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WACO Meeting Archive 2014
 

Meeting Materials (2014)

December 12, 2014
Program

1) Are Orange County Water Agencies Prepared to Respond to a Major Disaster?
Kelly Hubbard, Emergency Manager, Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County
2) Orange County Groundwater Conditions and Forecasts
John Kennedy, Executive Director of Engineering and Local Resources, Orange County Water District
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report

November 7, 2014
Program
(Video Link)
1) Business Risks, Inverse Condemnation and Health Savings Accounts

Walter "Andy" Sells, Chief Executive Officer, Association of California Water Agencies / Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA)
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report

October 3, 2014
Program

1) Drought Update and 2014 Water Bond
Kathleen Cole, Executive Legislative Representative, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report

September 5, 2014
Program
(Video Link)
1) Federal Drought Relief in Sight?
The Honorable Ken Calvert, United States House of Representatives (CA-42)
2) Proposition 1 - Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act 2014
Heather Baez, Governmental Affairs Manager, Municipal Water District of Orange County
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report


August 1, 2014
Program

1) Water System Reliability in CA, Southern CA and Orange County
Gordon Johnson, Chief Engineer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report

July 11, 2014
Program

1) Clean Water Act - Waters of the U.S. Rules
Daren Bakst, Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy
2) CEQA Reform
Senator Dick Ackerman
Ackerman Consulting
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
State Water Issues Update
Legislative Report
Recorded Meeting

June 6, 2014
Program

1) Bay Delta Conservation Plan Update
Steve Arakawa, Manager, Bay Delta-Initiatives Program, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
2) Orange County Groundwater Supplies Update
John Kennedy, Executive Director of Engineering and Local Resources, Orange County Water District
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report


May 2, 2014
Program

1) Atmospheric Rivers
Dr. Duane Waliser, Chief Scientist & Earth Science and Technology Directorate, NASA/JPL Science
2) Update on DWR/NASA Workshop
Dr. Michael Gunson, OCO-2 Project Scientist/Manager, Global Change & Energy, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report


April 4, 2014
Program

1) Working Together on Water
Michael Giancola, Chief Executive Officer, County of Orange
2) Paying for Water in California
Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report

March 7, 2014
Program

1) Overview of Water Supply Reliability in Orange County
Karl Seckel, Assistant General Manager, MWDOC
2) Role of the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency in Orange County: Status of the Mainsteam Project & Westminster Watershed Study
Herb Nakasone, Executive Director, SARFPA
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report

February 7, 2014
Program

1) Hydraulic Fracturing: Implications for Local Water Resources, Outlook for 2014
Christopher Gabelich, Senior Environmental Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
2) Understanding Public-Private Partnerships in Water
Adrian Moore, Vice-President of Policy, Reason Foundation
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report

January 10, 2014
Program

1)
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board: Outlook for 2014
Kurt Berchtold, Executive Director, Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board 
2) Observations of Groundwater Depletion from Space: Challenges in California and the United States
James S. Famiglietti, Director, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling
Meeting Agenda
Water Supply Report
Legislative Report