Objective: To focus on the practical design and application of water reuse systems for architects, engineers, and building owners; also, highlight the success of SF’s regulatory process and to address the associated regulatory and permitting challenges in jurisdictions that don’t have a well-defined process or where authority is unclear.
California State Senator Scott Wiener – Opening Keynote
Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor, and portions of South San Francisco in the State Senate. During his time in the Senate, Senator Wiener has advocated for and passed legislation to update California’s water system. This year he authored and the Governor signed SB 966, which expands on-site water recycling by requiring that the State Water Resources Control Board issue comprehensive regulations, including health and safety standards, to help local jurisdictions adopt these technologies.
Water Reuse for Designers
Moderator: Dr Kara Nelson, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, College of Engineering
Danny Murtagh, VP Engineering, Boston Properties, San Francisco Region
Brian Pecson, Principal Engineer, Trussell Technologies
Piper Kujac, Director of Project Management, Urban Fabrick Inc.
Water Reuse for Owners
Moderator: Elizabeth Dougherty, Executive Director, Wholly H2O
Amelia Luna, Innovation Project Manager, Sherwood Design Engineers
Robert Dusenbury, Principal, Lotus Water
Joel Stout, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
Water Reuse for Regulators and Utilities
Moderator: Cynthia Clark, Senior Water Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Brian Bernados, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board