Keynote Theater 1

    • Wednesday

      Anecita Agustinez: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.00 - 11.30

      Anecita Agustinez
      California Department of Water Resources

      Tribal Water in California Indian Country

      This session will discuss how Tribal Nations can collaborate and promote climate resilience across various water sectors through resource management strategies and policy actions promoting groundwater management, habitat restoration and cultural resource protection.

      Terence Shia: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.45 - 12.15

      Terence Shia
      California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

      The CPUC's Regulation of Investor-Owned Water Utilities in California

      This presentation will provide an overview of the Commission's regulatory jurisdiction of investor-owned water utilities in California. Topics include the Commission's jurisdictional responsibilities as well as our partnership with other California water agencies such as the Water Board and Department of Water Resources. I will also present on our Division's priorities and specific actions for meeting our challenges.

      Conner Everts: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      12.30 - 13.00

      Conner Everts
      Southern California Watershed Alliance

      Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Ocean Desalination in California

      Ocean Desalination in California has had a long rocky road in California culminating in the rejection of the Poseidon proposal in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California at The Coastal Commission last year. This seminar will discuss the history of this and other battles over supply and demand of water.

      Alex Tardy: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      13.15 - 13.45

      Alex Tardy
      NOAA National Weather Service

      Drought Monitoring and Impacts Related to Weather Patterns

      NOAA National Weather Service and collaborating government, universities and water management users follow the US Drought Monitor in real-time for decision making. Alex will discuss the process of measuring drought severity and the weather patterns driving much of the extreme changes in drought and the resulting impacts from water supply to fire weather.

      Madhurima Sarkar-Swaisgood: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      14.00 - 14.30

      Madhurima Sarkar-Swaisgood
      United Nations

      Climate Impacts on Transboundary Water Challenges in Asia Pacific Region

      Climate change has significant impacts on transboundary water challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. this is intensifying water scarcity and competition among countries that share transboundary river basins. These challenges require multifaceted collaborative efforts among countries to adapt to changing conditions and ensure water security for both current and future generations.