DROUGHT RESPONSE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 8, 2013

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1 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE DROUGHT RESPONSE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 8, 2013 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES Statewide Water Conditions and Preparing for a Potentially Dry 2014 JEANINE JONES, P.E. Interstate Resources Manager Jeanine Jones is the California Department of Water Resources (DWR s) Interstate Resources Manager, and also serves as DWR s Drought Preparedness Manager. She has more than 30 years of experience with DWR, including participating in interstate water negotiations, directing DWR s statewide planning program, and working on climate change adaptation programs. She also serves on the Western States Water Council and Colorado River Board of California. Jones has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in California and Nevada. Colorado River Basin Study BILL HASENCAMP Manager of Colorado River Resources Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Bill Hasencamp is the Manager of Colorado River Resources for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where he develops and manages water supply programs to augment Metropolitan s Colorado River supplies. He has been with Metropolitan for 12 years, negotiating transfer agreements with irrigations districts, exchange agreements with municipal agencies, and funding new water supply projects that have more than doubled Metropolitan s Colorado River water supplies since Prior to joining MWD, Hasencamp worked at Contra Costa Water District, managing the District s energy portfolio and operations of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir. He also worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, developing environmental restoration plans for the Mono Basin and water supply forecasting techniques using snow survey data. Hasencamp is one of California s representatives to the Colorado River Salinity Control Forum.

2 State Water Project Operations Outlook for 2014 JOHN LEAHIGH, P.E. Principal Engineer, Water Operations John Leahigh is a principal engineer with the State Department of Water Resources (DWR). More specifically, he is Chief of the Water Operations Office for the State Water Project in Sacramento. Leahigh has 21 years of experience as an engineer for DWR, including 14 years managing day-to-day water operations activities for the State Water Project, such as flood control, water supply, and environmental compliance. Leahigh received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from Sacramento State University. Climate Change and Water Supply Research MICHAEL ANDERSON, Ph.D. State Climatologist Michael Anderson works for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and is currently serving as State Climatologist for California. He began working in DWR s Division of Flood Management Forecasting Section in July He came to DWR after extensive graduate and post-graduate work at the University of California, Davis, in the area of hydroclimate system modeling and monitoring. Anderson received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis. New Center for Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps F. MARTIN RALPH, Ph.D. Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA) Marty Ralph is the Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From , he was the Chief of the Water Cycle

3 Branch at the Physical Sciences Division of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory and, from , he was the Program Manager for NOAA's Science, Technology and Infusion Program, as well as the U.S. Weather Research Program. He also led the development of NOAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. Ralph has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including many on the subjects of extreme precipitation, atmospheric rivers, and meteorological observing systems, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He received a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Arizona, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. Irvine Ranch Water District s Groundwater Banking Program PAUL COOK, P.E. General Manager Irvine Ranch Water District (Irvine, CA) Paul Cook has over 22 years of experience as a professional engineer in the public and private water and wastewater industries. He currently serves as the General Manager of the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). Before joining IRWD, Cook served as the Manager of Engineering for Central and West Basin Municipal Water Districts in Los Angeles County, where he was responsible for a 5-year capital improvements program, including one of the largest water recycling projects in the United States. Cook received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Pacific, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Development and Implementation of Drought-Related Messaging DARCY BURKE Director of Public Affairs Municipal Water District of Orange County (Fountain Valley, CA) Darcy Burke is the Director of Public Affairs for the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC). Prior to joining MWDOC, she was the Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Water Education at Diamond Valley Lake, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California s water education foundation. Burke has been in the drinking water profession for over a decade, beginning her water career at the California Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association as Executive Director. She is a stakeholder in a number of drinking water regulatory workgroups for the California Department of Public Health and Nevada Bureau of Health Protection Services. She has also been involved with emergency response and crisis communications, participating on manual developments in both of these areas for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Burke received a B.S. in International Economics &

4 Marketing from Mount Saint Mary s College, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. She completed her field study in China on Energy and Utility Management. Potential Political Impacts in Southern California of Drought-Related Water Availability and Rate Increases JOHN ROSSI General Manager Western Municipal Water District (Riverside, CA) John Rossi is General Manager of the Western Municipal Water District (WMWD), where he plans, directs, and manages the district s water, wastewater, non-potable, and recycled water activities and operations. Rossi is also a Board Member for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and Vice President for ACWA s Region 9 Board. In addition, he is a Board member of the WateReuse Association and Watermaster for the San Bernardino groundwater and Santa Ana River adjudications. Rossi s previous experience includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Chino Basin Watermaster and General Manager of the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. Remote Sensing Products to Help Manage Water during Dry Times STEPHANIE GRANGER Technical Staff and Program Area Manager NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) Stephanie Granger has more than 25 years of experience in Earth Science remote sensing studies. In her capacity as a program area manager, she liaises with water managers, including the California Department of Water Resources, to identify applications of NASA Earth Science results for water resources. As a member of an international NASA Applied Science Team, Granger leads a project to provide satellite-based drought and crop productivity indicators to extension agents and government ministries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia. She is an advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development s (USAID s) Office of Science and Technology and works with USAID to develop applications of remote sensing data to water resources challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. She holds a B.S. from the University of Redlands, and an M.S. in Information Science from Claremont Graduate University, California.

5 SFPUC s Experience with the Rim Fire DAVE BRIGGS Local and Regional Water System Manager San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (San Francisco, CA) Dave Briggs joined the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) in 2007 and is presently the Local and Regional Water System Manager. In this capacity, he manages the potable water system and high-pressure fire suppression water system (Auxiliary Water Supply System) in San Francisco. Outside of San Francisco, Briggs manages the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System in the four Bay Area counties served by this system. Prior to arriving at SFPUC, he spent 12 years at the Contra Costa Water District in Concord, serving in various planning and capital projects management roles. Briggs holds engineering degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Davis.

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