Leadership Dialogue Series

Join Orange County Sustainability Collaborative and the City of Irvine Community Services for our Fall 2014 Leadership Dialogue event, Drought Management.

When:  Monday, November 10th 1:00-5:00pm

Where: City of Irvine Training Center; 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606


Focusing on the essential science, engineering, public policy and corporate best practices of drought management in southern California, this one-of-a-kind event features three expert panels exploring:

The Science And Engineering Behind California’s Water Management Issues

  • Mr. Adam S. Hutchinson, P.G., C.H.G., Recharge Planning Manager, Orange County Water District
  • Ms. Stephanie Castle, Lead Author, “Groundwater Depletion during Drought Threatens Future Water Security of the Colorado River Basin”, Hydrology & Climate Research Group, Department of Earth System Science, UC Irvine
  • Mr. Robert Harding, Unit Manager, Water Resources Management Group, Metropolitan Water District

Drought-Response Management – Government Water Resource Agency Mandates And Initiatives

  • Mr. Laer Pearce, APR, President, Laer Pearce & Associates
  • Mr. Don Calkins, Assistant General Manager
  • Ms. Amy McNulty, Water Efficiency Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Mr. Matt Collings, P.E., Assistant General Manager, Moulton Nigel Water District

Private-Sector Best Practices: Corporate Risk Assessment and Water Management Initiatives

  • Mr. Chris Rogers, MBA, Antea Group and Orange County Sustainability Collaborative
  • Ms. Kimberly Hunter, Director of Facilities and Construction, McKenna and Company
  • Mr. Jeremy Handler, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Hunter Industries
  • Mr. Chris Harrington, Retired Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Toshiba America Information Systems


  • Business Executives – Benchmark on local examples of effective water reduction strategies, tactics and practices
  • Sustainability, EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility Professionals – Learn how to conduct a comprehensive, across-the-organization water risk assessment
  • Government Agency Leaders – Hear what does and doesn’t work in water conservation policies and programs
  • Non-Governmental Organization Representatives – Discover new opportunities to work with corporations and government in regional and local water conservation
  • Educators – Discover new opportunities to research and teach advanced water sustainability topics
  • Students – Hear what days-in-the-lives of sustainability practitioners are really like


The advanced online registration prices are:

  • $40 for private-sector professionals
  • $25 for faculty members, public agency and NGO representatives
  • $5 for students.

At-the-door prices for these respective categories will be $50, $30 and $10. Discounts are available for groups of three or more. Please contact William Borges at wborges@ocsustainability.org for details.

For more information, please contact William Borges at: wborges@ocsustainability.org