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
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1801
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
Scaling Up Investments in Water Innovations and Infrastructure
Sarah Musiker, WaterNow Alliance
W-1802
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma C
The State to State Domino Effect – The Water Loss Movement
Steven Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1803
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma D
Cape Town Report
Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
W-1804
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa A
Estimating Water Losses Using Irrigation Efficiency
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
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
W-1806
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa C
Use And Effectiveness Of Municipal Drought Restrictions: Interim Finding
Anil Bamezai, Western Policy Research
W-1807
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Translating Historical Water Wisdom to Contemporary Challenges
Leslie Johnson, University of Minnesota
W-1808
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma A
One-Stop Shop for Water and Energy Efficiency
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
W-1810
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma C
MWDOC Water Loss Control: Building a Regional Hub
Lucy Andrews, Water System Optimization
W-1811
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma D
New California Water Legislation
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1812
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa A
The Power of a Plant List!
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
Thomas Chesnutt, A&N Technical Services
W-1814
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa C
Watching the Rain – GIS, Mapping, and Conservation Outreach
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
W-1816
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Increasing Water Conservation in Cooling Towers Using Sphagnum Moss
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
Jonah Schein, US EPA WaterSense
W-1818
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma C
Piloting New Paths Toward Water Loss Control
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1819
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
AI and Machine Learning - The Next Generation of Smart Utility
W-1820
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Check the Soil and Save: Tackling the Problem of Landscape Overwatering
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
W-1821
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa B
Transforming Water: Water Efficiency as Infrastructure Investment
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)
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!
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
Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority
W-1825
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma B
Seeking the New Cool in Water Efficiency
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
Kevin Galvin, San Francisco Public Utility Commission
W-1827/W-1835
3:55 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
Leak Detection Technologies-Panel
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
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
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
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
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
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"
Reinhard Sturm, Water System Optimization
W-1836
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa A
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multicity Single Family Demand Study – Indoor
Krystal Drysdale, City of Phoenix
W-1837
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa B
A National Standard for a Home's Water Efficiency
Ryan Meres, RESNET
W-1838
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa C
State Survey of Climate Change Resiliency Efforts
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1839
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa D
Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Buildings
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
Orbit Irrigation, Orbit Irrigation
T-1800
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Community Based Social Marketing: Letting Go of Your Lawn
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
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
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
Measuring the Immeasurable: Are We Investing in Smarter Future Consumers
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1804
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
How Connected Devices Can Drive Sustainability
T-1805
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Water Loss Control in Hawaii
Kris Williams, Water System Optimization
T-1806
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Addressing the FEAR of Water Innovation
Peter Yolles, WaterSmart Software
T-1807
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Yin & Yang: Combining Energy & Water Efficiency to Maximize Customers
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
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
T-1809
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma B
Actionable Alerting: The Key to Customer Service Efficiency
Dana Haasz, WaterSmart Software
T-1810
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma C
Arizona Water Conservation Professionals Team up on CII Training
Leeann Yacuel, Salt River Project
T-1811
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma D
From Crisis to Conservation: Managing Water Resources in Kansas
James Meier, City of Hays
T-1812
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa A
Evolving Landscape Norms and Demographic Variations in Southwest Utah
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
Karyn Igar, Mesa Water District
T-1814
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa C
Lessons Learned: Tripling Fees Associated with Excess Use
Abbye Neel, Fort Collins Utility
T-1815
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa D
Saving Watts and Drops: Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs
T-1816
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma A
Impact of California's Urban Water Conservation on Electricity Consumption and Greenhouse Gas
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
Andree Johnson, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation
T-1818
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma C
Will Invitation-Only Pilot Programs Guide Future Conservation Efforts?
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
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
Joyce Warren, City of Frisco
T-1821
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa B
Water Loss Prevention and Revenue Recovery Program
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
Don Millstein, H2O Degree
T-1823
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa D
Reducing Water Loss by Capturing Ultra Low Flow
Brian Lee, Sonoma County Water Agency
T-1824
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma A
Water Reuse in Dense Urban Environments
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
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
Cate Jones, City of Austin, Austin Water
T-1827
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma D
Comprehensive Approach to Water Conservation Education
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
Eric Gilbey, Vectorworks Inc.
T-1829
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa B
The California Water Audit Validator (WAV) Certificate Program
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
Tyson Heine, Rancho California Water District
T-1832
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma A
WaterSense Remains in Jeopardy: Fighting to Save the EPA Labeling Program
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?
Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University
T-1834
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma C
Water Conservation Management: Measuring Effectiveness
Malini Benerjee, Dallas Water Utilities
Holly Holt, 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
T-1836
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa A
Auditing the Audit
Liesel Hans, Fort Collins Utilities
T-1837
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa B
Well, What Do You Know?
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
Debbi Figoni, City of Beverly Hills
T-1839
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa D
Innovative Partnership to Increase Water Efficiency & Watershed Health
Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1840
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma A
Gilbert's Water Checkup: Effective, Statistically Significant Savings
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
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
Shavonne Mays, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1843
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma D
Stormwater Management Practices' Role in Water Resource Protection
T-1844
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa A
Water Efficient Recognized Green Professional
Dean Minchillo, Tarrant Regional Water District
T-1845
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa B
Everyone Flushes: Toilet Upgrades for Income Qualified Residents
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
Jason Martin, Rancho California Water District
T-1847
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa D
Modeling the Mitigation of Seawater Intrusion
Modou Sowe, United Arab Emirates University
T-1848
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma A
Using Water Efficiency and Alternative Supplies to Drive Resilience
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
Kellock Irvin, Dropcountr
T-1850
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma C
New Pilot Program Helps Residents with Limited Incomes and Disabilities
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
T-1852
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa A
Importance of Irrigation Efficiency in Landscapes
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
T-1853
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa B
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multicity Single Family Demand Study – Outdoor
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
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
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?
Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council
T-1857
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Conservation Programs for Customers in Poverty
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
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
T-1860
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Weather-based Irrigation Controller Pilot Program
Priscilla Echeverry, Pasadena Water and Power
T-1861
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa B
Reducing Uncertainty of Regulatory and Market-Based Efficiency
Lisa Krentz, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1862
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa C
Economically Recoverable Water in Texas: Loss Control as Conservation
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
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
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
Deb Lane, City of Santa Rosa
F-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Water University: Science-Based Homeowner Education
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?
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
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?
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
Mike Antos, Santa Ana Watershed Project
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker

Sessions subject to change without notice.

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