National Water Policy Event

July 28, 2009


5:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Special Guest Speakers

7:30 p.m. Screening of Call to Action “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?” Introduction by Writer/Director/Producer/Executive Producer, Jim Thebaut, President, Chronicles Group

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Special Guest Speakers

  • Jim Thebaut, President, The Chronicles Group; Writer, Producer, Director, Executive Producer
  • Valentina Valenta, Legislative Director, Office of Rep. John Linder
  • Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin
  • Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • Congressman John Linder (R-GA)
  • Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
  • Peter Silva, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Steven Stockton, Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Michael L. Connor, Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Timothy F. Brick, Chair, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors - Moderator

National Water Policy Event Panelists:

  • Mark Bernstein, Managing Director, University of Southern California (USC) Energy Institute;
  • Dr. Joan M. Brunkard, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
  • Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli, Senior Advisor U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Institute for Water Resources;
  • Lena Fowler, former head of the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, who now serves on Arizona’s Coconino County Board of Supervisors, District 5;
  • Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority;
  • H. David Nahai, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP);
  • Scott S. Slater, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP;
  • Donald L. Smith, Vice Chairman, MWH Global;
  • Bradley H. Udall, Director of the University of Colorado Western Water Assessment;
  • Erik Webb, Manager, Institutional Relations Department; Sandia National Laboratories;
  • Dr. Gene Whitney, Research Manager for the Energy and Minerals Section of the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress