2017 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference
Scholarships, Sponsorships & Exhibitor Opportunities Available

The Santa Ana River Watershed Conference will examine pressing issues key to the watershed that spans Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The daylong event will be held on May 25 at the Ontario Convention Center in the city of Ontario.

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Join us to discuss the importance of the Santa Ana River Watershed and how, through powerful partnerships, the region can find resilient solutions to  improve the quality and reliability of the local water supply.

Discussions will center around:

  • Defining the 21st Century water strategy
  • Mapping water use, making the watershed resilient
  • Showcasing the region’s ambitious integrated projects
  • Getting ready for Prop. 1 funding
  • Serving underserved and disadvantaged communities

Speakers will include:

  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Jacklynn Gould, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region 
  • Debra Man, Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University’s Water in the West
  • Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Christine Boyle, Founder and CEO, Valor Water Analytics, Inc.
  • Chelsea Minton, Director of Sales and Partner Relations, OmniEarth
  • Wade Crowfoot, Chief Executive Officer, Water Foundation
  • Susana De Anda, Co-Executive Director, Community Water Center

The event is convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation.

SAWPA was an early champion of the OWOW concept - one water, one watershed - and built it into an innovative and integrated planning process being implemented in the watershed. Click here to see the latest plan. 

Sponsor or Exhibit!

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. Contact Beth Stern for any questions about those opportunities.

Scholarships Available!

We also will have a limited number of scholarships available for:

  • low-income community members living in the watershed to attend the conference.
  • Nonprofits that serve the watershed to exhibit free of charge and send up to three employees to the conference.

You can find an application under “Related Links” below or on the upper-right hand sides of this webpage. You can fill it out online or print it out and scan it via email to Kasey Chong.

If you have any questions about registration or scholarships, email Kasey Chong or call him at 916-444-6240.

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764



GEOSCIENCE Support Services, Inc.

As professional ground water hydrologists and geologists, GSSI specializes in ground water planning, development and management, ground water quality protection and ground water related litigation support.


Chino Basin Water Conservation District

A public agency whose goal is the protection of the Chino Groundwater Basin in order to guarantee that current and future water needs will be met. The Basin is protected by the capture and percolation of waters through the District’s network of channels, basins and spreading grounds.


Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc.

Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. specializes in construction management services. Services also include program and project management, stormwater pollution prevention, compliance and training, staff augmentation and building plan checks.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler that delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn provides water to more than 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.


Orange County Sanitation District

“To protect public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling.”


San Bernardino County Flood Control District

The District has developed an extensive system of facilities, including dams, conservation basins, channels and storm drains that intercept and convey flood flows through and away from the major developed areas of the County.


Orange County Water District

The District’s primary responsibility is managing the vast groundwater basin under northern and central Orange County that supplies water to more than 20 cities and water agencies, serving more than 2.3 million Orange County residents.


Inland Empire Utilities Agency

A leader in water management and environmental stewardship, including water quality, water-use efficiency, recycled water, and renewable energy, in order to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout the region.


Western Municipal Water District

Western Municipal Water District was formed in 1954, and today provides reliable water and wastewater services to retail customers and wholesale agencies from Corona to Temecula.


San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District was formed in 1954 as a regional agency to plan a long-range water supply for the San Bernardino Valley.


Eastern Municipal Water District

We deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.


Irvine Ranch Water District

The Irvine Ranch Water District is an independent special district that provides high-quality drinking water, reliable wastewater collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to central Orange County.

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