Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2017 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 2017

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1698
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Sonoma A
SWAT Roundtable meeting (PDF)
W-1699
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Napa A
Towards Net Zero Water in LEED: A Forum on Whole Project Water Use
W-1700
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma A
Cooling Tower Upgrades Save 10,000,000 Gallons of Water per Year (PDF)
Darren Sversvold, City of Phoenix
W-1701
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
Sustainable Water Allocation: One City's Solution (PDF)
Cathy Rymer, City of Chandler
W-1702
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma C
Submetering and Leak Detection Advancements Cut Water Usage in Half (PDF)
Don Millstein, H20 Degree
W-1703
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma D
30+ Years of Water Efficiency Progress - But What is the Likely Future? (PDF)
John Koeller, Koeller and Company
W-1704
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa A
A New Ballgame: Empowering Homeowners to Score Landscape Water Savings (PDF)
Joni German, San Diego County Water Authority
W-1705
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa B
Application of Artificial Intelligence as Floods' Early Warning Tools
Mohammed Seyam, University College of Technology Sarawak
W-1706
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa C
A New Era: Refocusing the California Urban Water Conservation Council (PDF)
W-1707
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Metrics Beyond The Meter: Evaluating Tucson's Water Harvesting Program (PDF)
Candice Rupprecht, Tucson Water
W-1708
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma A
Managing Conservation Programs within Different Generation Groups (PDF)
Sarah Fleury, Castic Lake Water Agency
W-1709
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma B
Making Waves in the Utility Sector: Cloud-based Solutions (PDF)
W-1710
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma C
A Non-Revenue Water Tale of Five Cities (PDF)
Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A.
W-1711
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma D
Water Efficiency at Ted's Montana Grill: Piloting AWE's Restaurant Guide (PDF)
Jennifer Carlile, City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability
W-1712
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa A
AWE/American Water/Rachio - Peak Day Water Use Reduction Study (PDF)
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
W-1713
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa B
Domestic Hot Water Distribution Challenges in Multi-Family Construction (PDF)
Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates,Inc.
W-1714
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa C
Taking the Temperature on Drought Response Effectiveness (PDF)
Andree Johnson, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency
W-1715
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa D
Managing Stormwater at a Residential Level (PDF)
Doug Pushard, Harvest H2O
W-1716
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Targeted Site Visit Research Study (PDF)
W-1717
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma B
Innovative Campus Upgrades – Schools Pave the Road to Efficiency (PDF)
Darren Sversvold, City of Phoenix
W-1718
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma C
Impact of Largest Water Audit Validation Program in the Nation (PDF)
Kate Gasner, Water Systems Optimization
W-1719
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
Useful Perspectives from the International Water Community (PDF)
Lisa Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
W-1720
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Testing & Performance of Pressure Regulating Spray Sprinkler Bodies (PDF)
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
W-1721
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa B
24 X 7 Water Supply by Using Existing Resources
Sidramappa Dharane, Sveris College of Engineering Pandharpur
W-1722
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa C
Big Data and the Future Of Water Management (PDF)
Patrick Atwater, ARGO Labs
W-1723
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa D
Satellite Savings: GIS & the Army Reserve Rainwater Harvesting Strategy (PDF)
Trey Lewis, U.S. Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate
W-1724
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma A
Cleaning up on Conservation (PDF)
Shawn Sosa, Santa Rosa Water
W-1725
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma B
Selling Residential Water Efficiency: The MLS Green Features Addendum (PDF)
Frank Kinder, Colorado Springs Utilities
W-1726
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma C
Lights, Camera, Action Plan: The Los Angeles Water Loss Task Force (PDF)
W-1727
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma D
Changing the Landscape In a Small City Through Conservation Education (PDF)
Gail Donaldson, City of Allen
W-1728
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa A
AWE Landscape Transformation - Improving Outdoor WUE Programs (PDF)
Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services, Inc.
