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Online Registration Deadline Approaches for ACWA Spring Conference

The online registration deadline for ACWA’s 2017 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey closes April 14. Several key leaders in the water industry will speak at the conference providing perspectives on everything from energy storage to emergency management.

The conference, themed “One Water, One Future,” runs May 9-12 and will explore California’s shared vision – and challenges – regarding the state’s water future.

Top speakers include Susan Kennedy, chief executive officer & founder, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Inc., who will open the conference with a keynote breakfast address Wednesday, May 10. Kennedy, who has served in high-level roles in two gubernatorial administrations and for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will share insights into the energy storage field from her vantage point at Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Inc. She also will discuss pivotal moments in her public service career, including her role in the development and passage of the 2009 water package.

William Croyle, acting director of the California Department of Water Resources, will keynote the Wednesday luncheon, where he will describe the emergency response to the spillway erosion at Oroville Dam. Croyle and his team at DWR worked with the Butte County Sheriff’s office and other local and state entities to launch an all-out emergency response to protect the citizens in possible harm’s way, and to trouble-shoot efforts to ensure the dam’s safety.

With its over 80 meeting and program sessions, ACWA’s Spring Conference offers those in the water industry a chance to drill down into the regulatory, environmental and political issues that shape our industry. Conference attendees will be able to look at these contemporary water issues from a local, statewide, and federal perspective so they may become even better water managers. The conference also offers continuing education credits in the legal, energy, financial, and drinking water issue areas for professionals seeking contact hours.

Program sessions look at issues ranging from water storage to small hydro to groundwater rights.

The online registration deadline is April 14. More information is at www.acwa.com.

Original author: Pamela Martineau
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