Water and Utilities

This workshop provides a once in a lifetime insiders look deep into water issues. Featuring a private tour of water supply related facilities, reservoirs and filtration plants not open to the public, participants will gain a new appreciation of how the water system works and various related issues stemming from this life-giving resource system.

Past Speakers and Panelists

Rich Atwater – General Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Wes Bannister – Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Water District
Jeff Beeler – SAWPA
Vikki Beatley – Interim General Manager, Mesa Consolidated Water District
Dan Cozad – SAWPA General Manager
Norris Brandt- Assistant to the General Manager, Natural Treatment System, Irvine Ranch Water District
Pat Chandler – Principal Public Affairs Rep, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Sondra Elrod – Public Information Officer, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Chas Gale – Metropolitan Water District Sr.Government and Regional Affairs Rep
Viriginia Grebbien- General Manager, Orange County Water District
Range Rob Hicks – Santa Rosa Plateau
Kevin Hunt – General Manager, Municipal Water District of Orange County
Bill Johnson, Water Operations Manager, Mesa Consolidated Water District
Diana Leach ’00 – General Manager, Mesa Consolidated Water District
Trudi Loy, Treatment Plant Manager, Metropolitan Water District’s Diemer Filtration Plant
Craig Miller – Associate General Manager, Orange County Water District
Adan Ortega – Vice President for External Affairs, Metropolitan Water District Headquarters
Marilyn Smith – Irvine Ranch Water District
Jeff Smyth, ‘03 – Senior Administrative Analyst, Irvine Ranch Water District
Bernie Stillions – Metropolitan Water District
Pat Tennant – Habitat Restoration Manager, Orange County Water District
Ron Wildermuth – Communications Director, Orange County Water District