Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2008 Sessions

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Napa B
Moving Toward Water Use Metrics
David Broustis, Seattle Parks and Recreation and David Broustis, Seattle Parks and Recreation
W-2
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Picking the Low Hanging Fruit: Efficient Use of Marketing Dollars in Promoting Free Efficient Showerheads
Jason Argo, Seattle Public Utilities
W-4
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Achieve a Sustainable Water Supply by Eliminating Leakage
Jim Craig, McElroy Manufacturing
W-5
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Field Monitoring Lessons from Customer-led Programming of SMART Irrigation Controllers
Jon Bauer, East Bay Municipal Utility District
W-7
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Henderson's Single Family Residential Turf Removal Loan Program
Danielle Ball, City of Henderson Utility Services
W-10
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Implementing an Effective Time of Sale Toilet Replacement Program
Toby Goddard, City of Santa Cruz Water Department
W-11
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Water Loss Prevention through Corrosion Control Advancements
John Hill, Corrpro
W-12
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Crop Coefficients for Scheduling Irrigations on Drought Tolerant Landscapes
Dan Smeal, New Mexico State University
W-13
1:30pm - 2:00pm
How Agencies are Looking Outside for Conservation Program Funding
Tom Ash, City of Petaluma
W-14
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT): A Partnership between water providers and the irrigation industry.
Jenna Smith, Seattle Public Utilities
W-8
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Baselining Water Consumption in Single Family Homes in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, University of Nevada Las Vegas
W-9
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Social Marketing for Conservation: Strategies Which Influence Change
Valerie Davis, Enviro-Media
W-15
2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Appropriate Use of Demand Management Versus Supply Augmentation in Providing for Future Water Needs
Alan Potok
W-16
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Do we have your attention now? Applying Marketing Strategies to Water Conservation Outreach
JC Davis, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Myths, Fictions, Legends, and Other Tall Tales in the Field of Water Efficiency
John Koeller, Koeller & Company
W-19
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Effectiveness of Runoff-Reducing Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers (Smart Timers) in Orange County, CA
Scott Jakubowski, Municipal Water Distrct of Orange County
W-20
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Golf Course Response to Drought Induced Water Budgets
Patrick Watson, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-21
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Brainwaves: Workplace Innovation in Water
Russel Eddington, South East Water
W-22
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Real Time Water Budgets
Daniel Muelrath, City of Santa Rosa
W-23
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Creating an Identity in the Marketplace for Water Efficiency and Crafting Effective Action Messaging
Toby Roy, San Diego County Water Authority
W-24
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Future Directions for Water Efficient Fixtures and Drainage Systems in Australia
Dr. Steve Cummings, Caroma USA
W-25
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Henderson's Reclaimed Water Program
Paul Gielgens, City of Henderson
W-26
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Weather and Soil Moisture Based Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Devices
Mark Spears, Bureau of Reclamation
W-27
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The California Water Smart Irrigation Controller Project- Results and Perspective on the Largest Field Study of an Important Emerging Technology - PANEL
Peter Mayer, AquaCraft Inc.
W-28
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Global Earth and CIMIS to Identify Over Irrigating Landscapes
Charlie Pike, Charlie Pike and Associates
W-29
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tracking Water Consumption Using AMR
Michael Wilson, City of North Las Vegas
W-30
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Not in My Backyard: An Innovative Community Outreach Program for a New Water Reclamation Facility
Kathleen Richards, City of Henderson
W-31
3:30pm - 4:00pm
High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs) in Commercial Applications
Bill Gauley, Veritec Consulting, Inc.
W-32
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Secondary Water Systems for Landscape Irrigation: Issues and Opportunities
Stephen Smith, Aqua Engineering, Inc.
