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

U2 Demand Management Measures Update

Assembly Bill AB 1420 (2007) (CWC ยง10631.7) 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:




Peter Estournes


Gardenworks, Inc., Santa Rosa

Penny Falcon, P.E.


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

David W. Fujino, Ph.D.


UC Davis, CA Center for Urban Horticulture

William Granger


City of Sacramento

Lisa Maddaus, P.E.

At large

Maddaus Water Management 

Edward R. Osann


Natural Resources Defense Council

Jeff Stephenson


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 Julie Saare-Edmonds ( 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



Details & Materials

May 2, 2013 ITP Meeting
May 21, 2013 ITP Meeting #2
June 17, 2013 ITP Meeting #3 (Webinar)
July 26, 2013 ITP Meeting #4
September 4, 2013 ITP Meeting #5
September 27, 2013 ITP Meeting #6
October 15, 2013 ITP Meeting #7
November 5, 2013 ITP Meeting #8
November 22, 2013 ITP Meeting #9
December 5, 2013 ITP Meeting #10
December 16, 2013 ITP Meeting #11
February 7, 2014 ITP Meeting #12
March 11, 2014 ITP Meeting #13
May 27, 2014 ITP Meeting #14
August 18, 2014 ITP Meeting #15
November 19-20, 2014 ITP Meeting #16
February 19-20, 2015 ITP Meeting #17
April 27-28, 2015 ITP Meeting #18
May 19, 2015 ITP Meeting #19
May 19, 2015 ITP Meeting #20
June 8-9, 2015 ITP Meeting #21
August 24-25, 2015 ITP Meeting #22
October 1-2, 2015 ITP Meeting #23
November 5-6, 2015 ITP Meeting #24
December 14-15, 2015 ITP Meeting #25
January 20-21, 2016 ITP Meeting #26
February 1 , 2016 ITP Meeting #27
March 4, 2016 ITP Meeting #28
March 30, 2016 ITP Meeting #29
April 15-16, 2016 ITP Meeting #30


Public Comments

Please submit public comments to Julie Saare-Edmonds at

To review all public comments click here.


TP UWMP Leg Report Draft, February 2014

ITP Final Draft Report on Landscape Water Use Efficiency, May 2016