W-1729
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa B
Cost Effective Household Pollutant Remover
Jeyapalan Selvaretnam, Advanced Technology Institute
W-1730
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa C
The Drought: An IOU's Approach to Achieving Mandatory Conservation  (PDF)
Kurt Elvert, San Jose Water Company
W-1731
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa D
Rainwater and Graywater Myth Busters (PDF)
Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
W-1732
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma A
Performance-Based Incentives Encore – Are Custom Projects Saving Water? (PDF)
W-1733
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma B
Sustainable or Greenwashed: Creating Balanced Landscapes (PDF)
Bryce Carnehl, Hunter Industries
W-1734
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma C
Largest Water Loss TAP in the Nation – What's Been Done, and What's Next (PDF)
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
W-1735
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
Smart Controller Pilot - Don't Set It and Forget It (PDF)
Tim York, Aurora Water Conservation
W-1736
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa A
The Internet of Things: From Faucet to Farm (PDF)
W-1737
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa B
Net Blue National Ordinance: Making New Development Water Neutral (PDF)
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1738
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa C
Dealing with Consumption Data Outliers During Conservation Planning (PDF)
John Clayton, Hazen and Sawyer
W-1739
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa D
SURVEY SAYS - "People Blank Their Rain Barrel" (PDF)
Bill McDonnell, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1697
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Napa A
AWWA Water Conservation Committees Roundup
T-1698
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Sonoma A
Ensuring A Water Sustainable Future Through Digital Customer Engagement and Smart Analytics
Blake Eubanks, Smart Energy Water
T-1699
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sonoma C
Conservation Through Innovation
T-1700
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Measuring How Showers "Feel" on the Skin to Promote Low Flow Showerheads (PDF)
Bill Gauley, Gauley Associates, Ltd
T-1701
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma B
Water – Use It Wisely's Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Promotion & Contest (PDF)
Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa
T-1702
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma C
A Wild West Tale: Debunking the Myth That Conservation Increases Rates (PDF)
Candice Rupprecht, Tucson Water
T-1703
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
H20 Conservation Education That Works: All About the TEKS
William Nahas, City of Allen
T-1704
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
Metering Non-Potable Water: 5 -Year Study of Urban Irrigation Efficiency (PDF)
Joanna Endter-Wada, Utah State University
T-1705
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Got Ag? San Diego WUE Programs for the Ag Sector (PDF)
Michele Shumate, San Diego County Water Authority
T-1706
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
RESNET Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index Update (PDF)
Jacob Atalla, KB Homes
T-1707
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Making Commercial Benchmarking Accessible (PDF)
Becky Fedak, Brendle Group
T-1708
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma A
The Future of Blue is Green: Predesigned Gardens Spur Landscape Change (PDF)
Natalie Antonucci, Center for ReSource Conservation
T-1709
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma B
How we got 10,000 Facebook Followers (PDF)
Clint Wolfe, Texas A&M Agilife Water University
T-1710
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma C
Water Use in the Multifamily Residential Sector (PDF)
Jack Kiefer, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1711
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma D
QWEL: Tales from Two Adopting Organizations (PDF)
Carrie Pollard, Sonoma County Water Agency
T-1712
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa A
You Can't Play Soccer In a Perennial Bed: The Case for Turf In Sustainable Landscapes (PDF)
Paul Johnson, Utah State University Center for Water Efficient Landscaping
T-1713
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa B
Does On-Site Potable Reuse Have a Role in Water Sustainability? (PDF)
Adam Arnold, Tangent Company LLC
T-1714
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa C
Regulated Conservation Planning: Comparing Formal & Informal Processes (PDF)
