Water Conservation Showcase 2020 (Day 1) July 21, 9 am - 1:20 pm PST

  • 21 July 2020
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:20 PM
  • Event Location : Online, San Francisco, CA, United States
Water Conservation
Event Description

The Water Conservation Showcase is a free virtual event and is organized through the combined efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council Northern California, East Bay Municipal Utility District, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Committee on the Environment from the local American Institute of Architects chapter, the City of San Jose's Water Resources Division and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center.

Day 1 of 4 will feature the following sessions: 

Update on California’s New Conservation Framework 

Speakers: Peter Brostrom, Tia Lebherz

7/21/20 |  9:00 am - 10:20 am

Watch Now: Preview this session here.

Attend this panel for an update and conversation with the Department of Water Resources and California Water Efficiency Partnership on the direction of water efficiency and supply in California. The speakers will cover two significant California initiatives: implementation of the state’s new conservation framework and an overview of the newly released Water Resilience Portfolio.  


Analysis of MWELO: Is It Working?

Speakers: Dave Langridge, Julie Saare-Edmonds

Host: Charles Bohlig

7/21/20 | 10:30 am - 11:50 am

Watch Now: Preview this session here.

In this session, data will be presented on more than 150 MWELO landscape installations at both the 70% and 45% reference ET. We will review their water savings (or not?) and present our findings and paths forward for the success of this ordinance.

Workshop: Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Certification Program

Speakers: Lisa Cueller, Greg Plumb

7/21/20 | 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Watch Now: Preview this session here.


Did you hear that QWEL is rolling out across the Bay Area? Attendees of this interactive workshop will learn how this EPA WaterSense recognized certification program is empowering professionals with the skills to save water outdoors while creating thriving landscapes. 

The workshop facilitators will use a few examples from the newly revamped QWEL curriculum to lead participants through hands-on exercises that will illustrate some of the key take-aways of the QWEL program. With the recent launch of a new regional Bay Area QWEL program, now is a great time to learn more about what’s involved in becoming QWEL certified and the value of obtaining certification.


  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online conference

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