2019 Winter Plenary

Location : Veterans’ Memorial Building
Santa Barbara, CA

Date : December 11, 2019 10:00 am

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Agenda and Presentations:

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10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Greg Bundesen, CalWEP Board Chair

10:10 AM Host Presentation
Tyrone LaFay, Water Conservation Coordinator
Santa Barbara County Water Agency

10:30 AM Keynote: Fire Survivor Garden Installations
Trathen Heckman, Executive Director
Daily Acts

11:00 AM CalWEP 2019 – Year in Review
Sarah Foley & Tia Lebherz, Executive Directors

11:30 AM What’s New at the Alliance
Mary Ann Dickinson, AWE President & CEO

11:40 AM Focus on: Cooling Towers
Kate McMordie Stoughton,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM NGO Member Spotlight: Ecology Action
Sherry Bryan, Program Manager

1:10 PM New Member Spotlight: Aquatrax
Amit Sharma, Founder

1:15 PM Framework Implementation Update
Peter Brostrom, Department of Water Resources
Wayne Tate, Eagle Aerial

1:45 PM Can You Dig It? Exploring Landscaper Certification Programs
Lisa Cuellar, CalWEP (moderator)
Greg Plumb, Sonoma Water
Krista Reger, Metropolitan Water District of SoCal
Oscar Carmona, Santa Barbara County Green Gardener Program
Pamela Berstler, Green Gardens Group (G3)

Landscape Certification Overview Matrix

2:55 PM Wrap up & Closing

Keynote Speaker

Trathen Heckman is the founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization. He serves on the Board of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is an Advisory Board member of the Norcal Community Resilience Network. Trathen helps people and groups reclaim the power of their actions to regenerate self, nature and community. Trathen lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine and wonder while working to compost apathy.



Pre-Plenary Networking Event

Join us the evening before for our meet-and-greet sponsored by Rachio!

The Endless Summer Bar and Cafe
December 10, 2019 | 5-8pm

Post-Plenary Networking Event

Staying in Santa Barbara for the evening? Join us after for a happy hour sunset cruise networking event sponsored by WaterWise Consulting.  Join us for snacks and refreshments and live music by some of your favorite water conservation colleagues: 6 More Weeks of Winter!


Date: December 11, 2019 10:00 am
Location: Veterans’ Memorial Building
112 W Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101