texas Tech University
TH-48
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Napa C&D
Evaluating Water Affordability and the Impact of Water Conservation on Water Bills at the Census Tract Level in Long Beach, California - William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Sessions subject to change without notice.

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The 13th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct 6-7, 2021, 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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