2018 Conference


The 2018 Conference is January 29-30, 2018 at the Hilton Sacramento-Arden West 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA.

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GRANT DAVIS to be the 2018 Keynote

The newly appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources will be the opening keynote of the 2018 as the State navigates between the extremes of drought and flood.

Davis has been the General Manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) since 2009, where he also served as the Assistant General Manager from 2007 to 2009. Davis was responsible for SCWA’s core functions of maintaining nearly 100 miles of streams and detention basins for flood protection, restoring habitat for three federally listed fish species in the Russian River, delivering drinking water to more than 600,000 residents of Sonoma and Marin counties, and providing wastewater management for 60,000 customers. In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was also responsible for the operation of Lake Mendocino and Coyote Valley Dam and Lake Sonoma and Warm Springs Dam. Davis was instrumental in implementing a renewable energy portfolio that has resulted in a carbon free water supply and distribution system.
Prior to joining the Sonoma County Water Agency, Davis was Executive Director of The Bay Institute – a science-based, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the San Francisco Bay-Delta watershed and improving water management in California. He was Executive Director from 1997 – 2007.
In addition, Davis has an extensive legislative and policy background working at the local, State and federal levels of government.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.