These are pivotal times in the water industry. Drought is once again ravaging the west and decrees to conserve are upon us. Meanwhile, critical infrastructure projects that could enhance supply and reliability for the state are still years from breaking ground. Climate change, rising population, and more stringent regulations are crippling California's existing water system, which has not been upgraded since the '60s. Now more than ever before, water managers, policymakers, agriculture, and business need to work together to build projects that will keep the water flowing for generations to come.

World-renowned experts, prominent authors and distinguished speakers delivered presentations and discussed these topics at the 14th Annual Orange County Water Summit on Friday, September 16 at Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.