W-33
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Web-Based Tutorial
Diane Harrelson, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
W-35
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Water Resources & Sustainable Community Efforts
Joshua Conway, Audubon International
W-36
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Field Team LVVWD - Different Approaches to One Goal - Conservation
Karen Basilotta, Las Vegas Valley Water District
W-37
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Getting Green to Go Lean: Water Conservation Results from Working with the Green Industry
Diana Diaz, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-38
4:00pm - 4:30pm
20,000 High Efficiency Toilets in 2007 and Counting
Eddie Wilcut, San Antonio Water System
W-39
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Regional Movement: Benefits of Interagency Collaboration in the Bay Area
Daniel Carney, Marin Municipal Water District
W-40
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Improving Water Conservation Practices in the Landscape Maintenance Industry
Laurence Budd, Urban Water Conservation
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
T-1
8:00am - 8:30am
Facilitating the Implementation and Installation of New Water Efficient Technology
Peter DeMarco, IAPMO
T-2
8:00am - 8:30am
WaterSense 2020; Ideas and Thoughts
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-3
8:00am - 8:30am
MaP testing - 5 year anniversary - a proven process for development & implementation of meaningful product performance standards
John Koeller, Koeller & Company
T-4
8:00am - 8:30am
Comparing Leakage Rates of Transmission Mains in Urban Centers in the UK and North America
Anis Somani, Pressure Pipe Inspection Company
T-5
8:00am - 8:30am
Sustainable Installation of Smart Irrigation Control Devices at a Historic Community in Southern California Using On-site Landscape Staff
Lawrence O'Leary, RainBird Corporation
T-6
8:00am - 8:30am
SNWA's Cooling Tower Conservation Efforts
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-7
8:00am - 8:30am
Seeing the Big Picture: A Vision of a Future Sustainable Water Use Society
Gunnar Baldwin, TOTO USA, Inc
T-10
8:30am - 9:00am
Sensor-Activated Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial Applications
Bill Gauley, Veritec Consulting, Inc.
T-11
8:30am - 9:00am
Fast Tracked AWT Provides Drought Relief for Queensland
Cindy Wallis-Lage, Black and Veatch
T-12
8:30am - 9:00am
Action Audits! What you don't understand can save a significant amount of water
Chris Write, Ewing Irrigation Products
T-13
8:30am - 9:00am
Metropolitan Water District's Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Water Conservation Program (CII Program)
Bill McDonald, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-8
8:30am - 9:00am
WaterSmart from the Start: The East Bay Municipal Utility District's Water-Efficiency Regulations for New Customers
Richard Harris, City of Oakland
T-9
8:30am - 9:00am
Community Based Social Marketing - Getting People to Walk the Talk
Aileen Barclay, Resource Management Strategies, Inc.
T-15
9:00am - 9:30am
Mobile Home Parks Water Submetering Study in Santa Clara County
Karen Morvay, Santa Clara Valley Water District
T-16
9:00am - 9:30am
Motivating the Business Sector to Take an Active Role in Water Conservation
Beth Moore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-17
9:00am - 9:30am
Water Heating, Hot Water Distribution and Water Conservation
Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management
T-18
9:00am - 9:30am
Assessment of Persistent Domestic Leaks by Use of Automated Meter Reading
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-19
9:00am - 9:30am
Conservation Audits of Denver Public Libraries
Joellen Zeh, Audubon International
T-20
9:00am - 9:30am
Facility & Property Management: BMPs for Water Management
Joellen Zeh, Audubon International
T-21
9:00am - 9:30am
West Basin Municipal Water District and the South Bay Environmental Services Center: A Unique and Efficient Partnership
Elise Goldman, West Basin Municipal Water District
T-22
10:00am - 10:30am
Water Conservation Rate Structures: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi, Western Resource Advocates
T-23
10:00am - 10:30am
WaterSense: A Public-Private Partnership to Transform the Marketplace for Water-Efficient Products
Stephanie Thornton, US Environmental Protection Agency
T-24
10:00am - 10:30am
Let Change Begin! How Water Use Efficiency Incentive Programs are Transforming the Market
Angelique Bestard, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
T-25
10:00am - 10:30am
Locating Turf in the Las Vegas Valley Using Remote Sensing Techniques
Judy Brandt, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-26
10:00am - 10:30am
The Intelligent Use of Water: Irrigation for a Growing World
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, RainBird Corporation
T-27
10:00am - 10:30am
The ABC's of Water Conservation: The Alliance Builds A Clearinghouse
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
T-28
10:00am - 11:00am
The Smart Water Fund - Investing in innovation for a water smart future
Chris Lee, South East Water Melbourne Australia
T-29
10:30am - 11:00am
Water Budget Rate Structures Come of Age: How to Stabilize Revenue, Reduce Demand and Maximize Customer Satisfaction
Tom Ash, City of Petaluma
T-30
10:30am - 11:00am
It's a desert out there: Developing a conservation ethic in a community known for excess
Kristen Howey, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-31
10:30am - 11:00am
Are plumbers part of the problem, or part of the solution?
