Sessions List

WaterSmart Innovations 2018 Sessions

Sessions for 2018

ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker
W-1800
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma A
Voucher Programs (PDF)
Toby Bickmore, Southern Nevada Water Authority
W-1801
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma B
Scaling Up Investments in Water Innovations and Infrastructure (PDF)
Sarah Musiker, WaterNow Alliance
W-1802
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma C
The State to State Domino Effect – The Water Loss Movement (PDF)
Steven Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1803
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonoma D
Cape Town Report (PDF)
Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
W-1804
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa A
Estimating Water Losses Using Irrigation Efficiency (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Cindy Dyballa, Sligo Creek Resources
W-1806
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa C
Use and Effectiveness Of Municipal Drought Restrictions: Interim Finding (PDF)
Anil Bamezai, Western Policy Research
W-1807
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Napa D
Translating Historical Water Wisdom to Contemporary Challenges (PDF)
Leslie Johnson, University of Minnesota
W-1808
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma A
One-Stop Shop for Water and Energy Efficiency (PDF)
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 (PDF)
W-1810
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma C
MWDOC Water Loss Control: Building a Regional Hub (PDF)
Lucy Andrews, Water System Optimization
W-1811
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Sonoma D
California's New Water Conservation Laws: Coming to a theatre near you?  (PDF)
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
W-1812
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa A
The Power of a Plant List! (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Thomas Chesnutt, A & N Technical Services
W-1814
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Napa C
Watching the Rain – GIS, Mapping, and Conservation Outreach (PDF)
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 (PDF)
W-1816
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma A
Increasing Water Conservation in Cooling Towers Using Sphagnum Moss (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Jonah Schein, US EPA WaterSense
W-1818
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma C
Piloting New Paths Toward Water Loss Control (PDF)
Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates
W-1819
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Sonoma D
AI and Machine Learning - The Next Generation of Smart Utility (PDF)
W-1820
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa A
Check the Soil and Save: Tackling the Problem of Landscape Overwatering (PDF)
Amy Talbot, Regional Water Authority
W-1821
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Napa B
Transforming Water: Water Efficiency as Infrastructure Investment (PDF)
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) (PDF)
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! (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority
W-1825
3:55 pm - 4:25 pm
Sonoma B
Seeking the New Cool in Water Efficiency (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Kevin Galvin, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Chris Hewes, Woodard & Curran
W-1827/W-1835
3:55 pm - 5:05 pm
Sonoma D
Leak Detection Technologies-Panel (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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" (PDF)
Reinhard Sturm, Water System Optimization
W-1836
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa A
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multi-city Single Family Demand Study – Outdoor (PDF)
Krystal Drysdale, City of Phoenix
W-1837
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa B
A National Standard for a Home's Water Efficiency (PDF)
Ryan Meres, RESNET
W-1838
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa C
State Survey of Climate Change Resiliency Efforts (PDF)
William Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency
W-1839
4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Napa D
Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Buildings (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Orbit Irrigation, Orbit Irrigation
T-1800
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma A
Community Based Social Marketing: Letting Go of Your Lawn (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
T-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sonoma D
Measuring the Immeasurable: Are We Investing in Smarter Future Consumers? (PDF)
Kathy Nguyen, Cobb County Water System
T-1804
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa A
How Connected Devices Can Drive Sustainability (PDF)
T-1805
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa B
Water Loss Control in Hawaii (PDF)
Kris Williams, Water System Optimization
T-1806
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Addressing the FEAR of Water Innovation (PDF)
Peter Yolles, WaterSmart Software
T-1807
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa D
Yin & Yang: Combining Energy & Water Efficiency to Maximize Customers (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Peter Mayer, WaterDM
T-1809
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma B
Actionable Alerting: The Key to Customer Service Efficiency (PDF)
Dana Haasz, WaterSmart Software
T-1810
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma C
Arizona Water Conservation Professionals Team Up on CII Training (PDF)
Leeann Yacuel, Salt River Project
T-1811
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Sonoma D
From Crisis to Conservation: Managing Water Resources in Kansas (PDF)
James Meier, City of Hays
T-1812
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa A
Evolving Landscape Norms and Demographic Variations in Southwest Utah (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Karyn Igar, Mesa Water District
