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The Water Conservation Act of 2009 - U2 Demand Management Measures Update

U2 Demand Management Measures Update

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Independent Technical Panel (ITP) The California Department of Water Resources is hosting a webinar meeting of the Independent Technical Panel (ITP) on Demand Management Measures (DMMs). The webinar is on Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:00AM until 5:00 PM and Thursday November 20th from 8:00AM-3:00PM at Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue Irvine, CA 92618-3102

The meeting agenda and other materials may be found on this webpage: http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?month=11&year=2014

California Water Code §10631.7 directs DWR to convene the ITP once every five years to provide information and recommendations to DWR and the Legislature on new DMMs, technologies, and approaches.

The ITP elected to submit two legislative reports. A first report which would include only recommendations related to UWMPs and would be submitted in time for consideration during the 2014 Legislative Session. The second report to the Legislature would consist of recommendations on other DMMs not related to the UWMPs

For any questions or concerns, please contact:
Peter Brostrom
(916) 651 7034
Peter.Brostrom@water.ca.gov

Assembly Bill AB 1420 (2007) (CWC §10631.7) directed the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to form an Independent Technical Panel (ITP) to provide information and recommendations to DWR and the Legislature on new demand management measures, technologies and approaches to water use efficiency.  DWR plans to convene the ITP  in 2013 with the goal of submitting the ITP recommendations to the Legislature by the end of 2014.

The legislation specifies that the ITP should have no more than 7 panelists and with one, but no more than two representatives from each of the following: retail water suppliers, environmental organizations, the business community, wholesale water suppliers, and academia.  DWR anticipates that the ITP will meet once every 6 to 8 weeks in 2013 and 2014. 

DWR solicited nominations for ITP representatives in January 2013.  A committee comprised of representatives from DWR and the CUWCC selected the panel members.  Panel member selection was based primarily on technical knowledge of demand management measures and geographic representation. 

The selected Independent Technical Panel Representatives are listed below:

Name

Representation

Organization

Peter Estournes

Business

Gardenworks, Inc., Santa Rosa

Penny Falcon, P.E.

Retailer

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

David W. Fujino, Ph.D.

Academia

UC Davis, CA Center for Urban Horticulture

William Granger

Retailer

City of Sacramento

Lisa Maddaus, P.E.

At large

Maddaus Water Management 

Edward R. Osann

Environmental

Natural Resources Defense Council

Jeff Stephenson

Wholesaler

San Diego County Water Authority

The ITP Charter was approved May 2013.

The ITP meetings fall under the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires public notice of all meetings and that all ITP meetings and discussions are open to the public. DWR will make information available about the ITP process through the Water Plan eNews, the ITP website and through an email distribution list specific to the ITP.  Please email Joanne Tang (Joanne.Tang@water.ca.gov) to be placed on the distribution list.  All interested parties will be able to comment on this work through the ITP’s public process.

Travel Reimbursement Procedures

Independent Technical Panel (ITP) Calendar 2013

Date

Meeting

Details & Materials

May 2, 2013     

ITP Meeting

http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=20822

May 21, 2013     

ITP Meeting #2

http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=20942

June 17, 2013 ITP Meeting #3 (Webinar) http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21022
July 26, 2013 ITP Meeting #4 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21206
September 4, 2013 ITP Meeting #5 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21362
September 27, 2013 ITP Meeting #6 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21463
October 15, 2013 ITP Meeting #7 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21564
November 5, 2013 ITP Meeting #8 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21629
November 22, 2013 ITP Meeting #9 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21702
December 5, 2013 ITP Meeting #10 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21762
December 16, 2013 ITP Meeting #11 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=21842
February 7, 2014 Meeting #12 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=22024
March 11, 2014 Meeting #13 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=22242
March 27, 2014 Meeting #14 http://www.water.ca.gov/calendar/index.cfm?meeting=22523

 

Public Comments

Please submit public comments to Joanne Tang at jtang@water.ca.gov.

To review all public comments click here.

Documents

TP UWMP Leg Report Draft, February 2014