2015 Drought Summit
The Irrigation Association, in partnership with industry sponsors, invited state, federal and irrigation industry leaders to discuss the current drought response at the 2015 Drought Summit in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 13, 2015.
Drought Summit Discussion Report and Recommendations
This report summarizes the recommendations provided by speakers, panelists and summit attendees. A complete list of speakers and panelists is below and links to PowerPoint slides from the presentations are also provided.
Landscape Irrigation Panel
- Julie Saare-Edmonds, Senior Environmental Scientist, Landscape & Green Building Programs, California Department of Water
Seapy, Sustainable Landscape Program Manager, California Urban Water Conservation Coalition
Rohlfes, CAE, Former Assistant Executive Director, California Landscape Contractors Association
Baron, National Specifications Manager for Water Management Products, The Toro Company
Mecham, CID, CLIM, CAIS, CIC, CLIA, Industry Development Director, Irrigation Association, Moderator
Agriculture Irrigation Panel
Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Agriculture and Current Grower With Orange County Produce
Olson, CAIS, CID, MBA, CSSBB, CPIM, President, Jain Irrigation
Sampson, PE, National Water Management Engineer, USDA — Natural Resources Conservation Service
Souza, Assistant Executive Director, California Farm Water Coalition
Farner, Government and Public Affairs Director, Irrigation Association,