Steve Lehtonen, Green Plumber Program
T-33
10:30am - 11:00am
Water Quality Protection and Conservation on Golf Courses
Joellen Zeh, Audubon International
T-34
10:30am - 11:00am
Keys to Successful Landscape Conversion Programs
Doug Bennett, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-35
11:00am - 11:30am
New Mexico Courts Uphold Water Conservation Regulations
John Longworth, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
T-36
11:00am - 11:30am
Responsible Water Use - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Application
Linda Firth, Rothberg Taburini & Winsor and Steven Moorhead, C4 Projects
T-37
11:00am - 11:30am
Green Plumbers: Introducing the Future of Plumbing
Steve Lehtonen, Green Plumber Program
T-39
11:00am - 11:30am
Water-Efficiency Solutions in Landscape Irrigation
Guy Collins, Hunter Industries
T-40
11:00am - 11:30am
Counting Up the Savings: Meeting Goals by Evaluation of Conservation Programs
Eddie Wilcut, San Antonio Water System
T-41
11:00am - 11:30am
Water Efficiency or Water Conservation: What's the Difference?
Amy Vickers, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.
T-42
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Water Conservation Tutorial Gardens
Jeri Deneen, DeneenPowell Atelier, Inc.
T-43
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Conscientious Water Usage for On-site Food Production in Resorts and Casinos
Deborah Walliser, Solsustech Inc.
T-44
2:00pm - 2:30pm
How an Integrated Regional Water Supply Plan Solved Decades of Political Acrimony in the Monterey Region of California
Steve Kasower, University of California Santa Cruz
T-45
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Final Specifications for EPA WaterSense Labeled New Homes
John Flowers, US Environmental Protection Agency
T-46
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Water Conservation through Properly Managed Outdoor Irrigation
David Drake, ICC
T-47
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Tailored to Fit: The Essentials of Designing a Successful Water Conservation Program
Lisa Maddaus, Brown and Caldwell
T-48
2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Commercial Laundry Water Recycling & Reuse
Gene Dedick, AquaRecycle
T-49
2:30pm - 3:00pm
A Case Study in Proactive Resource Management through DMA/DMZ
Ian MacLeod, Master Meter, Inc
T-50
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Water Use Targets via the Web: A Communication Tool for Water Agencies & Their Customers
Mayda Portillo, City of San Diego
T-51
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Stormwater Harvesting, Bolton Reserve Stormwater Retention & Re-Use System
Angelo DeCampo, City of Whitehorse
T-52
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Eco-Development & Design: Designing, Building, and Managing with Water in Mind
Joshua Conway, Audubon International
T-53
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Henderson Parks Turf Conversion Program
Dominick Casey, City of Henderson
T-54
2:30pm - 3:00pm
How to Develop Meaningful Water Conservation Plans
Tracy Bouvette, Great Western Institute
T-55
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Integration of Participatory and Technical Approaches for Urban Water Management in Scarcity Conditions
Irina Ribarova, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodezy
T-56
3:00pm - 3:30pm
A Better Way to Beautiful in Seattle: Proof that Education Changes Water Use Behavior
Linda Dethman, Dethman & Associates
T-57
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Involving the Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American Communities in Water Conservation
Nicole Lise, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-58
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Water Reclamation and Recharge Facilities in Arizona
Floyd Marsh, Lockwood, Andrews and Newman, Inc.
