Water Conservation Showcase 2020 (Day 3), August 18, 9 am - 1:20 pm

  • 18 August 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 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 3 will feature the following panels:

How to Build Your Career in the Water Industry

Speakers: Lindsey Fransen, Michael Kushner, Earnest Salgado

8/18/20 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am

Watch Now: Preview this session here.​

This session is geared towards those seeking jobs or changing jobs within the water industry. The goal is to provide information about how to enter or advance along various career paths, including but not limited to conservation and water efficiency, by sharing individual stories from current staff in water utilities and private industry, and learning about strategies and resources from BAYWORK, a collaborative of water and wastewater utilities working together to ensure workforce reliability.  A BAYWORK representative will provide an overview about resources and training opportunities and other panelists will discuss how they got their current positions, the skills and education they needed, what they learned on the job, as well as internship, job opportunities, and career resources available to people seeking positions at their organizations.


Water and Energy Nexus: Applications and Outcomes

Speakers: Frank Loge, Jack Aitchison, Cielo Sichi

8/18/20 | 10:30 am - 11:50 am

Watch Now: Preview this session here.​

While it is generally understood that conserving water has significant energy-saving benefits, there is limited data on project specifics.

This presentation panel will explore water- and energy-saving strategies across a wide range of facility types. Each speaker will share implementation details, performance data and lessons learned.


Workshop: Smart Controllers-Wi-Fi Controllers - Secrets to Success

Speaker: Jim Borneman

8/18/20 | 12:00 pm to 1:20pm

Watch Now: Preview this session here.​

We now have at our disposal a myriad of ordinances and water conserving technologies to aid landscape managers in conserving precious landscape water. Smart Controllers and those with Wi-Fi capabilities are important tools in the battle to keep water use down. Fundamental

to the successful operation of these controllers are the variety of field inputs that must be provided by the landscape manager. The controllers can only be effective if they are properly programmed. This session will educate those in attendance on techniques to develop more accurate inputs, specifically as it relates to irrigation application rates and plant water requirements.

  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Conference

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