4th Annual California Water

June 20 to 22, 2017 - Sacramento, California, USA

4th Annual California Water

Join Key Stakeholders to Fund Critical Water Infrastructure Projects.

The Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIFIA) was signed to accelerate investment in the United States water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects. This $12B measure will provide a variety of opportunities to address our nation’s numerous water issues; with an urgent emphasis on those in California.

Infocast’s California Water Summit will once again bring together a wide range of players in the California water arena, including cities, local municipalities, utilities and other commercial end-users, EPCS/developers, investors, financiers, technology, equipment and other solutions providers, and other water stakeholders.

Connect with industry leaders and network with key regulators in order to explore new opportunities in public funding available for water infrastructure, as well as review the new regulations governing the water usage.

Agenda Highlights

  • Governor Brown’s Four-Point Plan to Bolster Dam Safety and Flood Protection
  • Water Conservation in California and California Water Bill
  • Senate Bill SB 5 California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management in California: Framework and Implementation Roadmap
  • Update on Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014 (Proposition 1)
  • What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada — and California
  • Current and Long-Term Municipal and Local Community Water Needs
  • The Drought and Lessons Learned
  • Water Infrastructure Project Development in California, a Private Company Perspective
  • Water Utilities’ Perspectives on Water Challenges in California
  • Grants, Financing Instruments, Tax Breaks, and Other Incentives for Water Infrastructure Developments
  • Mitigating Physical and Cybersecurity Attacks on Critical Water Infrastructure
  • Aligning Public and Private Investments in California Water


  • Teveia Barnes – Executive Director, IBANK, California Infrastructure And Economic Development Bank
  • Mark Ghilarducci – Director, California Office Of Emergency Services
  • Joe Gunter – Mayor, City Of Salinas
  • Barbara Halliday – Mayor, City Of Hayward
  • Brian Harrell, CPP – Director of Security and Risk Management, Navigant Consulting, Inc
  • David Haubert – Mayor, City Of Dublin
  • Jeanine Jones – Interstate Resources Manager, Department Of Water Resources
  • Andrew Kingman – Executive Vice President, Poseidon Water
  • John Laird – Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Marc Levine – Assemblymember, Chair, Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, California State Assembly
  • Ian Parker – Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co
  • Andrew D. Sawyers – Director, Office of Wastewater Management, US EPA
  • Helene Schneider – Mayor, City Of Santa Barbara
  • Chris Zapata – City Manager, City Of San Leandro

Sign up for the 4th Annual California Water Summit today to get the latest insights and lessons learned from successfully-funded water projects and determine how to maximize project fundability from both public and private water projects! Plus, be sure to attend the Pre-Summit Briefing: Developing Successful Water P3s to learn about critical elements of public-private partnerships essential to developing California’s much-needed water infrastructure.

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