T-59
3:00pm - 3:30pm
New Development Water Conservation Requirements
Ryan Grisso, North Marin Water District
T-60
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rewards and Responsibilities of Developing and Maintaining a Community Outreach Program: City of Beverly Hills Firewise/Waterwise Mitigation Demonstrat
Greg Barton, City of Beverly Hills
T-61
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Experiences of an Australian Water Authority in implementing water conservation strategies- City West Water Conservation Solutions
Damian Connell, City West Water
T-62
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Energy Down the Drain: The Water-Energy-Climate Nexus
Kristina Ortez, Natural Resources Defense Council
T-63
4:00pm - 4:30pm
An Organic, Integrated Process for Social Change
Abby Schreiber, Aurora Water
T-64
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Putting the
Virginia Lee, US Environmental Protection Agency
T-65
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Graywater Lessons Learned from Arizona
Val Little, Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona
T-66
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Administering the Water Smart Homes Program - The First Two Years
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-67
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Summary of Smart Controller Testing in Florida and Lessons Learned
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
T-68
4:00pm - 4:30pm
The Arizona Rinse Smart Program - A Win/Win for Water and Energy Savings
Karen Collins, Salt River Project
T-69
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Water and Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Customer Classes in Southern California
Amy Campbell, Bureau of Reclamation
T-70
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Acacia Demonstration Gardens - A Unique Conservation Resource Created by Community, Public Agency and Private Sector Partnerships
Sue Regan, City of Henderson
T-71
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Does a Product Measure Up? WaterSense Specification Development
Stephanie Tanner, US Environmental Protection Agency
T-72
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Constructed Wetlands: A Natural Water Filtering System for Conservation
ML Robinson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
T-73
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Urban Water Management - Is it a Water Supply Crisis or a Water Management Crisis?
Nigel Hennessy, AquaSpy Group Pty Ltd
T-74
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Efficacy of ET-Based Technology in Urban Landscapes
Rodger Kjelgren, Utah State University and Dale Roberts, Utah State University
T-75
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Small Changes. Big Rewards. The East Bay Municipal Utility District's WaterSmart Certification and Recognition Program
Michael Hazinski, East Bay Municipal Utility District
T-76
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Water-Energy-Greenhouse Gas Connection
Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management
T-77
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Rainwater Harvesting Education in Texas
Bill Kniffen, Texas Agrilife Extension Service
T-78
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Residential Landscape Irrigation Audits using GIS Technology
Nancy Scott, City of Lenexa
T-79
5:00pm - 5:30pm
The Role of Desalination and Water Reuse Today and in the Next Decade
Dave Argo, Black and Veatch
T-80
5:00pm - 5:30pm
The Sustainable Integrated Metrics of Green Roofs, Water, Energy, Organic Waste and New Urban Living Space
Chris Peck, Green Roof for Healthy Cities
T-81
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Non-Ideal ETo Weather Stations
Cayle Little, California Urban Water Conservation Coalition
T-82
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Benefits of Turfgrass in Urban Areas
Mike Kenna, USGA Green Section Research
T-83
5:00pm - 5:30pm
An Innovative Approach to Targeting Residential Customers with High Irrigation Use
Richard Chapman, Smart Use LLC
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
F-2
8:00am - 9:30am
How to develop a Conservation Master Plan in 6 Steps
Gus Meza, West Basin Municipal Water District
F-3
8:00am - 8:30am
An Innovative Solution: The Town of Cortland, Illinois' Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse System
Arijit Sarkar, Sheaffer International LLC
F-4
8:00am - 8:30am
Measurement & Development of Improved Water Spray Patterns from Construction Water Trucks
David James, University of Nevada Las Vegas
F-5
8:00am - 8:30am
Irrigation Water Use and Soil Relations from Five Clark County School District Playfields in Las Vegas, Nevada
Cable Jones, Water Management
F-6
8:00am - 8:30am
Drought Management in San Diego County..A Logical Approach to Handling a 30% Cutback in Water to Avocados and Citrus
Gary Bender, University of California Cooperative Extension
F-7
8:00am - 8:30am
Incorporating Conservation Programming in Long Range Water Resource Planning
Fernando Molina, Tuscon Water
F-11
8:30am - 9:00am
Topsoil, Compost and Water Quality Guidelines for Landscaping Help Reduce Irrigation Demands
Von Isaman, Water Management
F-12
8:30am - 9:00am
Consensus through Collaboration: A Shared Vision Approach to Drought Preparedness
Tess Kretschmann, Brown and Caldwell
F-13
8:30am - 9:00am
Water Wise Protocol for Schools and Parks
F-8
8:30am - 9:00am
The Water Conservation Garden - Lessons Learned and Future Changes
Marty Eberhardt, Water Conservation Garden
F-9
8:30am - 9:00am
The German Model of Rainwater Collection
Joe Wheeler, Rainfilters of Texas
F-14
9:00am - 9:30am
Mining Billing Data to Assess the Effectiveness of a Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation Program
Rodger Kjelgren, Utah State University
F-16
9:00am - 9:30am
Community Water Harvesting - The Missing Element in Sustainability
Jonas Sipaila, Rehbein Environmental Solutions, Inc.
