Speaking Engagement:

ACWA CLE Workshop: Water Marketing - Opportunities for Self Help to Supplement Regional and Local Supplies

Event Information


Friday, September 23, 2011


Hotel Solamar
San Diego, CA


1.25 hour

Sponsored By:

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
2011 CLE Workshop (September 22-23, 2011)

KMTG Moderator:

Eric N. Robinson


Paul A. Cook, Interim General Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District
Meena Westford, Public Affairs Senior Manager, San Diego County Water Authority


Southern California imports water from the Owens Valley, Colorado River and State Water Project. These supplies are subject to reduction. Some local water suppliers have sought to secure reliable water supplies independently from the main regional water import agency, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The experience of these new “water seekers” in locating source water is discussed. Also discussed are whether water rights are available for transfer apart from Metropolitan. A discussion on whether local agencies can firm up their water supplies by going directly to the water seller and cut out the middleman will take place.

For copies of the materials, visit ACWA's website.