2022 Program

14th Annual OC Water Summit
California Dreamin': Making Water Infrastructure a Reality

Friday, September 16, 2022
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California


PROGRAM*

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50 am to 8:00 am Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance
  • Jeffery M. Thomas, Board Member, Municipal Water District of Orange County
  • Stephen R. Sheldon, President, Orange County Water District
  • Fritz Coleman, Master of Ceremonies

8:00 am – 8:30 am Megadrought: Is There Any Doubt?
  • Brenda Burman, Central Arizona Project, Former Secretary of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

8:30 am- 9:15 am Proposition Proposal: Dam the Legislature
  • Dr. Jerry Meral, Director of the California Water Program, National Heritage Institute and Author, 2014 Water Bond
  • Edward Ring, Senior Fellow, California Policy Center

9:15 am – 10:00 am Water Infrastructure Funding Act: Grow Me the Money
  • The Honorable Devon Mathis, Assemblyman, California State Assembly
  • William Bourdeau, Chairman, California Water Alliance and Vice Chair, San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority

10:00 am – 10:20 am Networking Break

10:20 am – 11:00 am Water Prospecting: Water Projects We Need Now
  • Moderator: Craig Miller, General Manager, Western Municipal Water District
  • JP Robinette, Construction Manager, Sites Reservoir
  • Graham Bradner, Executive Officer, Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority
  • Deven Upadhyay, Chief Operating Officer, Pure Water Southern California, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

11:00 am – 12:00 pm To Pump or Not to Pump: Re-examining Conventional Wisdom About the Delta
  • Moderator: Michael George, Delta Watermaster
  • Karla Nemeth, Director, California Department of Water Resources
  • Dr. Laurel Larsen, Lead Scientist, Delta Stewardship Council
  • Melinda Terry, General Manager, North Delta Water Agency

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm Closing Remarks
  • Jeffery M. Thomas, Board Member, Municipal Water District of Orange County
  • Stephen R. Sheldon, President, Orange County Water District
  • Fritz Coleman, Master of Ceremonies

12:10 pm – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Networking

*Program subject to change