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SoCal Water Forum - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

Tomorrow, August 27th, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano will host the SoCal Water Forum at Cal Poly Pomona University, bringing together leaders of industry, government, research, and academia to discuss how to achieve a sustainable water future for Southern California. Tomorrow’s forum coincides with the California State Water Resources Control Board’s expected announcement of statewide conservation numbers for July 2015. New data will indicate how local water agencies, including those in California 32nd District, are meeting mandatory conservation regulations ordered by Governor Brown earlier this year.

What: Forum to discuss the framework for a sustainable water future for Southern California

When: Thursday, August 27th

Time:  8:30 a.m.  Registration

            9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Forum
Where: Cal Poly Pomona University

             Bronco Student Center, 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Who:  Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32)

           Representatives from Southern CA water agencies, colleges, universities, and students

           Local, state, and federal government officials

           Industry and innovation leaders

Speakers and Panelists include:

Janelle Beland, Undersecretary – California Natural Resources Agency
Roger Pulwarty, Senior Advisor for Climate and Director of National Integrated Drought Information System – NOAA 
Duane Waliser, Chief Scientist, Earth Science and Technology Directorate – JPL/NASA Caitrin Phillips Chappelle, Associate Director – Public Policy Institute of California
Shane Chapman, General Manager, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Richard W. Hansen, P.E., General Manager/Chief Engineer – Three Valleys Municipal Water District
Phil Freiss, Head of Technical Services – Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Darin J. Kasamoto, General Manager – San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Angela George, Assistant Deputy Director – LA County Public Works Flood Control
Moderator, David Wegner, Water Scientist/Former Bureau of Reclamation & Senior Congressional Staff Aide   

For more information, please contact Jerry O'Donnell in Rep. Napolitano's DC Office at 202-225-5256 or email jerry.o'