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H2O for HOAs

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H2O for HOAs is a water forum designed to inform and educate homeowner associations, property managers, and landscape contractors, about water efficient practices, water-runoff regulations, cost-effective water management strategies, and available rebate programs.

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2018 H2O for HOAs Forum

2018 H2O for HOAs Forum
The annual H2O for HOAs Forum was held on April 26, 2018 at the City of Laguna Hills Community Center (AGENDA). Presented by Moulton Niguel Water District, the Forum focused on stormwater BMPs, water efficiency tools and programs, and information on IPM and landscape design practices . The event featured the following topics and speakers:

  1. Stormwater Best Management Practices presented by Joe Ames, City of Mission Viejo
  2. Water Efficiency: Best Practices, Tools, & Resources presented by Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District
  3. Integrated Pest Management presented by Dr. Cheryl Wilen, UC Cooperative Extension
  4. Native Plants – Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time presented by Kristen Wernick, California Native Plant Society
  5. The California Watershed Garden presented by Jodie Cook, My Avant Garden & Jodie Cook Design, Inc.
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2014 H2O for HOAs Forum

2014 H2O for HOAs Forum
The sixth annual H2O for HOAs Forum was held on April 29, 2014 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center (AGENDA). Presented by the Tri-City Water Savers, the Forum focused on the California drought, and runoff management. The event featured the following topics and speakers:

  1. Drought and Water Supply Overview presented by Keith Van Der Maaten, City of San Juan Capistrano
  2. California Friendly Landscape Class presented by Jodie Cook, Green Gardens Group
  3. Financial Incentive$ and Other Programs for Efficiency and Runoff Management (including rain barrels) presented by Melissa Baum- Haley Ph.D., Municipal Water District of Orange County
  4. Recycled Water presented by Andrew Kanzler, City of San Clemente
  5. Runoff Management and Regulations presented by Ziad Mazboudi, City of San Juan Capistrano
  6. Reducing Runoff to Reduce Disease Risk presented by Amber Semrow, OC Vector Control District
  7. Integrated Pest Management, IPM presented by Darren Haver, South Coast REC and UCCE Orange
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2013 H2O for HOAs Forum

The fifth annual H2O for HOAs Forum was held on April 30, 2013 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center. Presented by the Tri-City Water Savers – comprised of South Coast Water District and the cities of San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Dana Point – the Forum focused on Smart and Sustainable Landscaping. The event featured the following topics and speakers

  1. Water Supply and Water Use Efficiency presented by Francie Kennedy, City of San Juan Capistrano
  2. What HOAs Need to Know About Storm Water Regulations presented by Ziad Mazboudi, San Juan Capistrano
  3. Water Smart Success! Irrigation Improvement and Landscape Rebate Potential presented by Melissa Baum- Haley Ph.D., Municipal Water District of Orange County
  4. Landscape Incentives presented by Carolyn Schaffer, Metropolitan Water District of Orange County
  5. Effective Grass Removal and What to Plant Instead presented by Gene Ratcliff, Tree of Life Nursery
  6. Ocean Friendly Gardens presented by Niki Wilson, Surfrider Foundation
  7. Got Ants? Try Integrated Pest Management presented by Tamara Majcherek, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
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2012 H2O for HOAs Forum

The fourth annual H2O for HOAs  Forum was held on March 22, 2012 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center. Presented by the  Tri-City Water Savers – comprised of South Coast Water District and the cities of San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Dana Point – the Forum focused on Smart and Sustainable Landscaping. The event featured the following topics and speakers:

  1. General Water Supply Overview presented by Mike Dunbar, South Coast Water District
  2. HOA Case Study by Summer Place
  3. Irrigation Runoff Reduction and Regulations by Lisa Zawaski, City of Dana Point
  4. The New California Landscape by Gene Ratcliffe, Tree of Life Nursery
  5. Maintaining a Healthy Landscape by Darren Haver, UC Cooperative Extension Program
  6. Water Saving Tools and Incentives for HOAs, by Joe Berg, Municipal Water District of Orange County

(You may click on the links above to download the presentation files.)

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