• Annual Conference

    February 6th - 8th, 2019
    DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs

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Annual Conference

Date: February 6-8, 2019
Location: DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234
We have secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate if you reserve a room prior to January 6, 2019
To reserve a room, click here to do so online or call 1-844-543-9184 and mention "CD2"
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Agenda - Subject to change

SESSIONS INCLUDE - (More sessions being added)

Ocean Desalination - Implementing the Ocean Plan Amendments
This program will examine the amendments to the California Ocean Plan related to ocean water desalination that came into effect in 2016, and will specifically address developments in addressing the process of making a Determination pursuant to Section 13142.5(b) of the California Water Code. The panelists will discuss their experiences in applying for and processing a Water Code Determination, and discuss the status and challenges associated with implementation of the rules on current and future ocean desalination projects.

Ocean Water Intakes: Establishing Technical Feasibility under the Ocean Plan Amendment
How is technical feasibility defined under the Ocean Plan Amendment, and what should be considered when establishing technical feasibility? This session will provide an overview of OPA requirements and the considerations used to determine technical feasibility for two types of ocean water intakes—subsurface slant wells, and wedge-wire screened open ocean intakes. A brief overview will be provided for slant-well and wedge-wire intakes and case studies will be discussed for each intake type.

Both types of intakes have their strengths and issues to consider when establishing which type is feasible for a given location. The panelist will help shed some light on what to consider when establishing technical feasibility and what options are available to projects.

Salton Sea Tour – February 6, 2019 – MUST BE PRE REGISTERED

Bus arrives at Hotel at 1:00 pm then leaves promptly at 1:30 pm.
Please meet in the hotel lobby. The tour is approximately 3-4 hours.

Tour The Salton Sea which is California's largest lake located at the second lowest elevation in America and home to 2/3 of the known migratory waterfowl species in America, Highlights will be:

  • The North Shore Yacht Club designed by world famous modernism architect Albert Frey
  • Ca State Recreational area Interpretive Museum
  • World's tallest flagpole
  • Volcanic mudpots of the San Andreas fault and geothermal power production zone

Thank you to our Annual Conference Sponsors!
Keynote Sponsor:
IDE Technologies
Gold Sponsor:
Gold Sponsor:
Eastern Municipal Water District
Gold Sponsor:
West Basin Municipal Water District
Silver Sponsor:
Kimley Horn
Cocktail Reception: Dudek Cocktail Reception:
Liberty Utilities
LG Chem

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