Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST
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Rabobank Arena 
1001 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Beth Pandol 
Water Association of Kern County 

2019 Kern County Water Summit 

March 7, 2019
7 a.m.  - 2 p.m.

A full day of discussion about California’s most critical water issues.

    Keynote speaker
  Kiel Weaver
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Interior

Raboabank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield.

Parking is south of the Arena, on the east side of N. Street. Park where "Arena Parking" is indicated.  Entrance to the summit will be on the southwest side of the arena - NOT the main entrance on Truxtun Ave.

Tentative Agenda

Speakers and topics subject to change.
7:00 a.m      Check-in/Breakfast/Vendor Showcase

8 :00 a.m.    Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.      Inside a Legendary Water Family - The Descendants of Henry Miller
                       Jim Nickel, Nickel Family LLC

8:45 a.m.      The Political Winds - Where are they Blowing?
                        Dan Walters, Journalist

9:15 a.m.      Desalination - Today and the Future
                       Paul Kelley, Cal Desal

10:00 a.m.    Break/Vendor Showcase

10:30 a.m.    Breaking Bad: The Challenge of Aging Infrastructure
                       Andrew Linard, Deputy Director of  Water Engineering and Technical
                       Services, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; David Gutirrez, Senior                                Water Resources and Geotechnical Engineer, GEI Consultants

11:15 a.m.     Keynote Address
                        Kiel Weaver
                        Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior

Noon            Lunch/Vendor Showcase

1:00 p.m.    The Controversy Over Restoration of   River Flows
                     Felicia Marcus, State Water Resources Control Board; Jason Peltier, Coalition for                              a Sustainable Delta

2:00 p.m.    Opportunity Drawing/Adjournment