Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2018 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 2018

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1800
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma A
Voucher Programs (PDF)
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1801
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
Scaling Up Investments in Water Innovations and Infrastructure (PDF)
Sarah Musiker, WaterNow Alliance
W-1802
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma C
The State to State Domino Effect – The Water Loss Movement (PDF)
Steven Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1803
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma D
Cape Town Report (PDF)
Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
W-1804
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa A
Estimating Water Losses Using Irrigation Efficiency (PDF)
Gabriel Michael, Blue Watchdog Conservation Group
W-1805
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa B
View from the Dias: Reaching out to Local Elected Officials (PDF)
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
W-1806
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa C
Use and Effectiveness Of Municipal Drought Restrictions: Interim Finding (PDF)
Anil Bamezai, Western Policy Research
W-1807
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Translating Historical Water Wisdom to Contemporary Challenges (PDF)
Leslie Johnson, University of Minnesota
W-1808
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma A
One-Stop Shop for Water and Energy Efficiency (PDF)
Melody Seesangrit, Irvine Ranch Water District
W-1809
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma B
New Disruptive Green and Safe Technology in Biocide Water Treatment (PDF)
W-1810
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma C
MWDOC Water Loss Control: Building a Regional Hub (PDF)
Lucy Andrews, Water System Optimization
W-1811
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma D
California's New Water Conservation Laws: Coming to a theatre near you?  (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
W-1812
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa A
The Power of a Plant List! (PDF)
Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M Agrilife Research
W-1813
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa B
Lower Water Bills: The Outcome of LA Conservation and Efficient Rates (PDF)
Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services
W-1814
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa C
Watching the Rain – GIS, Mapping, and Conservation Outreach (PDF)
Ariana Wilfley, California Water Service
W-1815
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa D
ASR to Enhance Resilience Value of Stormwater and Direct Potable Reuse (PDF)
W-1816
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Increasing Water Conservation in Cooling Towers Using Sphagnum Moss (PDF)
David Knighton, Creative Water Solutions
W-1817
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma B
Using the EPA Water Score to Improve Multifamily Property Water Use (PDF)
Jonah Schein, US EPA WaterSense
W-1818
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma C
Piloting New Paths Toward Water Loss Control (PDF)
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1819
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
AI and Machine Learning - The Next Generation of Smart Utility (PDF)
W-1820
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Check the Soil and Save: Tackling the Problem of Landscape Overwatering (PDF)
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
W-1821
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa B
Transforming Water: Water Efficiency as Infrastructure Investment (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1822
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa C
Effectiveness of Watering Restrictions in Texas (SAWS & NTMWD) (PDF)
Jeremy Rice, Freese and Nichols Inc.
W-1823
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa D
Rain Barrels & The Education That Should Come With Them! (PDF)
Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M Agrilife Research
W-1824
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma A
Moving the Needle: San Diego Region's Successful Marketing Tactics (PDF)
Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority
W-1825
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma B
Seeking the New Cool in Water Efficiency (PDF)
Elise Goldman, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-1826
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma C
“You May Have a Leak!” - Automating Leak Alert Notifications (PDF)
Kevin Galvin, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Chris Hewes, Woodard & Curran
W-1827/W-1835
3:55 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
Leak Detection Technologies-Panel (PDF)
Ryan Kim, Phyn
Keri Waters, Buoy
Gabriel Halimi, Flo Technologies
Eric Adler, Flume
Clay Kraus, Rachio

W-1828
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa A
AWE Landscape Transformation Research Project: Water Analytics (PDF)
Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services
W-1829
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa B
Codified Water Ratings: The First 18 Months in Review (PDF)
Mike Collignon, Green Builder Coalition
W-1830
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa C
Demand Forecasting Using an Intelligent Model: A Study for Las Vegas (PDF)
Kazi Tamaddun, University of Nevada Las Vegas
W-1831
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Napa D
Rehydrating US: The New Water Paradigm Comes to the US (PDF)
Pamela Berstler, G3, Green Gardens Group
Lisa Cuellar Menezes, California Water Efficiency Partnership
W-1832
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma A
WaterStar Business Recognition Program for CII Sector (PDF)
Allan Pascual, Irvine Ranch Water District
W-1833
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma B
Extreme Water Makeover
Norma Armenta, Liberty Utilities
W-1834