T-1814
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa C
Lessons Learned: Tripling Fees Associated with Excess Use (PDF)
Abbye Neel, Fort Collins Utility
T-1815
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Napa D
Targeted Site Visit Research Study and Birth of a New Program (PDF)
Kent Sovocool, Southern Nevada Water Authority
T-1816
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma A
Impact of California's Urban Water Conservation on Electricity Consumption and Greenhouse Gas (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Michelle Maddaus, Maddaus Water Management Inc.
T-1818
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Sonoma C
Will Invitation-Only Pilot Programs Guide Future Conservation Efforts? (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Joyce Warren, City of Frisco
T-1821
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa B
Water Loss Prevention and Revenue Recovery Program (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Don Millstein, H2O Degree
T-1823
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Napa D
Reducing Water Loss by Capturing Ultra Low Flow (PDF)
Brian Lee, Sonoma County Water Agency
T-1824
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma A
Water Reuse in Dense Urban Environments (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Cate Jones, City of Austin, Austin Water
T-1827
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sonoma D
Comprehensive Approach to Water Conservation Education (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Eric Gilbey, Vectorworks Inc.
T-1829
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa B
The California Water Audit Validator (WAV) Certificate Program (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Tyson Heine, Rancho California Water District
T-1831
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Napa D
Wresting Devils from Details: Water & Energy Utility Program Collaboration (PDF)
Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
T-1832
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma A
WaterSense Remains in Jeopardy: Fighting to Save the EPA Labeling Program (PDF)
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? (PDF)
Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University
T-1834
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Sonoma C
Water Conservation Management: Measuring Effectiveness (PDF)
Malini Banerjee, City of Dallas Water Utilities
Holly Holt-Torres, City of 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 (PDF)
T-1836
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa A
Auditing the Audit (PDF)
Liesel Hans, Fort Collins Utilities
T-1837
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa B
Well, What Do You Know? (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Debbi Figoni, City of Beverly Hills
T-1839
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Napa D
Innovative Partnership to Increase Water Efficiency & Watershed Health (PDF)
Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1840
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma A
Gilbert's Water Checkup: Effective, Statistically Significant Savings (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Shavonne Mays, Moulton Niguel Water District
T-1843
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Sonoma D
Stormwater Management Practices' Role in Water Resource Protection (PDF)
T-1844
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa A
Water Efficient Recognized Green Professional (PDF)
Dean Minchillo, Tarrant Regional Water District
T-1845
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa B
Everyone Flushes: Toilet Upgrades for Income Qualified Residents (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Jason Martin, Rancho California Water District
T-1847
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
Napa D
Climate Threats to Urban Landscapes in the Las Vegas Valley – Initial Findings (PDF)
T-1848
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma A
Using Water Efficiency and Alternative Supplies to Drive Resilience  (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Kellock Irvin, Dropcountr
T-1850
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Sonoma C
New Pilot Program Helps Residents with Limited Incomes and Disabilities (PDF)
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 (PDF)
T-1852
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa A
Importance of Irrigation Efficiency in Landscapes (PDF)
Michael Dukes, University of Florida
T-1853
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Napa B
Phoenix Metropolitan Area Multi-city Single Family Demand Study – Indoor (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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? (PDF)
Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council
T-1857
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sonoma B
Conservation Programs for Customers in Poverty (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
T-1860
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa A
Weather-based Irrigation Controller Pilot Program (PDF)
Priscilla Echeverry, Pasadena Water and Power
T-1861
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa B
Reducing Uncertainty of Regulatory and Market-Based Efficiency (PDF)
Lisa Krentz, Hazen and Sawyer
T-1862
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Napa C
Economically Recoverable Water in Texas: Loss Control as Conservation (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Deb Lane, City of Santa Rosa
F-1803
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Napa C
Water University: Science-Based Homeowner Education (PDF)
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? (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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? (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Mike Antos, Santa Ana Watershed Project
ID
Time/Room
Name
Speaker

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