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Presented by: CWEA

POSTPONED: Partnering for Impact: 2020 Water Forum featuring Nevada, California Water Leaders


  • March 31
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Atlantis Hotel
Reno, NV United States
  • Member price: $75
  • Non-member price: $75

Hosted by the Nevada Water Innovation Institute in collaboration with CWEA, NWEA and CASA

NWII and its founders will host the Partnering for Impact 2020 Water Forum on March 31, 2020 at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the Nevada and California Water Environment Association Annual Conference. The event will feature over 100 leaders from water sector and will address how partnering can help challenges of innovation, collaboration, and workforce development in the water sector. This event will sell out quickly. Registration is handled by our sister association Nevada Water Environment Association.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Atlantis Resort and Spa – Reno, Nevada

2020 Themes

• Visionary Leadership to Accelerate Results
• Driving Innovation with Advances in Research and Technology
• Achieving Goals through Innovative Partnerships

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ralph Exton, Chief Commercial Officer at SUEZ – Water Technologies and Solutions
  • Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Norma Comacho, Chief Executive Officer for Valley Water
  • Robert C. Ferrante, General Manager for Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
  • Jackie Jarrell, Deputy Director for Charlotte Water and WEF Board of Trustees President
  • Jeff Mosher, Principal Technologist and Vice President at Carollo Engineers
  • Krishna Pagilla PhD, Director at the Nevada Water Innovation Institute
  • Alise Porto, Director, Strategy Projects at Switch
  • Nancy Vogel, Director, CA Governor’s Water Portfolio Program
  • David Sedlak, Professor, UC Berkeley Deputy Director, ReNUWIt
  • David Johnson, Deputy GM, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Mark Foree, GM, Truckee Meadows Water Authority
  • Paul Westerhoff, Regents Professor, Arizona State University
  • Rick Warner, Program Developer, Nevada Water Innovation Institute

Invited Participants

  • Cristina Ahmadpour, President of Isle Utilities North America
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority, San Francisco Public Utility Commission, ReNUWIt
  • The Water Research Foundation, Founding Agencies of the Nevada Water Innovation Institute


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