Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2016 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.

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 2016

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1600
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma A
Millions of sqft, Millions of Dollars, Millions of Lessons Learned
William McDonnell, Metropolitan Water District of Southern Calif
W-1601
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
New York City's Municipal Water Efficiency Program
Ben Huff, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
W-1602
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma C
How Apparent is Unmetered Water Use
David Wallenstein, East Bay Municipal Utility District
W-1603
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma D
Using Infographics to Make Conservation Facts and Figures Appealing
Natalie Pavlovski, California Water Service Company
W-1604
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa A
Smart Irrigation Controllers Still Need Smart People
John Whitcomb, Waterfluence
W-1605
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa B
Blue A La Carte
Marilyn Crenshaw, Green and Blue Architect
W-1606
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa C
What Works, What Doesn't and Why - Sacramento Regional Drought Response
Amy Talbot, RWA/Water Efficiency Program
W-1607
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Green Gold: Sustainable Currency from Design through Implementation
W-1608
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Sonoma A
Moving Beyond Rebates: Rethinking Incentives for Multi-Family Efficiency
Deb Finnerty, Denver Water
W-1609
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Sonoma B
Advanced Smart Metering Technologies and Software for Precise End-Use ID
Francisco Arregui de la Cruz, ITA-Universidad Politencnia de Valencia
W-1610
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Sonoma C
Water Loss Control Collaborative - California's Doing It
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
W-1611
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Sonoma D
Educating Stakeholders in Conservation
Stephanie Anagnoson, Castaic Lake Water Agency
W-1612
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Napa A
Living Landscapes: Water Conservation in a Modern Day American Home
Natalie Sullivan, Center for ReSource Conservation
W-1613
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Napa B
Primary Data of Water Use Trends in Single Family Residences
Paulette Fenderson, City of Phoenix Water Department
W-1614
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Napa C
Five Years: Lessons Learned from Sustained Drought in Austin Texas
Drema Gross, Austin Water
W-1615
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Napa D
Don't Dig Greywater Ready? You Shouldn't Have To!
Tom Wood, Nexus eWater
W-1616
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Artificial Turf Politics within Cash for Grass
Sarah Fleury, Castaic Lake Water Agency
W-1617
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma B
How Behavioral Science can Help Save Water and More
Robert Hahn, University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
W-1618
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma C
LADWP-Large Meter Accuracy Degradation; The Silent Revenue Thief
Kenneth Molli, Veolia North America
W-1619
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
Crowdsourcing Creativity Through Contests
Kostoula Vallianos, Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
W-1620
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Landscape Water Savings Program for HOA Landscapes
Jeff Lee, Town of Gilbert Water Conservation
W-1621
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa B
Bottle Irrigation Using Saline Water
Kishoth Navaretnarajah, Sagacious Water Society
W-1622
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa C
Drought Response Reduces Water Use by 30% for Sacramento Suburban WD
Gregory Bundensen, Sacramento Suburban Water District
W-1623
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa D
Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Single-Family Greywater Systems
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1624
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sonoma A
Coping with Drought: Investigating Media Impact on Water Consumption
Kim Quesnel, Stanford University
Patricia Gonzales, Stanford University
W-1625
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sonoma B
Using a Water Conservation Scorecard to Promote Cons. & Efficiency
Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
W-1626
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sonoma C
Masterplanning for Non-Revenue Water
W-1627
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sonoma D
Educating Professionals in Landscape Water Conservation: Online Master's
Adrea Wheaton, Center for Water Efficient Landscaping Utah University
W-1628
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Napa A
Set Customers up for Success: Baseline Irrigation Influences Conservation
Mackenzie Boyer, University of Florida
W-1629
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Napa B
Desalination vs. Conservation in Rockland County, NY: Surprise Findings
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers and Associates, Inc.
W-1630
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Napa C
Think Fast: Planning Ahead for Rapid Drought Response
W-1631
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Napa D
Clearing Up a Gray Area: Simplifying Graywater Use in Austin
Robert Stefani, Austin Water
W-1632
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Sonoma A
Yes, Conservation Programs Do Save Water! Here's How Much…
Kat Wuelfing, Erler & Kalinowski
W-1633
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Sonoma B
How does the Environmental Consciousness Act when Emoticon Feedback was Used
Yurina Otaki, Hitotsubashi University
W-1634
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Sonoma C
Digging Deep Into Non-Revenue Water Reduction Beyond Water Audits
W-1635
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Sonoma D
Beyond Conservation: Telling the Whole Story of Water
Denise Hickey, North Texas Municipal Water District
W-1636
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Napa A
Improving Weather-Demand Analyses using Historical Radar Rainfall Data
John Clayton, Hazen and Sawyer, PC
W-1637
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Napa B
Bad to the Blade
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Michael Drinkwine, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1638
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Napa C
Drought and El Nino Affects on Conservation
Sarah Fleury, Castaic Lake Water Agency
W-1639
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm
Napa D
Advancing Local Greywater Systems
Ursula Schmidt, Pasadena Water & Power
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1600
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
"Watch Me Pull a Rabbit Out of My Hat!" Performance Based Incentives
Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern Calif
T-1601
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma B
Discovery Program: Place-Based Learning Driven by Smart Phone Technology
Kerry Schwartz, Arizona Wet
T-1602
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma C
Role of Cities in the Virtual Water Networks of U.S. Commodity Flows
Susana Garcia, The Pennsylvania State University
T-1603
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
Family H20 STEM Lab: Engaging Multiple Generations in Water Science
Tina Sleeper, City of Phoenix
T-1604
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
Community Partnerships Shift Desertscapes to Rain-Holding Gardens
Pamela Berstler, G3, Green Gardens Group
T-1605
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
POU Water Recycling and Reuse: Cut Down on Purple Infrastructure
Azita Yazdain, Energy Systems Inc.
