"All In for California Water"
More Than 1,600 Water Officials to Gather Dec. 3-6 in Los
November 19, 2013 - "All In for California Water" at ACWA
SACRAMENTO, CA - Planning for California's water future requires
input from local, state and federal leaders as well as movers and
shakers in agriculture, the environment and the economy.
More than 1,600 water leaders from such diverse backgrounds
will discuss California's water future Dec. 3-6 during the
Association of California Water Agencies' 2013 Fall Conference &
Exhibition, themed "#ALLIN for California Water." The conference
will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
More than 90 programs, keynote addresses, forums and
educational seminars examining California's critical water issues
are scheduled during ACWA's annual fall conference.
Some of the
topics explored include building resiliency in a changing climate,
the water-energy nexus, ocean desalination, the 2014 water bond, fracking and the potential for a critically dry 2014.
Keynote Speakers include:
• Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), chair of the
Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and point person on
discussions on the 2014 water bond. Rendon will share his thoughts
on the upcoming legislative session and potential action on the 2014
water bond during the conference closing breakfast on Fri. Dec. 6.
• Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, Cal/EPA Secretary
Matt Rodriquez and Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross who
will provide an overview of the state's recently released draft
California Water Action Plan during the Wednesday luncheon, Dec. 4.
The plan seeks to provide a road map to guide the state's efforts on
pressing water issues over the next five years.
• Michael J. McGuire, author of a new book on the public
water system's conquest over water borne diseases in the United
States. McGuire will deliver the keynote address at the luncheon
program on Thursday, Dec. 5.
ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 440 members
are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California.