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Source Water Protection & California Programs

Member / Non-member $20
Online registration for this webinar closes on September 23.

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Description: This webinar will provide an overview of source water protection and its importance, and provide information on source water protection resources available from AWWA and other agencies.  The speakers will discuss related California requirements and projects, and programs to obtain funding for source water protection projects.  The speakers will also discuss the benefits of water providers collaborating with stakeholders, including other water providers, regulatory agencies and landowners, to achieve and improve source water protection.

This webinar is 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on September 27.


  • Adam Carpenter is the Manager of Energy and Environmental Policy at AWWA's Water Policy and Leadership department in Washington, DC.  He serves as an expert and advocate on a diverse set of drinking water issues including source water protection, the energy-water nexus, cyanotoxins, climate change, consumer confidence reports, and other environmental policy concerns.  Along with his colleagues, he works to further AWWA's mission of supporting clean, affordable drinking water through sound application of science into policy, sensible regulation, public awareness, and building stakeholder consensus.  He holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and public policy from George Mason University.
  • Carlos Suarez is the California State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He has extensive experience serving in a number of technical and leadership positions with the NRCS in several states, including Florida, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  His experience extends to international leadership positions, including Watershed Advisor for the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Agency for International Development in Nicaragua, Acting USDA Director for the Pacific Islands Area, and head liaison between USDA and FEMA in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  A native of San Juan Puerto Rico, Mr. Suarez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, a Master of Science degree in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and Leadership from American University in Washington, DC.
  • Karen Mogus is the Deputy Director for the State Water Board's Division of Water Quality and is responsible for statewide water quality planning, policy development and implementation, and statewide permitting.  Prior to joining the Division of Water Quality, Ms. Mogus served as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Division of Drinking Water where she directed the development of a regulatory framework for potable reuse of recycled water, worked to address drinking water quality issues in disadvantaged communities, and led the review of the state's environmental laboratory accreditation program.  She also has served as Director of the State Water Board's Office of Information Management and Analysis and spent 10 years at the Central Valley Regional Water Board working on a variety of water quality control and assessment programs.
  •  Stephanie Hearn is a Senior Water Quality Specialist with GEI Consultants has more than has more than 15 years of experience in water quality, regulatory planning and optimizing water system operations. She specializes in characterizing water quality and data trending, developing test protocols to evaluate the quality of various water sources, permitting, devising regulatory compliance strategies, evaluating treatment plant and distribution system performance and identifying and implementing process improvements.  Stephanie has a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration and a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from California State University – Bakersfield.

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ONLINE WEBINAR

Additional Registration Options

Monday, 27 September 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9/27/2021 11:30 AM

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds and transfers must be made in writing and are subject to the following conditions: Full refund of fee paid (minus 25% handling fee) will be issued for cancellations received more than 15 days prior to class start date. All fees are non-refundable thereafter. Transfers are based on availability. No transfer requests will be authorized if they are not received more than 15 days prior to class start date. A 100% refund or credit of your registration fee will be issued if a class is canceled by the Section.

Transfer Policy

Requests for transfers must be made in writing and are subject to the following conditions: Transfers are based on availability.  No transfer requests will be authorized if they are not received more than 15 days prior to class start date.