San Bernardino County Water Conference, August 10th in Ontario
Bureau of Reclamation Official to Address San Bernardino County Water Conference
Ontario, CA. – The Building Industry Association (BIA) Baldy View Chapter is pleased to announce that Jack Simes, Acting Area Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Southern California Area Office, is this year’s special guest speaker at the 12th annual San Bernardino County Water Conference. The event will take place Friday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, CA.
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“Continued planning for the future water supply for the Southwest is critical to the economic welfare of the region,” said Simes. “I am pleased to speak at such a prestigious event and engage with the top leaders on a constructive solutions-oriented dialogue.”
Reclamation’s Southern California Area Office (SCAO) is located in Temecula, California, and encompasses all of southern California within the Lower Colorado Region with the exception of the Imperial, Coachella and Colorado River valleys. SCAO is responsible for administering programs to develop or enhance water conservation, reclamation and reuse projects throughout southern California. The office’s planning assistance and Native American affairs programs also support various agencies’ and tribes’ efforts to improve their water management practices.
- Jack Simes – acting Area Manager for Southern California, Bureau of Reclamation
- Bryan Willett – FBI Supervisory Special Agent, cyber squad supervisor for the Los Angeles Field Office at Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Steve Anderson – Attorney, Best Best & Krieger LLP
- Kathy Besser – Assistant General Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
- Mary Ann Dickinson – President & CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
- Lance Eckhart – Director of Basin Management and Resource Planning, Mojave Water Agency
- Eduardo Espinoza – Director of Engineering Services, Cucamonga Valley Water District
- Brandon Goshi – Manager of Water Policy and Strategy, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Dr. Mark Grey – Director of Environmental Affairs, Building Industry Association Southern California
- Tom McCarthy – General Manager, Mojave Water Agency
- Amanda Pearson – Attorney, State Water Resources Control Board
- Halla Razak – General Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
- Scott Slater – President & CEO, Cadiz Inc.
- Bob Tincher – Deputy General Manager – Resources, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
- Jonathan Weldy – Founder, Meridian Land Development
- Charles Wilson – Executive Director & CEO, Southern California Water Committee
- Timothy Worley – Executive Director, AWWA, California-Nevada Section
- Joe Zoba – General Manager, Yucaipa Valley Water District
“The BIA Baldy View Chapter is honored to have a guest speaker with this depth of knowledge of water issues,” said Carlos Rodriguez, BIA Baldy View Chapter CEO. “Mr. Simes will provide attendees with the latest information about the Department’s plans to address the tremendous water demands of our region.”
Jack completed undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland where he served as Co-Captain of the Varsity Fencing Team, and went on to complete graduate studies at the University of Baltimore, Troy State University, and Georgetown University.
To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship, please call (866) 737-4880. Tickets are $125 or $150 after July 20th and include breakfast, lunch and participation in the event program. For more information, please visit www.biabuild.com/water-conference.
About the San Bernardino County Water Conference
The San Bernardino County Water Conference was established in 2007 to provide a forum for multi-agency dialogue. Each year, water experts, stakeholders, public officials from our county and throughout the state participate to identify regional solutions to maintaining an ample water supply. Since 2007, more than 4,000 people have come together to discuss issues such as groundwater depletion, water quality issues, strict regulations, monumental infrastructure expenditures and alternative sources of water.