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

This event is POSTPONED. New date to be announced soon.

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

NWII and its partners 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


SYP Scavenger Hunt

As you engage with exhibitors inside the Expo Hall, why not play a game for a chance to win some prizes?

All conference attendees who download the conference app are eligible to participate in this year’s SYP Scavenger Hunt sponsored by DUDEK.

Visit participating exhibitors, scan the QR code and answer the questions to win points all on the app. Accumulate over 1,000 points and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the Grand Prize. Winners will be announced on the last day of the virtual conference.

You do not need to be present to win. All you need to join the fun is a smartphone or tablet and the Eventscribe app. App will be available for download in October.

Participation Rules:

The following contest rules apply to the CWEA 2020 SYP Scavenger Hunt.

  1. Winner(s) must comply with all of the rules of the Scavenger Hunt (the Contest), including, but not limited to, any restrictions on age and/or residency, and have not committed any fraud or deception in entering the Contest or claiming the Prize.
  2. Contest is only open to attendees of the CWEA Virtual Conference and Expo.
  3. Contest will end and grand prize will be awarded to the person who is drawn from the pool of participants who received over 1,000 points, Thursday, October 22.
  4. One grand-prize winner will receive the grand prize announced on Thursday, October 22.
  5. Smaller Prizes will be awarded to individuals selected from a pool of participants who accumulate points in increments of 200.
  6. In consideration of the receipt of the prizes, the winners agree to have the prize shipped to them at the address CWEA has on file unless otherwise informed.
  7. The winners agree to allow CWEA and/or its designees the right to use winner’s name, likeness, portrait, recorded voice and/or biographical material for an unlimited period of time in order to advertise, promote or publicize CWEA and/or the products and services of any of its designees.
  8. CWEA makes no warranties of any kind with respect to the prize, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. CWEA hereby expressly disclaims any and all such warranties.
  9. The winner expressly releases CWEA, and any sponsors of the contest, and their respective officers, directors, agents, parent companies, subsidiaries and employees, from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that he/she may have, or may subsequently acquire, as a result of participating in the contest and/or receipt of the prize.
  10. Employees of CWEA and their immediate family are not eligible.
  11. Vendors of CWEA and Annual Conference exhibitors are not eligible to participate in Contest.
  12. CWEA is not responsible for smartphone/tablet system or internet failure, or other inability of entrants to enter due to technical malfunction. CWEA is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail or for printing errors. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.
  13. Attendees are only eligible to win during the Expo Hall hours at the CWEA Virtual Conference and Expo, October 19-22, 2020.