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-1700
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma A
Cooling Tower Upgrades Save 10,000,000 Gallons of Water per Year
Darren Sversvold, City of Phoenix
W-1701
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
Sustainable Water Allocation: One City's Solution
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
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?
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
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
Impacts of Water Conservation and Drought Management on CIP Planning
Scott Cole, Freese and Nichols Inc.
W-1707
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Metrics Beyond The Meter: Evaluating Tucson's Water Harvesting Program
Candice Rupprecht, Tucson Water
W-1708
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma A
Managing Conservation Programs within Different Generation Groups
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
Meghan Bock, AIQUEOUS,LLC
W-1710
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Sonoma C
A Non-Revenue Water Tale of Five Cities
Troy Wagoner,P.E., 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
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
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
W-1713
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa B
Domestic Hot Water Distribution Challenges in Multi-Family Construction
Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates,Inc.
W-1714
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa C
Taking the Temperature on Drought Response Effectiveness
Andree Johnson, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency
W-1715
1:40 pm - 2:10pm
Napa D
Managing Stormwater at a Residential Level
Doug Pushard, Harvest H2O
W-1716
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Targeted Site Visit Research Study
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1717
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma B
Innovative Campus Upgrades – Schools Pave the Road to Efficiency
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
Kate Gasner, Water Systems Optimization
W-1719
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
Useful Perspectives from the International Water Community
Lisa Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
W-1720
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Testing & Performance of Pressure Regulating Spray Sprinkler Bodies
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
Patrick Atwater, ARGO Labs
W-1723
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa D
Satellite Savings: GIS & the Army Reserve Rainwater Harvesting Strategy
Trey Lewis, U.S. Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate
W-1724
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma A
Cleaning up on Conservation
Shawn Sosa, Santa Rosa Water
W-1725
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma B
Selling Residential Water Efficiency: The MLS Green Features Addendum
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
Penny Falcon, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
W-1727
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma D
Changing the Landscape In a Small City Through Conservation Education
Gail Donaldson, City of Allen
W-1728
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa A
AWE Landscape Transformation - Improving Outdoor WUE Programs
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
Kurt Elvert, San Jose Water Company
W-1731
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa D
Rainwater and Graywater Myth Busters
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?
Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-1733
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma B
Sustainable or Greenwashed: Creating Balanced Landscapes
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
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
W-1735
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
Smart Controller Pilot - Don't Set It and Forget It
Tim York, Aurora Water Conservation
W-1736
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa A
The Internet of Things: From Faucet to Farm
W-1737
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa B
A California Pilot Study in Landscape Area and Water Budgeting Standard
Chelsea Minton, OmniEarth,Inc.
W-1738
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa C
Disaggregated Water Demand Modeling for Non-Potable Reuse Planning in the Non-Residential Sector
Bruk Berhanu, University of Texas at Austin/Austin Water
W-1739
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
SURVEY SAYS - "People Blank Their Rain Barrel"
Bill McDonnell, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1700
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Cooling Tower Water Conservation - Big Savings for Commercial Customers
Mark Gentili, L.A.D.W.P.
T-1701
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma B
Water – Use It Wisely's Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Promotion & Contest
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
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
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
Michele Shumate, San Diego County Water Authority
T-1706
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
RESNET Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index Update
Jacob Atalla, KB Homes
T-1707
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Making Commercial Benchmarking Accessible
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
Natalie Antonucci, Center for ReSource Conservation
T-1709
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma B
How we got 10,000 Facebook Followers
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
Jack Kiefer, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1711
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma D
QWEL: Tales from Two Adopting Organizations
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
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?
Adam Arnold, Tangent Company LLC
T-1714
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa C
Regulated Conservation Planning: Comparing Formal & Informal Processes
Jonathan Kleinman, AIQUEOUS,LLC
T-1715
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa D
Garden On Eden: A Demonstration of Watershed Landscaping
Gregory Bundesen, Sacramento Suburban Water District
T-1716
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma A
The New EPA Water Score
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
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?
