California Water Policy 26
April 6 & 7, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott at Liberty Station, San Diego
The annual California Water Policy
Conference is excited to be returning to
Southern California with our first ever
visit to beautiful San Diego. The conference
will be held April 6 & 7, 2017 at the
Courtyard by Marriott, Liberty Station. As
the premier venue bringing together water
leaders representing agricultural,
environmental, urban, environmental justice,
government, and private sector
constituencies and perspectives, as well as
interested individuals from the general
public, the conference provides a unique
forum where attendees can inform and be
informed through active dialogue.
California’s water management challenges
continue to intensify. Climate change will
exacerbate the numerous underlying stresses
and strains impacting water delivery systems
throughout the State, which already have
most active constituencies screaming. Like
the drips and drabs falling from a melting
ice cream cone, the flexibility and
capability to successfully manage the often
conflicting demands of water supply
reliability, environmental management,
species health, water quality, social
equity, headwaters, and water rights, is
evaporating with as yet unknown but
undoubtedly serious ramifications for
California, its economy, our quality of
life, and the State’s extraordinary aquatic
and water dependent ecosystems.
Join us at the 26th California Water Policy
Conference where we will discuss the issues,
hear various perspectives, and participate
in a conversation with those making and
shaping California water policy.
We are very excited to announce two of our plenary speakers....
Our opening keynote speaker will be Jeff Kightlinger, general manager and chief executive officer for The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. As general manager, he manages the District's $1.8 billion annual budget and 1,800 employees to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of high quality water every day throughout Southern California. As the general manager of the largest municipal water provider in the nation delivering an average of over 2 billion gallons of water a day to 19 million customers, Jeff finds himself at the epicenter of most major water issues in California and tries to successfully navigate the fault lines. We look forward to hearing how he views the emerging water policy terrain.
Our lunch speaker on Thursday, April 6 will be Lois Henry, a columnist and investigative reporter with the Bakersfield Californian since 1990. Lois is known for tackling tough issues and her extensive reporting on California water. Her columns include water issues impacting the entire state as well as those impacting her local community. She is a wealth of knowledge and very candid. We expect a lively lunch conversation.
Who are we
Now in its 26th year, the California Water
Policy Conference is the premier venue for
inclusive, engaging and frank discussion of
the most pressing water issues of the day.
The conference brings together policy
thinkers and management leaders representing
diverse constituencies and perspectives who
are seeking to inform and be informed
through active dialogue. Every year over 300
participants from around the State attend
this conference to network with their
colleagues, listen to perspectives they may
have not heard before and learn about new
programs and ideas.
The conference agenda is put together by a diverse planning committee that strives to identify the most current topics and best speakers to offer insight and debate with the goal being to educate, enlighten and inform our attendees. We hope you will join us at this year’s conference.
Please feel free to connect with us either by sending an email toinfo@CAwaterPolicy.org or talking with us at 858-272-6804.
California Water Policy • info@CAwaterPolicy.org • 858-272-6804