Jonathan Kleinman, AIQUEOUS,LLC
T-1715
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa D
Garden On Eden: A Demonstration of Watershed Landscaping (PDF)
Gregory Bundesen, Sacramento Suburban Water District
T-1716
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma A
The New EPA Water Score (PDF)
Jonah Schein, WaterSense-U.S.EPA
T-1717
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma B
Creating a Conservation Pledge Campaign On a Duct Tape Budget (PDF)
Joshua Palmer, Utah Division of Water Resources
T-1718
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma C
Colorado River Basin: A Common Understanding of Conservation Planning? (PDF)
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
T-1719
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma D
Approaches to Demand & Conservation Forecasts and Dealing with Data Gaps (PDF)
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1720
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa A
Soil Moisture Sensor Performance in Homes Watering with Reclaimed Water (PDF)
Bernard Cardenas, University of Florida
T-1721
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa B
"The Hidden Reservoir”- Diversifying Supply Through Land Use Planning (PDF)
Becky Fedak, Brendle Group
T-1722
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa C
Best Practices for Water Conservation Management: Prescriptive or Budget (PDF)
Bryce Carnehl, Hunter Industries
T-1723
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa D
Energy Efficiency as a Water Conservation Resource (PDF)
David Ribeiro, American Council for Energy Efficient Economy
T-1724
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma A
Results from Four Dipper Well Monitoring and Replacement Projects (PDF)
Michael Slater, Frontier Energy,Inc.
T-1725
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma B
Why Consumers Don't Care About Wasting Water and What We Can Do About It (PDF)
Suzanne Shelton, Shelton Group
T-1726
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma C
M&V Guidelines, Water Retrofits, & NextGeneration PPPs for Public Sector (PDF)
Jorge Figueroa, Western Resource Advocates
T-1727
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma D
Plants: Why Won't You Take A Good Photo? (PDF)
Stephanie Anagnoson, Castaic Lake Water Agency
T-1728
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa A
Grow Power: Cultivating a Public-Private Partnership (PDF)
Kristin Bowman, East Bay Municipal Utility District
T-1729
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa B
Past & Future From an Engineer that has 50 Years of Experience (PDF)
Bill Hoffman, H.W.(Bill) Hoffman & Associates,LLC
T-1730
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa C
The Codification of Water Ratings: A Case Study (PDF)
Doug Pushard, Harvest H2O
T-1731
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa D
Water Conservation in Urban Communities: How the SNWA does it (PDF)
Jared Bilberry, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1732
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma A
Pressure Off Your Line is Pressure Off Your Mind (PDF)
Lisa Morgan-Perales, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
T-1733
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma B
Water Smart City Challenge: Leveraging Outreach Opportunities (PDF)
Patty Cortez, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
T-1734
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma C
Monitor My Use: Tales from an AMI web portal (PDF)
Liesel Hans, Fort Collins Utilities
T-1735
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma D
Comparison of Pattern Recognition and Auto Regressive Models for Short-Term Urban Water Demand Forec (PDF)
Paulo Oliveira, University of Cincinnati- UCOWR Scholarship Recipient
T-1736
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa A
Direct Install Turf Replacement: Changing an Old Concept (PDF)
Elaina Hurst, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1737
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa B
Peak Water Demand Study for Efficient Fixtures in Residential Buildings (PDF)
Dan Cole, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
T-1738
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa C
Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) and the New Normal for California Landscaping (PDF)
Ryan Stroupe, PG&E Pacific Energy Center
T-1739
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa D
The Hidden Gem – College Campuses In 14 States Know How to Save Water! (PDF)
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1740
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma A
Save Water, Get Recognized: Water Wise Gilbert for Commercial Customers (PDF)
Annikki Chamberlain, City of Gilbert Az.