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
T-1720
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma D
Approaches to Demand & Conservation Forecasts and Dealing with Data Gaps
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
Bernard Cardenas, University of Florida
T-1721
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa B
"The Hidden Reservoir”- Diversifying Supply Through Land Use Planning
Becky Fedak, Brendle Group
T-1722
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa C
Best Practices for Water Conservation Management: Prescriptive or Budget
Bryce Carnehl, Hunter Industries
T-1723
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa D
Embedding Water Efficiency into Australia's Culture In Non-Crisis Times
Chris Philpot, Smart Approved WaterMark
T-1724
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma A
Results from Four Dipper Well Monitoring and Replacement Projects
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
Suzanne Shelton, Shelton Group
T-1726
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma C
M&V Guidelines, Water Retrofits, & NextGeneration PPPs for Public Sector
Jorge Figueroa, Western Resource Advocates
T-1727
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma D
Plants: Why Won't You Take A Good Photo?
Stephanie Anagnoson, Castaic Lake Water Agency
T-1728
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa A
Grow Power: Cultivating a Public-Private Partnership
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
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
Doug Pushard, Harvest H2O
T-1731
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa D
Water Conservation in Urban Communities: How the SNWA does it
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
Lisa Morgan-Perales, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
T-1733
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma B
Water Smart City Challenge: Leveraging Outreach Opportunities
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
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
Paulo Oliveira, University of Cincinnati
T-1736
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa A
Compelling Case of Collaboration for Conservation
Steve Moorhead, Water Returns
T-1737
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa B
Peak Water Demand Study for Efficient Fixtures in Residential Buildings
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
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!
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1740
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma A
A Data-Driven Look at an AMI-Based Leakage Outreach Program
Renee Davis, Fort Collins Utilities
T-1741
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma B
Leveraging Pop-Culture to Cut through the Noise - Branding Drought
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1742
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma C
Conservation Toolbox: A Collaborative Platform for Conservation Research
Luke Sires, California Water Efficiency Partnership
T-1743
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma D
Analytics for SmartFarming (Soil Library for Sensors)
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
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
Fernando Landulfo, Laureate FMU
T-1746
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa C
ASHRAE 189.1: Moving at the Speed of Green
Thomas Pape, Alliance for Water Efficiency/BMP
T-1747
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa D
Proactive Water Conservation Tools for Groundwater Management
Paul Granger, Port Washington Water District
T-1748
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma A
Water Cops and Robbers: Policing Unreasonable Water Use in L.A.
Enrique Silva, L.A.D.W.P.
T-1749
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma B
Water Conservation in a Season of Abundance
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
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
Thuy Nguyen, Arizona State University
T-1752
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa A
Wi-Fi Irrigation Controllers, a New Tool for Contractors
Anthony Long, Hunter Industries
T-1753
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa B
Water Conservation Technology Demonstrations for the Army
Elisabeth Jenicek, USACE, Construction Engineering Research Lab
T-1754
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa C
WaterSense in Jeopardy: Saving the EPA Water Labeling Program
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
Ellisa Feinstein, WaterSmart Software
T-1756
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma A
Keep Austin Wired – Guiding Water Efficient Behavior in a Mobile World
Mark Jordan, Austin Water
T-1757
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Ensuring Successful AMI Implementation Through Public Engagement
Sapna Mulki, Hahn Public Communications
T-1758
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma C
FL v. GA 142, Original - Water Demand Management at the US Supreme Court
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
T-1759
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma D
A Water Budget Approach for Assessing Urban Residential Irrigation Performance
Alan Lewis, Texas A&M University
T-1760
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Performance-Based Irrigation Management Works! - WSLEP Final Results
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!
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
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?
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
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
Amin Delagah, Fisher-Nickel
F-1703
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Sprinklers' Guide to the Galaxy: Engaging Customers to Sustain Savings
Darren Nowels, Center for ReSource Conservation
F-1704
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
The Colorado Campus Collaboratory; Water Efficiency Preferences & Practices
Paul Lander, University of Colorado Boulder
F-1705
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa A
Conservation and Incentive Programs
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
F-1706
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa B
Utilizing Debt Funding for Water Conservation Programs
Lindsay Rogers, WaterNow
F-1707
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa C
Building Resilient Communities - Managing Landscapes During Drought
Russ Sands, Brendle Group
F-1708
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa D
Colorado River Basin and Water Efficiency: A New Landscape?
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
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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