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This email is a notice about an upcoming showcase on water conservation
be held in San Francisco at the Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street
March 22. To register for this event go to
on the Internet. You can also register for any Energy Center classes by
2nd Annual Water Conservation Showcase
Tuesday, March 22nd from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center (PEC), 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
In the drought-prevalent climate of California, water availability, water
policy issues and water conservation strategies have never been more timely
concerns. The 2005 Water Conservation Showcase will feature the latest
cutting-edge products, services, and information available to help
Californians conserve and wisely manage our most abused and most critical
natural resource. The event will showcase products like water-efficient
fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping systems, leak detection equipment,
permeable pavement, drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems. In
addition to products and services, the showcase will highlight creative
conservation ideas and problem-solving design approaches through lectures
and panel discussions by government and industry leaders addressing regional
water issues. Join us for this important and educational event co-sponsored
by the Northern California Chapter of the US Green Building Council (
a) and the Pacific Energy Center ( <outbind://16/www.pge.com/pec>
Speaker topics and schedule:
12:00 PM Richard Harris of East Bay Municipal Utility District and Dana
Haasz of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on "Leading
Bay Area Water Conservation Programs"
12:00 PM David C. Gibney of HDR Inc. on "Innovative Water Planning
10th & Bannock Building"
1:30 PM Susan Handjian & Christine Finch of East Bay Municipal Utility
District on "Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the
Francisco Bay Region"
1:30 PM Alex Lantsberg of the Alliance for a Clean Water Front on "Water
Planning Issues for San Francisco and Beyond"
3:00 PM Paul Kephart, Rana Creek on "Living Architecture: An Ecological
3:00 PM Ronnie Cohen of the Natural Resources Defense Council on "Energy
Down the Drain, The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply"
4:30 PM Sharon Sarris of Greenfuse, Don Mills of Clivus Multrum, and Mike
Hazinski of East Bay Municipal Utility District on "Potty Talk: a
4:30 PM Gary Klein of the California Energy Commission on "Do You
Hot?: Improving Hot Water Distribution Systems"
6:00 PM Tim Pope of Northwest Water Source on "Rainwater Harvesting:
with Dr. 'No'"
6:00 PM Gary Wolff of the Pacific Institute on "Economic Assessment
Conserving Fixtures: Some Methods and Examples"
The event is free of charge but advanced registration is recommended for
this very popular program. To register or to find additional information,
www.pge.com/pec/watershowcase Presentation descriptions and speaker bios
will be posted soon.
Northern California Chapter of the US Green Building Council Pacific Energy
ADPSR - Northern California Chapter
AIA Committee on the Environment - San Francisco Chapter
APLD - Association of Professional Landscape Designers
American Society of Landscape Architects - Northern California Chapter
California Department of Water Services California Integrated Waste
Management Board California Landscape Contractors Association California
Urban Water Agencies California Urban Water Conservation Council Department
of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco East Bay Municipal
Utility District Ecological Landscaping Association Food Service Technology
Center Green Resource Center International Interior Design Association
Northern California Chapter The Pacific Institute
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency - Pacific Southwest - Region IX Water
Resources Center Archives - University of California, Berkeley
To register for this event go to
on the Internet or call 415.973.2277.