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Committee on Water

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Location: Flores 6
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Challenges of Produced Water Storage and Disposal

Produced water, a byproduct of natural gas and oil exploration and production, presents challenges for storage and disposal.  The panel will discuss those challenges and the role that State regulators will have in the storage and disposal of produced water.

Moderator: TBA

Jill Cooper, Manager Reporting and Advocacy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Panelist TBA

Panelist TBA

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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Irrigation and Large Volume Water Use:  Balancing Economic Interests, Conservation Efforts, and Rate Impact

Irrigation and other large volume water use sustain important economic interests including agriculture and recreational activities such as the golf course industry.  The panel will discuss what efforts are being undertaken to improve irrigation practices to sustain those interests while being engaging in conservation practices.  The panel will also discuss how State regulators and the water utilities they regulate can facilitate improved irrigation practices.

Moderator: Hon. Mary-Anna Holden, New Jersey

Brian Brady, General Manager, Fallbrook Public Utilities District

Don Distante, Director of Planning and Strategic Projects, SUEZ North America

Tracy Quinn, Policy Analyst, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense council

Jim Schmid, Director of Agronomy, The Lakes Country Club

William J. Steele, Area Manager, Southern California Area Office, United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

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11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Business Meeting

Items of Business of the Water Committee will be covered including discussion and action on Resolutions and approval of the minutes from the Summer Meetings. Additionally, updates from the various partners of the Water Committee will be given, including NAWC, NARUC, WRF, NRRI, and NARUC's Rate School.  Members of the Committee will also have time to brief the Committee on activities of interest in their State.