"We had 32% less potable water use in 2015 vs 2013." - Tom Harrington, Intuit

"We support purified water- recycled water is safe and it belongs in our portfolio of water supply options." - Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District

"Less than 1% of the water on earth is available as intake for potable use. Water is a finite resource." - Joseph Vesey, Xylem

"Conservation efforts by BAWSCA member agencies have resulted in 25% decrease in water use, despite 27% population increase since 1986." - Andree Johnson, BAWSCA

"Every drop of water we do not pollute is one extra drop of water that's available to use." - Newsha Ajami, Water in the West Stanford University

"We need oversight and management programs when it comes to decentralized systems, and we need consistent water quality standards" - Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

"We're going to be installing a blackwater system at the district scale. It will be used for flushing toilets and irrigation. We will save about 20 million gallons annually" - Lauren Swezey, Facebook

"We need a mechanism for testing new technologies and new systems at scale in a low-risk environment." - Sebastien Tilmans, Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford University

"We've started to work a little bit more on decentralized nutrient recovery in the last couple of years." - Pete Munoz, Biohabitats

"Some of the larger projects being built in our area are already implementing onsite water recycling." - John Horner, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce

"There's rule making and interpretation and down-stream enforcement, and that's where it gets tricky." - Dennis Murphy, USGBC California

"The pricing of water right now, particularly on the West Coast, is getting to a place where these projects are more viable, once flows get around 20k gallons a day." - Peter Haase, Acqualogic

"When the state develops a regulation, we want a holistic approach. It creates a much better set of standards for everyone." - Michael Nearman, California Building Standards Commission

"In plumbing code, we're working on onsite treated non-potable water." - Kyle Krause, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Agenda

TimeAgenda
11:45 PM – 12:30 PMDoors Open, Registration, Lunch and Expo
12:30 PM – 12:40 PMWelcome Address

Jennifer Thompson, Sustainable Silicon Valley

Cindy Clark, Sustainable Silicon Valley

12:40 PM – 12:55 PMEmployee Engagement

Speaker : Tom Harrington, Intuit

12:55 PM – 1:10 PMLocal Water Resilience

Speaker : Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District

1:10 PM – 1:40 PMCalifornia: Ready for Recycling?

Joseph Vesey, Xylem

1:40 PM – 2:30 PMPanel 1: An Integrated Approach to Bay Area Water: Conservation, Efficiency, Centralized Treatment and Onsite Reuse

Andree Johnson, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency

Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Newsha Ajami, Water in the West, Stanford University

Moderator: Henry Russell (Russ) Drinker, M Moser Associates and Sustainable Silicon Valley Board Member

2:30 PM – 2:50 PMRoadmap to Developing Public Health Standards for Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems

Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

2:50 PM – 3:05 PMTwo-minute Pitches
3:05 PM – 3:35 PMBreak and Expo
3:35 PM – 3:50 PMInnovative Water Efficiency on the Tech Campus

Lauren Swezey, Facebook

3:50 PM – 4:05 PMTwo-minute Pitches
4:05 PM – 4:35 PMCase Studies: Innovative Water Reuse in Action

Sebastien Tilmans, Codiga Resource Recovery Center, Stanford University

Pete Munoz, Biohabitats

4:35 PM – 5:25 PMPanel 2: Emerging Regulatory Environment for Onsite Reuse

Dennis Murphy, U. S. Green Building Council California

John Horner, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce

Kyle Krause, California Dept. of Housing and Community Development

Michael Nearman, California Building Standards Commission

Peter Haase, Fall Creek Engineering/Acqualogic

Moderator: Bob Hitchner, Nexus eWater

5:25 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Remarks

Elan Scheinman, Board Vice Chair, Sustainable Silicon Valley

5:30 PM – 6:30 PMExpo, Wine and Beer Reception