The Spring 2015 Indicators Launch and Lunch was held on Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Sobrato Center – Redwood Shores. Almost 120 guests attended the lively event focused on exploring our complex water system with an overview of the drought and the county’s water sources.
Our Water System: Peter Drekmeier, Tuolumne River Trust
Economics of Water: Newsha Ajami, Stanford University’s Water in the West program
Local Water Update: Nicole Sandkulla, General Manager/CEO, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)
The Summer 2015 Indicators Launch and Lunch was held on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at the Sobrato Center – Redwood Shores. Over 60 guests attended the event focused on water conservation efforts among local organizations, government and business. An overview of newly-updated indicators including responses to our annual City/County governments survey was also be covered.
Vanessa Marcadejas, Environmental Specialist from the City of Menlo Park explained water conservation efforts and highlighted the Conserve-A-Scape program
Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director of the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District talked about coastside and agricultural drought concerns and water-saving programs
Katie Excoffier, Sustainability Manager at Genentech discussed how their company has made drastic reductions to their water footprint
Fall Water Summit
The Water Summit was the culminating event in our 2015 Indicators series featuring water as our key indicator. Speakers explored the interconnections between local efforts to address sea level rise, manage storm water, and recycle water. Over 80 guests attended the event at the San Mateo County Event Center on November 17, 2015.
Indicators Update: Flora Kaplan, Indicators Program Manager
Keynote: San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine
Sea Level Rise: Hilary Papendick, Climate Resiliency Specialist, County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability
Stormwater and Green Infrastructure: Matt Fabry, San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program Coordinator
Water Reuse and Groundwater Recharge: Garth Hall, Deputy Operating Officer, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Thanks to our Indicators Sponsors for making this program possible:
Platinum: County of San Mateo, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Gold: City of Brisbane, City of San Carlos, City of San Mateo, City of South San Francisco, Town of Colma, City of Foster City, Town of Portola Valley
Silver: City of Menlo Park, City of Redwood City, City of Burlingame, MindSource, City of Belmont, City of Millbrae, City of Pacifica, City of East Palo Alto, City of Half Moon Bay, Town of Hillsborough
Want to sponsor the Indicators? Contact Adrienne at 650.638.2323 or adrienne [at] sustainablesanmateo [dot] org or donate now.