Water Policy + Innovation Summit
Policy Solutions to Accelerate Water Data Innovation
Featuring the winners of the 2017 California Water Policy Challenge
Tuesday May 16th, 2017 | 2:00 - 5:30 | Hosted Reception 5:30 - 6:30
Cal EPA Annex 801 K St | Sacramento, CA
2:00 - 5:30 pm
Welcome: Wade Crowfoot The Water Foundation
Round 1: Practical Advice on Getting Stuff Done: 2016 CA Water Policy Challenge winners Paula Kehoe (SFPUC) and Mary Ann Dickinson (Alliance for Water Efficiency, IH2O '17 Policy Judge) map their progress on state-wide onsite reuse standards and AB 740.
Policy Showcase & Workshop with 2017 California Water Policy Challenge Winner: Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at Berkeley Law (CLEE) and Water and Power Law Group LLC
Round 2: Practical Advice on Getting Stuff Done: Factors leading to the successful passage of The Open and Transparent Water Data Act and what this means for water data innovation with Adrian Covert of the Bay Area Council and California Senator Bill Dodd (invited).
Hosted Reception to follow
Results of the 2017 California Water Policy Challenge.
Read the full Press Release here, and click through the teams for information about the proposed policy solution.
Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at Berkeley Law (CLEE) and Water and Power Law Group LLC: Create a modern information system of water rights and water use that will enable deliberate, real-time decision making on the allocation of water in California. Read about this idea.
Water in the West at Stanford University: Build a flexible digital tool that quantifies the environmental, economic, and social benefits and risks of Green Infrastructure (GI) projects to support increased integration with urban planning projects. Read about this idea.
About the Challenge
Data is essential to help California’s farmers, businesses and communities monitor and manage water resources more effectively. Promising data solutions exist—but policy barriers prevent their adoption in municipal, agricultural and industrial markets. A supportive policy environment is vital to foster a market for water innovation.
IH2O’s second annual California Water Policy Challenge aims to strengthen the quality of water management by accelerating the development of water data innovations and technologies.
AG Kawamura Solutions from the Land Andrew Fahlund The Water Foundation Buzz Thompson Stanford University Caitrin Chappelle Public Policy Institute of California Frank Loge UC Davis Hank Giclas Western Growers Heather Cooley Pacific Institute Jennifer Persike ACWA Kevin Klowden Milken Institute Mary Ann Dickinson Alliance for Water Efficiency Martha Davis Inland Empire Utilities Ron Gastelum Water Conservation Partners Peter Yolles WaterSmart Software