T-1606
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Lessons From California Drought & What it Means for the Rest of the U.S.
John Farner, Irrigation Association
T-1607
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Under Pressure: The Hidden Threat of High Pressure in Water Systems
George Kunkel, Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting
T-1608
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Sonoma A
Performance-Based Water Conservation with WERS
Mike Collignon, Green Builder Coalition
T-1609
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Sonoma B
“Are Restaurants Thirsty for Water Savings?”
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
T-1610
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Sonoma C
Water Energy and Climate Nexus: The Role of Underutilized Renewable Energy
Juliet Ohemeng-Ntiamoah, Tennessee Tech University
T-1611
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Sonoma D
Water for the Future: Educating Children about Home Water Check-Ups
Melody Seesangrit, Irvine Ranch Water District
T-1612
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Napa A
SMWD SustainaBlue Design Studio
Nate Adams, Santa Margarita Water District
T-1613
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Napa B
Reduction Potential of Supplied Water Demand by Multiple Water Resources
Kaori Nishida, Ochanomizu University
T-1614
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Napa C
How Low Can We Go? Codes and Measures Push Beyond 20% Savings by 2020
Lisa Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
T-1615
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Napa D
Great Lakes Water Loss Pilots - Unique Challenges, General Methodology
Lucy Andrews, Water System Optimization
T-1616
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Sonoma A
Quantifying Water Savings from High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzle Programs
Mark Graham, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1617
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Sonoma B
Don't Be a Drip - A Behavior Change Campaign to Promote Saving Water
Tonya Peters, Orange Circle Consulting
T-1618
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Sonoma C
Enhancing Homeowner Skills for Improving Landscape Irrigation Efficiency
Joanna Endter-Wada, Utah State University
T-1619
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Sonoma D
Beyond the Classroom: Self-Paced Learning at Your Fingertips
Matthew Dickens, Valencia Water Company
T-1620
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Napa A
Irrigation Detection Algorithms and Customer Compliance
Douglas Flanzer, WaterSmart Software
T-1621
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Napa B
Helping Homeowners Conserve Water By Providing Access To Hourly Water Co
Allen Berthold, Texas AgriLife, Texas Water Resources Institute
T-1622
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Napa C
Water Research Foundation Residential End Uses of Water - Final Results
Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
T-1623
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Napa D
Death Knell; Barriers to Utility Water Conservation: How Do We Fix Them?
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1624
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Sonoma A
World Water Leaders-Innovative National/International Program Strategies
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
T-1625
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Sonoma B
How to Call Out a Rap Mogul on Water Issues
Steve Snyder, Denver Water
T-1626
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Sonoma C
Information for Water Demand Analysis: Barriers and Best Practices
Lisa Krentz, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
T-1627
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Sonoma D
Sharing AMI Data with Customers to Improve Water Use Awareness
Abby Owens, City of Plano
T-1628
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Napa A
Roadblocks to Effective Irrigation: Why We Have Trouble Saving Water
Parry Webb, Weathermatic
T-1629
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Napa B
Irrifluenza: Understanding Landscape Irrigation System Problems
Chris Willig, Water Influence
T-1630
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Napa C
Water Research Foundation Residential End Uses of Water - Final Results
Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
T-1631
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Napa D
Detecting Irregular Customer Usage Contributing to Non-Revenue Water
T-1632
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Sonoma A
Spreading the Wealth - CII Conservation Programs
Rick Vasilopulos, Castaic Lake Water Agency
T-1633
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Sonoma B
Really, What Factors Promote Behaviors to Conserve Water?
