The Realities of Watershed Management Plans and Green Infrastructure Plan Implementation

Watershed Planning Training Workshop (Full-Day)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction: Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates

Keynote: The Color Wheel of Water Infrastructure and Water Quality Standards - Integrating the Full Spectrum: Steven Moore, Board Member - State Water Resources Control Board

Panel Discussion: Expectations and Perceptions of Regulators and Environmental Organizations

Panel Members:

Renee Purdy, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board 

Keith Lichten, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board 

Rita Kampalath, Heal the Bay


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Overcoming Limitations of Watershed-Scale Plans

Panel Members:

Huub Cox, City of Los Angeles 

Helen Davies, City of Escondido

Matt Fabry, San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program and Steve Carter, Paradigm Environmental 

Panel Discussion: Tracking Progress, Measuring Effectiveness, and Managing Adaptively

Panel Members:

Lisa Austin, Geosyntec Consultants

William Johnson, County of Los Angeles

Jon Van Rhyn, County of San Diego


1:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Time and Agency Coordination Challenges

Panel Members:

Karina Danek, City of San Diego 

Jolene Guerrero, County of Los Angeles

Tom Dalziel, Contra Costa Clean Water Program

Panel Discussion: Challenges of Retrofitting the Built Environment

Panel Members:

Eric Mosolgo, City of San Diego and Chad Helmle, Tetra Tech, Inc.


3:25 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Getting Key Stakeholder Participation 

Panel Members:

Matt Fabry, Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association

Bill Harris, City of San Diego

Panel Discussion: Addressing the Financing Dilemma

Panel Members:

Andrew Fahlund, Water Foundation

Leslie Friedman Johnson, Conservation & Natural Resources Group

John Bliss, SCI Consulting Group

Impacts of California Supreme Court Decision on Unfunded Mandates: Howard Gest, Burhenn & Gest LLP


Richard Watson, Richard Watson & Associates