T-1741
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma B
Leveraging Pop-Culture to Cut through the Noise - Branding Drought (PDF)
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1742
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma C
Conservation Toolbox: A Collaborative Platform for Conservation Research (PDF)
Luke Sires, California Water Efficiency Partnership
T-1743
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma D
Analytics for SmartFarming (Soil Library for Sensors) (PDF)
Arthish Bhaskar, California State U Fresno
T-1744
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa A
RICI Don't Lose That Number! The Residential Irrigation Capacity Index (PDF)
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1745
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa B
Automatic Device For Saving Water in Showerheads-Tests Results (PDF)
Fernando Landulfo, Laureate FMU
T-1746
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa C
ASHRAE 189.1: Moving at the Speed of Green (PDF)
Thomas Pape, Alliance for Water Efficiency/BMP
T-1747
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa D
On Your Terms: Comparing and Contrasting Water Efficiency Terminology (PDF)
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1748
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma A
Water Cops and Robbers: Policing Unreasonable Water Use in L.A. (PDF)
T-1749
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma B
Water Conservation in a Season of Abundance (PDF)
Shelly Cousineau, Sagent Marketing
T-1750
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma C
Urine Diverting Toilets In Europe: Nutrient Recovery and Use In Building (PDF)
T-1751
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma D
A System Dynamic Model and Visualization Tool for Water Demand and Supply at the State Level in the  (PDF)
Thuy Nguyen, Arizona State University
T-1752
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa A
Wi-Fi Irrigation Controllers, a New Tool for Contractors (PDF)
Anthony Long, Hunter Industries
T-1753
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa B
Water Conservation Technology Demonstrations for the Army (PDF)
T-1754
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa C
WaterSense in Jeopardy: Saving the EPA Water Labeling Program (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1755
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa D
Tapping into a New Conservation Technique: Automated Leak Detection (PDF)
Kelly Coplin, WaterSmart Software
T-1756
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma A
Keep Austin Wired – Guiding Water Efficient Behavior in a Mobile World (PDF)
Mark Jordan, Austin Water
T-1757
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Ensuring Successful AMI Implementation Through Public Engagement (PDF)
Sapna Mulki, Hahn Public Communications
T-1758
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma C
Peer Review of the Water Conservation Programs of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern Califo (PDF)
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
T-1759
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma D
A Water Budget Approach for Assessing Urban Residential Irrigation Performance (PDF)
Alan Lewis, Texas A&M University
T-1760
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Performance-Based Irrigation Management Works! - WSLEP Final Results (PDF)
Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority
T-1761
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa B
Saturation Incomplete! Water Savings Opportunities Have Been Left Behind! (PDF)
John Koeller, Koeller and Company (for the Alliance for Water Efficiency)
T-1762
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa C
The WE-Stand Water Efficiency Standard-Developed By Experts to Serve Sustainable Communities (PDF)
Peter DeMarco, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
T-1763
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa D
Irrigation Pressure – Is Too Much Fact or Fiction? (PDF)
Gregg Hooper, Moulton Niguel Water District
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
F-1701
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
Initiative to Reassess Performance Indicators for Water Loss Management (PDF)
George Kunkel, Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting
F-1702
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Results of 22 Monitoring Projects on Conveyor Dishwashers in Foodservice (PDF)
Amin Delagah, Fisher-Nickel
F-1703
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Sprinklers' Guide to the Galaxy: Engaging Customers to Sustain Savings (PDF)
Darren Nowels, Center for ReSource Conservation
F-1704
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
The Colorado Campus Collaboratory; Water Efficiency Preferences & Practices (PDF)
Paul Lander, University of Colorado Boulder
F-1705
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa A
Truth Be Told: Explaining the Real Relationship Between Conservation and Rates in Your Community (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
F-1706
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa B
Utilizing Debt Funding for Water Conservation Programs (PDF)
F-1707
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa C
Building Resilient Communities - Managing Landscapes During Drought (PDF)
Russ Sands, Brendle Group
F-1708
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa D
Colorado River Basin and Water Efficiency: A New Landscape? (PDF)
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
F-1709
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Sonoma C
Developing Collaborative Relationships for Conservation Projects (PDF)
Steve Moorhead, Water Returns
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker

Sessions subject to change without notice.

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The 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 4-6, 2017, 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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