F-17
9:00am - 9:30am
Water Conservation in Buildings: Water Efficiency Enhancing Sustainable Development
John Fitzgerald, Chicago Faucet/Geberit North America
F-18
9:00am - 9:30am
Smart Irrigation Controllers: ET Controller Program in City of Frisco, Texas
Gary Hartwell, City of Frisco
F-19
9:00am - 9:30am
Drought Management for Melbourne, Australia
Bruce Rhodes, Melbourne Water
F-20
9:00am - 9:30am
Total Water Management: Resource Conservation in the Face of Population Growth and Water Scarcity
Trevor Hill, Global Water Resources
F-21
10:00am - 12:30pm
Using Community Based Social Marketing in Water Conservation School Programs
Joanne Toms, City of Glendale, AZ Water Conservation Office
F-22
10:00am - 11:30am
New and Effective Technologies for Biological Water Treatment Systems and Methodologies
Brian Wheeler, Genisis Group
F-23
10:00am - 10:30am
Village of Cloudcroft, New Mexico PURe Water Project
Eddie Livingston, Livingston Associates, PC Consulting Engineers
F-24
10:00am - 10:30am
Defining Sustainiable Construction and Development
Eliza Jane Whitman, Parsons Engineering
F-25
10:00am - 10:30am
Evaluating the Impact of Water Waste Enforcement in Southern Nevada
Rodger Kjelgren, Utah State University and Desiree Van Dyke, Utah State University
F-26
10:00am - 10:30am
The Grand Valley DRIP (Drought Response Information Project) Mesa County, CO
David Reinertsen, Clifton Water District
F-27
10:00am - 10:30am
Collaborative Adaptive Management: A Process for Sustainable Watershed Management
Michael Davidson, Spec Management Group
F-28
10:30am - 11:00am
College-Level Water Conservation Technician Program Now Available
Tammi Stark, Lane Community College
F-30
10:30am - 11:00am
Water Conservation in Cooling Towers Using Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation
Phil Vella, VTX Technologies
F-31
10:30am - 11:00am
Landscape Municipal Code Requires Landscape and Irrigation Plans, Installation and Performance Audit: West Jordan City, Utah
Von Isaman, Water Management
F-32
10:30am - 11:00am
Water-Efficiency for Sustainable Living OR Water-Efficient Landscaping: How Smart Are California's Urban Landscapes?
Chris Brown
F-33
10:30am - 11:00am
How to Make Water Conservation a Priority for Cities
E.J. Caldwell, West Basin Water District
F-34
10:30am - 11:00am
ECoBA Evaluation and Cost/Benefit Analysis of Municipal Water Conservation Programs
Val Little, Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona
F-36
11:00am - 11:30am
Winning Water Conservation and Drought Planning Proposals - How to be Successful with General Managers and Utility Boards
Ane Deister, Brown and Caldwell
F-37
11:00am - 11:30am
Now You Can Have Reclaimed Clear Water for Recycling
Roger Owley, SPEC Industries
F-38
11:00am - 11:30am
Construction Technologies for Water Efficiency in the Desert
Mark Rehbein, Rehbein Environmental Solutions, Inc.
F-39
11:00am - 11:30am
Using Soil Wetting Agents to Improve Turfgrass Irrigation Efficiency on Water Repellant Soils
F-40
11:00am - 11:30am
Conserving Water in a Land of Plenty: Wisconsin's Experience
Jeff Ripp, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
F-41
11:00am - 11:30am
Innovative Residential Leak Detection and Audit: Result of a Multi-Year study of Albuquerque's Residential and Commercial Leak Program
Laura Ferrary, Smart Use LLC

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