FREE WEBINAR: Urban Water Management Plans: 201

October 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Guidebook is out, and it’s time for California urban water suppliers and utility managers to get to work on plan submissions.

Join our webinar on October 15 for an interactive look at the “Why” (overview and benefits), “How” (planning process steps), and “What” (key Guidebook sections and data tables) of Urban Water Management Plans. We will cover what you need to know to get to work on your plan and provide opportunities to engage with experts. Choose from four interactive breakout sessions with experts and dive deep into specific topic areas. Leave understanding what you need to do to keep on track to submit a thoughtfully crafted and fully vetted plan by the July 1, 2021 deadline.

Content Goals:

  • Summarize changes from Draft Guidebook, review FAQs, and clarify DWR support and role
  • Outline process planning steps and share additional insight from attendees
  • Review key sections, data tables, and items to watch out for
  • Provide advice on communication plans, submittals, and adoption
  • Facilitate interactive breakout sessions focused on specific topics

Expert Speakers:

  • Kendra Olmos – Executive Director, UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Sarah Triolo – Water Resources Project Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Danielle McPherson – Senior Water Resources Specialist, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency
  • Michelle Maddaus, PE – President, Maddaus Water Management
  • Lisa Maddaus, PE – CFO, Maddaus Water Management
  • Caroline Koch – Water Policy Director, WaterNow Alliance

Who Should Attend: California utility management, conservation staff, water resource planners and engineers

Breakout Sessions:

  • Option 1 – Water Demand, Climate Change and Energy Intensity: Need help navigating the new UWMP sections on climate change or energy? We’ll go over how to address energy intensity – which systems to include, data you need and more. We’ll also discuss options and ideas for how to address the climate change requirements.
  • Option 2 – Conservation, Water Loss, Water Storage, and Revenue Impacts: Three key technical areas will be covered here. The per capita water use discussion will address the associated tables on SBx7-7. We’ll go over the new water shortage changes in Section 8 and review how to address the new tools and 6 water shortage stages. This is also the group for you if you finished your SB-555 Water Loss reporting workbook and want to know where to put your information into the UWMP.
  • Option 3 – Wholesalers and Regional UWMP Coordination: Questions about which sections of the Guidebook apply to wholesale water suppliers? Need clarification on which elements of your UWMPs should be coordinated with other local and regional agencies? We’ll discuss how wholesaler and retailer UWMP requirements differ and where they should coordinate with each other. We’ll also identify topics that necessitate regional collaboration, such as population projections, climate change and more.
  • Option 4 – Crossing the Finish Line and Beyond: Engaging Your Community, Adopting Your Plan & Financing Implementation: Dive into the process of adopting your Plan and ways to pay for implementation. We’ll cover public notice and hearing requirements as well as best practices for meaningfully engaging your community and other relevant stakeholders. This group will also review the mechanics of agendizing Plan adoption. And to put you on the path to implementation, we’ll introduce innovative ways water agencies can finance demand management measures and conservation programs identified in your Plan.

Note: This is a follow up to our 101 session prior to the Guidebook’s release. Catch up here on the basics before this 201 webinar.