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma C
The Washington Water Audit Pilot Program: Moving Past "Percent Leakage" (PDF)
Reinhard Sturm, Water System Optimization
W-1836
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa A
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multi-city Single Family Demand Study – Outdoor (PDF)
Krystal Drysdale, City of Phoenix
W-1837
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa B
A National Standard for a Home's Water Efficiency (PDF)
Ryan Meres, RESNET
W-1838
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa C
State Survey of Climate Change Resiliency Efforts (PDF)
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1839
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa D
Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Buildings (PDF)
Ines Meireles, University of Aveiro
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1799
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Sonoma A
Conservation Through Innovation: How We Saved 25 Billion Gallons of Water (PDF)
Orbit Irrigation, Orbit Irrigation
T-1800
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Community Based Social Marketing: Letting Go of Your Lawn (PDF)
Lisa Cuellar Menezes, California Water Efficiency Partnership
Krista Reger, Long Beach Water
T-1801
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma B
Water U Doing? Road Trip (PDF)
Clint Wolfe, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University
T-1802
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma C
Findings for a Smart Controller Incentive Program: Savings and Risks (PDF)
T-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
Measuring the Immeasurable: Are We Investing in Smarter Future Consumers? (PDF)
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1804
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
How Connected Devices Can Drive Sustainability (PDF)
T-1805
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Water Loss Control in Hawaii (PDF)
Kris Williams, Water System Optimization
T-1806
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Addressing the FEAR of Water Innovation (PDF)
Peter Yolles, WaterSmart Software
T-1807
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Yin & Yang: Combining Energy & Water Efficiency to Maximize Customers (PDF)
Mugimin Lukito, Southern California Gas Company
T-1808
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma A
Efficiency Leads - How Water Demand Management Drives Industry Success (PDF)
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
T-1809
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma B
Actionable Alerting: The Key to Customer Service Efficiency (PDF)
Dana Haasz, WaterSmart Software
T-1810
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma C
Arizona Water Conservation Professionals Team Up on CII Training (PDF)
Leeann Yacuel, Salt River Project
T-1811
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma D
From Crisis to Conservation: Managing Water Resources in Kansas (PDF)
James Meier, City of Hays
T-1812
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa A
Evolving Landscape Norms and Demographic Variations in Southwest Utah (PDF)
Ryan White, Washington County Water Conservancy
T-1813
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa B
Water Audit Data Validity Grades: The Value and Challenge of Aiming High (PDF)
Karyn Igar, Mesa Water District
T-1814
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa C
Lessons Learned: Tripling Fees Associated with Excess Use (PDF)
Abbye Neel, Fort Collins Utility
T-1815
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa D
Targeted Site Visit Research Study and Birth of a New Program (PDF)
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1816
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma A
Impact of California's Urban Water Conservation on Electricity Consumption and Greenhouse Gas (PDF)
Frank Loge, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
T-1817
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma B
What Now? How 26 Agencies are Dealing with California's Legislation (PDF)
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1818
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma C
Will Invitation-Only Pilot Programs Guide Future Conservation Efforts? (PDF)
Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
T-1819
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma D
Giving Kids a WHALE of a Time Learning How to Protect Watersheds (PDF)
Rhonda Himley, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1820
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa A
Moving Beyond ET Controllers to Curb Water Waste in a Fast Growing City (PDF)
Joyce Warren, City of Frisco
T-1821
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa B
Water Loss Prevention and Revenue Recovery Program (PDF)
Craig Irey, Irvine Ranch Water District
T-1822
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa C
Updates on Regulations/Best Practices for Wireless and Cloud-based Submetering (PDF)
Don Millstein, H2O Degree
T-1823
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa D
Reducing Water Loss by Capturing Ultra Low Flow (PDF)
Brian Lee, Sonoma County Water Agency
T-1824
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma A
Water Reuse in Dense Urban Environments (PDF)
Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Water
T-1825
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma B
The Grass is Always Greener:Using Social Marketing to Motivate Homeowners (PDF)
Devon Booth, Resource Central
T-1826
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma C
Keep Austin Chillin': A Strategy to Reduce Cooling Tower Water Demand (PDF)
Cate Jones, City of Austin, Austin Water
T-1827
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma D
Comprehensive Approach to Water Conservation Education (PDF)
Christine Chavez, City of Santa Fe
T-1828
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa A
Using Design Technology to Meet Water Efficient Landscape Requirements (PDF)
Eric Gilbey, Vectorworks Inc.
