Event Information:

  • Wed

    Long-term Water Planning: How do we ensure enough water for the future

    2:30 PMWebinar

    Commissioner Lorraine Akiba's presentation
    California PUC’s Water-Energy Nexus webpage http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/nexus_calculator/
    Connecticut State Water Plan Documents (including executive summary) http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&Q=586878
    The Spang Holquin Loge article on the estimated impact of California's urban water conservation

    The issue of long-term water planning is particularly relevant in the U.S. as many states face recent drought conditions, and infrastructure planning is once again a hot topic. While Long-term water planning is an increasingly important issue for states to address, it remains complex due to the multi-party aspect of water regulation. In many states, several agencies have regulatory and planning authority over water supplies, including: water resources departments, health departments, environmental departments, and public utility commissions. This panel will focus on exploring long-term water planning issues from a variety of perspectives, including:
    ○ challenges and best practices for states interested in long-term water planning,
    ○ Important considerations for embarking on long-term water planning, and
    ○ future innovation that has the potential to impact long-term water planning
    Hon. Lorraine H. Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
    Hon. Catherine J.K. Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
    James J. Chelius, P.E., Director-- Engineering Asset Planning, American Water
    Cathy A. Pedemonti, Utilities Examiner, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, CT DEEP
    Kathryn J. Kline, Senior Research Associate, NRRI