T-1634
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Sonoma C
Save Water with Land Use Planning: A Manual for How-To
Drew Beckwith, Western Resource Advocates
T-1635
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Sonoma D
C4K - Water Education & Outreach for Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens
Jeremiah Shea, West Basin Municipal Water District
T-1636
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Napa A
Outdoor Conservation - The Last Frontier
Manny Rosas, Consultant
T-1637
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Napa B
Sustainable Conservation through Collaboration and Analytics
Stephanie Duer, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
T-1638
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Napa C
Mandatory Retrofits for the Commercial Sector: From Ordinance to Enforce
Stephanie Kister, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
T-1639
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Napa D
Using AMI Data to Analyze Water Loss by Pressure Zone
T-1640
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonoma A
How Detailed Imagery, GIS & Software Enhance Landscape Water Budgets
Richard Harris, East Bay Municipal Utility District
T-1641
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonoma B
Reaching the Spanish-Speaking Landscaper
Armando Salas, Green Media Creations
T-1642
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonoma C
Net Blue National Ordinance: Making New Development Water Neutral
Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficieny
T-1643
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonoma D
U.S. DOE Resources for Sustainable Low-Energy Water Utilities
Scott Hutchins, U.S. Department of Energy
T-1644
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Napa A
The Effectiveness of Required Commercial Irrigation Inspections
T-1645
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Napa B
Generating Typical Hot Water Draw Patterns for Residential Building Energy Use
Jim Lutz, Consultant
T-1646
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Napa C
Better Rates and Budgeting in an Uncertain World: Probability Management
Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services
T-1647
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Napa D
The Evolution of a Statewide Water Loss Program in Wisconsin
Denise Schmidt, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
T-1648
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Sonoma A
LADWP's Water Conservation Potential Study Part Deux
Jevon Lam, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
T-1649
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Sonoma B
Commercial Connections: Getting Conservation into Businesses
Frank Kinder, Colorado Springs Utilities
T-1650
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Sonoma C
Capturing Water Efficiency Savings for EPA's Clean Power Plan
Cassandra Kubes, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
T-1651
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Sonoma D
The Energy Angle on the Water-Energy Nexus for System Water Losses
T-1652
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Napa A
Defining Sprinkler Efficiency: A Comparison of Methods and Effectiveness
Patrick Hibbs, Rainbird Corporation
T-1653
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Napa B
Get REAL savings! Energy/Water Utilities Team on CII Water Efficiency
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
T-1654
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Napa C
Green Codes & Standards Impact on Landscapes and Irrigation
Brent Mecham, Irrigation Association
T-1655
3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Napa D
Calmness - A Key Ingredient for Network Resilience.
Cliff Jones, Syrinix Inc.
T-1656
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sonoma A
Reducing Residential Leaks through the Power of AMI
Robert Kalarsarinis, Cucamonga Valley Water District
T-1657
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sonoma B
Education Undercover: The Tappy Project
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1658
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sonoma C
Exploratory Data Analysis Supports Water Demand Model Development
David Bracciano, Tampa Bay Water
T-1659
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sonoma D
Demonstrating the Nexus between Water Efficiency and Storm Water
Debra Lane, City of Santa Rosa
T-1660
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Napa A
High Tech Joins High Touch in the Landscape
Kelly Kopp, Utah State University
T-1661
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Napa B
Practical Lessons for Water Efficency in Commercial Kitchens
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Richard Young, Fisher-Nickel Inc
T-1662
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Napa C
Implementing an Allocation Based Tiered Rate Structure with Grace
Amy K. McNulty, Irvine Ranch Water District
T-1663
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Napa D
Institutional and Regulation Preparatio to Face Drought in Colombia
Diana Callejas, Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development
T-1664
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma A
New York City's Upstate Customer Water Demand Management Program
Peter Mayer, Water Demand Management
T-1665
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Everyone Has A Good Idea … Which One Do You Implement?
Lindsey Gibson, Castaic Lake Water Agency
T-1666
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma C
Disentangling Demand: Conservation Programs, Consumer Preferences, Rates
Gary Woodard, Montgomery & Associates
T-1667
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma D
Contribution of SF Water Conservation to Climate Change Mitigation
Kimberly Stern Liddell, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
T-1668
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Aligning Allocation Based Rates with Smart Irrigation Controllers
Shavonne Mays, Irvine Ranch Water District
T-1669
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa B
MaP PREMIUM - How Higher Standards Help Drive and Change the Market
John Koeller, Koeller
T-1670
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa C
I Conserved - Your Raised Rates – Yes But You Pay Less
Bill Hoffman, Water Management Inc.
T-1671
4:15 pm - 4:10 pm
Napa D
A Meta-Review Taking Stock of Water -Energy Nexus Research
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
F-1602
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Mining GIS for Program Planning, Evaluation, and Justification
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
F-1603
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma B
Trouble at Home: Meet the Americans without Running Water
George McGraw, The DigDeep Right to Water Project (DIGDEEP)
F-1604
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma C
Leveraging Partnerships to Transform Landscapes
Carrie Pollard, Sonoma County Water Agency
F-1606
9:00am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
NRW in the Fast Lane: The Citizens Energy Non-Revenue Water Initiative
Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh & Associates
F-1607
9:35 am - 11:05 am
Sonoma A
WaterSense at 10 – Where have we been, where will we go?
Veronica Blette, U.S. EPA WaterSense Program
F-1608
9:35 am - 11:05 am
Sonoma B
Water Energy Nexus Program Development and Coordination
F-1609
9:35 am - 11:05 am
Sonoma C
“Climate Smart"-Case Studies/Policies on Planning for Climate Change
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management
F-1610
9:35 am - 11:05 am
Sonoma D
Water Efficiency and the Colorado River Basin: New Community Approaches?
Cindy Dyballa, Moderator
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker

Sessions subject to change without notice.

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The ninth WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 5-7, 2016, 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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