June 1st and 2nd, 2016

PG & E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Council staff with be out of the office from Tuesday, May 31st, to Friday, June 3rd. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Sarah Foley at 916-296-8508

Peer-to-Peer 2016 is the Council’s dynamic, interactive gathering for water conservation and efficiency professionals like yourself. There, you can share with colleagues from other utilities the on-the-job challenges you face. Learn with, and from, your peers about solutions that work. We have developed a program with useful sessions for all levels of experience. Participants can choose the individual sessions that best fit their needs.  Register to attend today.

Field Trips
- We plan two field trips for the afternoon of June 2 for those who can stay. One will be a mini CII audit at a local hotel. The other will be a tour of the SFPUC's Living Machine featuring onsite treatment of gray and black water.

Vendor Fair
- Tour the exhibits for the latest tools and services to help you meet your conservation goals.  Exhibitor registration information is available here.

Hotel Accommodations - The Council has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Handlery Union Square Hotel for this event. The room rate is $150 per night plus taxes and fees. Reservations must be made by individual call in. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or check for the first night’s room and tax. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 13. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly: 415-781-7800.


There is no parking at the facility. There are parking lots located at 5th Street and Howard Street as well as 5th Street and Folsom Street. There is also a parking garage located at 5th Street and Mission Street. More information about the 5th and Mission garage can be found at www.fifthandmission.com.

Directions to Parking Garage:

• Take a RIGHT on 5th Street (Northbound)

• Take your 2nd RIGHT on Mission Street, to garage at 833 Mission Street

Event Pricing

Days Early Bird* Standard
Both $125 $149
June 1 $90 $110
June 2 $60 $75

*Early bird registration ends May 20th


Click to view the schedule and program.

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Basic Training:

For utility staff members who are early in their careers, and for others who want formal training they never had, or simply want to brush up, we have training in the fundamental skills and tools most needed by core programs. Tentative topics include:

  • Indoor Residential Audits
  • Fundamentals of the Watershed Approach
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis 101
  • Program Messaging & Marketing Fundamentals
  • Running Effective Rebate & Incentive Programs
  • Models: Use and Management
  • CII Audits 101

Organizations providing panelists and trainers include (partial list):

A & N Technical Services, Inc.
City of Roseville
City of Sacramento
City of Santa Cruz
City of Santa Rosa
Contra Costa Water District
Daily Acts
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Eastern Municipal Water District
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Maddaus Water Management
Marin Municipal Water District
Regional Water Authority
Placer County Water Agency
San Diego County Water Authority
San Jose Water Company
Sonoma County Water Agency
Surfrider Foundation
Western Municipal Water District

For Experienced Practitioners:

For other utility staff members, we are offering highly interactive sessions. There, with well-experienced professionals from other utilities, you can collectively noodle through the on-the-job challenges you all face. In each topical session, you can learn with, and from, solutions that work. Tentative topics include:

  • Encouraging Program Innovation
  • Program Data Needs & Opportunities
  • After a Drought: Lessons Learned
  • Dealing With Recent Changes to Law: MWELO and SB 555
  • Building & Funding Effective Partnerships
  • Social Media - Uses and Abuses