2012 Annual Water Management Symposium – Western State Water Resources Infrastructure Needs and Strategies

Phoenix, Arizona
November 14-16, 2012



Wednesday, November 14

Arizona’s Water Future:  Infrastructure Financing and Conservation

Melanie Ford, Technical Program Supervisor, Arizona Water Infrastructure Finance Authority
Brad Hill, Utilities Director, City of Flagstaff
Dennis Rule, Manager, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
Guy Carpenter, Vice President, Carollo Engineers

Water Needs for the Sun Corridor

Grady Gammage, Senior Fellow, Morrison Institute, Arizona State University

Western State Water Resources Infrastructure Projects, Programs & Funding

Derek Sandison, Director, Washington State Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River
Brian Patton
, Bureau Chief, Idaho Water Resources Board
Eric Millis, Deputy Director, Utah Division of Water Resources
Adele Basham, Bureau Chief, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Sue Lowry, Wyoming, Interstate Streams Administrator, State Engineer’s Office
Scott Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer/Blue Ribbon Commission Member
Dave Templeton, Director, South Dakota Division of Technical and Financial Assistance
Scott Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer/Blue Ribbon Commission Member

Thursday, November 15

Western State Water Resources Infrastructure Projects, Programs & Funding (cont’d)

Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water Office
Steve Gaul, Comprehensive Planning Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Melanie Callahan, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Construction Innovations:  Better, Faster & Smarter

Chitra Foster and John Awezec, (combined presentation)
Chitra Foster, Associate, Southern California Area Manager, CDM Smith
John Awezec, Alternative Delivery Director, Water Business Group, HDR

Friday, November 16

Integrated Water Resources Management:  Infrastructure Needs and Streamlining Regulatory Requirements

Dave Palumbo, Deputy Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
James Hannon, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Public/Private Sector Roles in Financing/Building Projects

Shawn Dralle, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Daniel Ferons, General Manager, Santa Margarita Water District Board
David Pitcher, Assistant General Manager/Chief Engineer, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Bruce Moore, Acting Director of Surface Water Resources, Las Vegas Valley Water District