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Breakthrough online event combining two annual water technology conferences to virtually explore innovative solutions for water resiliency,

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Sustain SoCal + California Data Collaborative presents a 2-day combined online event: Water Solutions 5 and the 5th Annual Water Data Summit

Solutions for Water Resiliency

Aug. 20 & 21, 2020

Sustain Southern California and the California Data Collaborative have joined forces in the 5th year of each of their highly regarded annual conferences to bring you a ground-breaking joint two-day water industry online focused on Solutions for Water Resiliency.

Both conferences have been widely recognized as showcases for innovation and new approaches to water challenges. As a combined effort, Water Solutions 5 + 5th Annual California Water Data Summit will create a premier solutions-oriented online conference for 2020, offering more content, unsurpassed virtual networking and a great value for all of our attendees.

Solutions for Water Resiliency will feature leaders from California’s most pioneering public agencies, industry specialists, innovative companies, exciting start-ups and prestigious academic institutions. You will have an opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge work pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of California water.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH DAY

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Thursday, August 20th

WELCOME TO DAY 1

Welcome from the California Data Collaborative and Sustain SoCal

9:45am - 10:00am

Keynote:

10:00am - 10:30am

Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

Updates from the Water Data Consortium

10:35am – 11:30am

Moderator:

Meredith Lee, Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub

Panelists:

Kamyar Guivetchi, Manager Division of Planning, California Department

of Water Resources

Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District

Tara Moran, Chief Executive Officer, California Water Data Consortium

Trends in Agriculture

11:35am – 12:30pm

Moderator:

Lauren Steely, Associate Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Panelists:

Brent Vanderburgh, Senior Geologist Specialist, California State Water Resources Control Board

Erin Ragazzi, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Water Rights, California State Water Resources Control Board

Kevin France, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, SWIIM

Robyn Grimm, Senior Manager, Water Information Systems, Environmental Defense Fund

Break

12:30pm - 12:40pm

Flume Case Study

12:40pm - 1:00pm

TBD Lunch Session

1:00pm - 1:20pm

Break

1:20pm - 1:30pm

Investor Perspective

1:30pm - 2:20pm

Moderator:

Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

Panelists:

Alex Loucopoulous, Partner, Sciens Capital

Debra Coy, Executive Executive in Residence, XPV Water Partners

Gil Demeter, Vice President, Pontifax AgTech

John Robinson, Partner, Mazarine Ventures

Innovator Showcase

2:20pm - 3:00pm

Moderator:

John Arena, Business Outreach Section Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Panelists:

Eric Sullivan, Director of Business Development, SewerAI

Erin Rothman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Stormsensor

Ivan Lalovic, Chief Executive Officer, Gybe

John Higley, Chief Executive Officer, EQO

Johnny Pujol, Chief Executive Officer, SimpleLab

Mark Kovscek, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Conservation Labs

Megan Glover, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, 120Water

Pat Kiely, Chief Executive Officer, Sentry

Surface Water Flows

3:05pm - 4:00pm

Moderator:

Lindsay McPhail, Assistant Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Panelists:

Ben Kerr, Founder, Foundry Spatial Ltd.

Erik Ringelberg, California Director, The Freshwater Trust

Kyle Onda, Data Architect, Internet of Water

Mark R. Tompkins, Principal & Founder, FlowWest

Michael George, Delta Watermaster, California State Water

Resources Control Board

Day 1 Closing Remarks

4:00pm

Virtual Happy Hour to Commence After Closing Remarks

Friday, August 21

WELCOME TO DAY 2

9:45am - 10:00am

Keynote:

10:00am - 10:15am

TBD

Water Workforce of the Future

10:15am – 11:00am

Moderator:

Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District

Panelists:

Glenda Scales, Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer, Virginia Tech

Jim Horne, Sustainability Program Manager, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Louisa Frahm, SEO Editor, Los Angeles Times

Varuna Case Study

11:05am – 11:30pm

Moderator:

Tom Ferguson, Vice President Programming, Imagine H2O

Panelists:

Jamail Carter, Co-Founder, Varuna

Kyle Tryan, Water Plant Superintendent, Benton Charter Township

Liz Sisson, Chief Operating Officer, Urban Us

Ziptility Case Study

11:30am - 12:00pm

Moderator:

Tom Ferguson, Vice President Programming, Imagine H2O

Panelists:

Dante Cook, Co-founder, Ziptility

Break

12:00pm - 12:10pm

S FOR WATER RESILIENCY

Rachio & Synergy Case Study

12:10pm - 12:50pm

Break

12:50pm- 1:00pm

Financial Resiliency: Planning for the Unknown

1:00pm - 1:55pm

Moderator:

Drew Atwater, Director of Finance and Water Resources, Moulton Niguel

Water District

Panelists:

Alexandra Rozgonyi, Associate, S&P Global Ratings

Audra Dickinson, Associate Director, Fitch Ratings

Bjørn Kallerud, Economist, RDN

Maura Allaire, Assistant Professor of Department of Urban Planning & Public Policy, University of California Irvine

Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics & Policy, University of California Riverside

Data-Driven Regulatory Compliance

2:00pm - 2:55pm

Moderator:

Melissa Matlock, Ph.D., Water Resource Analyst, Western Municipal Water District

Panelists:

Aaron Poresky, Water Resources Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Jennifer Shimmin, Conservation Manager, Coachella Valley Water District

Vyki Englert, Principal, Compiler LA

Jazmine Molloy, Project Manager, Eagle Aerial

Financing Innovations in Distributed Infrastructure

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Moderator:

Michael Gardner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aqaix

Panelists:

Caroline Koch, Water Policy Director, WaterNow Alliance

Ed Harrington, Advisor, Earth Economics and WaterNow Alliance

Edwin Pinero, President, EcoMetrics LLC

Closing Remarks

4:00pm

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