T-1829
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa B
The California Water Audit Validator (WAV) Certificate Program (PDF)
Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority
T-1830
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa C
Using AMI Data & Aerial Imagery to Protect Revenue and Reduce Water Loss (PDF)
Tyson Heine, Rancho California Water District
T-1831
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa D
Wresting Devils from Details: Water & Energy Utility Program Collaboration (PDF)
Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1832
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma A
WaterSense Remains in Jeopardy: Fighting to Save the EPA Labeling Program (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1833
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma B
Growing Social: Can Twitter Help Your Public Outreach Take Flight? (PDF)
Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University
T-1834
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma C
Water Conservation Management: Measuring Effectiveness (PDF)
Malini Banerjee, City of Dallas Water Utilities
Holly Holt-Torres, City of Dallas Water Utilities
T-1835
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma D
Hydroeconomic Resiliency of U.S. Cities: A Virtual Water Trade Network Approach (PDF)
T-1836
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa A
Auditing the Audit (PDF)
Liesel Hans, Fort Collins Utilities
T-1837
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa B
Well, What Do You Know? (PDF)
Alice Webb-Cole, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1838
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa C
Driving your AMI Like a Tesla by City of Beverly Hills (PDF)
Debbi Figoni, City of Beverly Hills
T-1839
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa D
Innovative Partnership to Increase Water Efficiency & Watershed Health (PDF)
Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1840
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma A
Gilbert's Water Checkup: Effective, Statistically Significant Savings (PDF)
Andrew Pirrone, Town of Gilbert Arizona
T-1841
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma B
Water Efficiency: It Is Not Just For the Desert Southwest Anymore (PDF)
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1842
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma C
Breaking the Rebate Mold, Comp the Customer's Time (PDF)
Shavonne Mays, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1843
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma D
Stormwater Management Practices' Role in Water Resource Protection (PDF)
T-1844
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa A
Water Efficient Recognized Green Professional (PDF)
Dean Minchillo, Tarrant Regional Water District
T-1845
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa B
Everyone Flushes: Toilet Upgrades for Income Qualified Residents (PDF)
Darren Nowels, Resource Central
T-1846
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa C
Empowering the Customer-Using AMI to Provide Real-Time Use Data (PDF)
Jason Martin, Rancho California Water District
T-1847
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa D
Climate Threats to Urban Landscapes in the Las Vegas Valley – Initial Findings (PDF)
T-1848
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma A
Using Water Efficiency and Alternative Supplies to Drive Resilience  (PDF)
Trey Lewis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate McMordie Stoughton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
T-1849
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma B
Se Habla Español? Your Spanish-speaking Customers Deserve to Know (PDF)
Kellock Irvin, Dropcountr
T-1850
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma C
New Pilot Program Helps Residents with Limited Incomes and Disabilities (PDF)
Sabrina Colias, Solano County Water Agency
T-1851
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma D
Advancing Understanding of Residential Water Use Via Low Cost, Open Source, Smart Metering (PDF)
T-1852
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa A
Importance of Irrigation Efficiency in Landscapes (PDF)
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
T-1853
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa B
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multi-city Single Family Demand Study – Indoor (PDF)
Krystal Drysdale, City of Phoenix
T-1854
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa C
Alliance for Water Efficiency 2017 State Scorecard: National Trends in Water Efficiency (PDF)
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-1855
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa D
AMI Customer Side Leak Detection – Conservation's New Low-Hanging Fruit (PDF)
Greg Bundesen, Sacramento Suburban Water District
T-1856
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma A
Drinking Water 1-2-3: Are Your Community Officials In-the-Know? (PDF)
Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council
T-1857
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Conservation Programs for Customers in Poverty (PDF)
Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System
T-1858
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma C
LA's Water Conservation Potential Study Targets a Sustainable Future (PDF)
Jevon Lam, Los Angeles Department of Water
T-1859
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma D
The Colorado River Basin in Transition: A Multi-City Survey of Public Attitudes (PDF)
T-1860
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Weather-based Irrigation Controller Pilot Program (PDF)
Priscilla Echeverry, Pasadena Water and Power
T-1861
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa B
Reducing Uncertainty of Regulatory and Market-Based Efficiency (PDF)
Lisa Krentz, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1862
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa C
Economically Recoverable Water in Texas: Loss Control as Conservation (PDF)
Tim Loftus, Texas State University
T-1863
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa D
Rebuild, Recover, Renew, a Proactive Approach to Landscaping After Fires (PDF)
Kris Loomis, Sonoma County Water Agency
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
F-1801
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
CropSWAP – A Crop Replacement Rebate Program for Agricultural Users (PDF)
Justin Haessly Sr., Rancho California Water District
F-1802
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Demonstrating the Nexus between Water Efficiency and Storm Water-Part II (PDF)
Deb Lane, City of Santa Rosa
F-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Water University: Science-Based Homeowner Education (PDF)
Clint Wolfe, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University
F-1804
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
What Happens When the Well Runs Dry? (PDF)
Matthew VanDyke, Appalachian State University
F-1805
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa A
Communicating with Ratepayers: Getting Past “Paying More for Less”
Todd Cristiano, Raftelis Consulting
Sarah Musiker, WaterNow Alliance
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
Melissa Elliott, Raftelis Consulting
Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District
F-1806
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa B
Education, Conservation and Incentives: Landscapes and Outdoor Water Use (PDF)
Paul Lander, University of Colorado
F-1807
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa C
Restaurant Recognition: Would You Like Water Savings With Your Order? (PDF)
Veronica Blette, US EPA WaterSense
Norma Guzman-Kennedy, El Paso Water
Laurel Loftin, Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities
Jenyffer Vasquez, Long Beach Water
Christine Chavez, City of Santa Fe
F-1808
9:40 am - 11:10 am
Napa D
Water-Energy Community Action Network (PDF)
Mike Antos, Santa Ana Watershed Project
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker

Sessions subject to change without notice.

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The 11th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 3-5, 2018, 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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