CASA, CWEA Announce California’s First-Ever Partnering for Impact Forum on May 5th

Let's work together to move water, wastewater innovations forward faster
Announcements, Resource Recovery

All water and wastewater professionals are welcome, including both members and non-members.

Wednesday, May 5th
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration charge is $50


(If you do not already have a CWEA account, please click “Register” to establish a free account)

Event sponsors

This workshop will allow attendees to explore the strategic, leading-edge thinking needed to advance innovation in California and to translate innovative ideas for meeting the State’s key water and carbon management objectives into on-the-ground programs throughout the state.

Three of the State’s key goals for water and carbon management that impact the wastewater community are:

  • Recycling 2.5 million acre-feet of wastewater by 2030.
  • Reduce carbon emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
  • Reduction in organic waste disposal in landfills 75 percent below 2014 levels by 2025.

While the mission-critical function of water and wastewater services remains constant, the tools used to maintain consistent levels of service must evolve to meet these new systemic challenges and high-performance expectations.

Workshop Format

This one-day workshop co-hosted by CASA and CWEA will bring together thought leaders, decision makers, project managers, and plant operators to create an open discussion around innovation in the wastewater sector in California. The audience will engage in facilitated breakout discussions around each topic introduced by our speakers in a short “TED-style” format. Following the breakout discussions, all attendees will participate in a moderated discussion with the presenters.

Sessions and Speakers

>Innovative Water and Carbon Management Strategies for Wastewater Utilities
Dr. George Tchobanoglous, Professor Emeritus UC Davis

>Carbon Management and Sequestration through Biosolids Reclamation – Panel Discussion

Biosolids for Wetlands Reclamation for Bay Restoration
Dr. Maddie Foster-Martinez, University of New Orleans

Using Compost and Biosolids to Improve Post-Fire Water Quality
Dr. David Crohn, UC Riverside and Harry Allen, US EPA Region 9

Biosolids for Mine Reclamation
Harry Allen, US EPA Region 9

> Integrated Planning for Advancing One-Water Strategies in California
Celeste Cantú, Celeste Cantú Consulting

> Achieving the State’s Water Recycling Goals Through Progressive Water Resource Management Strategies Small and Large Agency Perspectives

Rosamond:  Collaborative Permitting Achieves Beneficial Incidental Recharge in an Adjudicated Groundwater Basin
Steve Perez, Rosamond CSD General Manager
Greg Wood, Rosamond CSD Board Member
Sergio Alonso, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board

Metropolitan Water District and County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County:
Overcoming Agency Barriers to Regional Potable Reuse Projects
Deven Upadhyay, Assistant General Manager/COO, MWD
Robert Ferrante, Chief Engineer and General Manager, LACSD


Event Sponsors

CDM Smith
Coombs Hopkins
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
West Yost

Contact Hours:  No contact hours offered