Collaboration


A collaboration of statewide stakeholders that meets regularly as a guidance group and in specific breakout forums to share successes and lessons learned as utilities embrace non-revenue water (NRW) best practices to deliver safe, high quality water, in a way that is economically efficient.  The statewide Water Loss Control Collaborative produces research, awareness, outreach, and technical assistance in ramping up water loss control and targeted infrastructure reinvestment. A main goal is better management of water resources which will also help the utility’s business model. This is a forum where you can both share information and take information away with you back to your community.

The Collaborative includes:
  • Registration for Water Loss TAP (The California Water Loss Technical Assistance Program) funded by an SRF grant through the Water Board.
  • CA-NV AWWA Water Loss Control Committee – share best practices, non-revenue water challenges and successes, discuss technology innovations, and participate in planning conference technical sessions and specialty workshops. Coordinates with the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee
  • California Water Loss Collaborative Steering Committee – overarching coordination and program implementation between Collaborative activities
  • Partnership for Saving Water Program – a water loss control peer-to-peer bench marking and recognition program. To be developed in 2017 

Steering Committee

Utilities:

·         Sue Mosburg, Sweetwater Authority

·         William Granger, City of Sacramento

Organizations:

·         Tim Worley, CA-NV Section AWWA

·         Luke Sires, California Urban Water Conservation Council 
·         Ed Osann, Natural Resources Defense Council

Agencies:

·         Bruce Macler and Bola Odusoga, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
·         Peter Brostrom and Vicki Lake, Department of Water Resources
·         Max Gomberg, State Water Resources Control Board (observer)

Consultants:

·         Water Systems Optimization, Inc.

·         Cavanaugh and Associates

  

Water Loss Control Collaborative Support

George Kunkel, P.E.
Carla Rose James
Alain Lalonde
Randy Moore
Jim Fisher
Richard Relyea
Brian Skeens
Mike Collignon
Chris Hewes
Mark Sprague
Greg Bundesen
Sudhir Kshirsagar
Dave Underwood
Carissa Boudwin
Christine Mead
Carl Sharkey 
Ricardo Ferreyros
Jason Piv
Peter V. Sevcik, P.E.
Manuel Alvarez
Steve Birndorf
Richard Souza
Dean Wang
James Derbin
Al Shaikh
Grissel Chavez
Nashelley Kaplan-Dailey
Scott Rogers
Angel Quintero
Erik Hitchman
Dan Hodem
Eric Merrick
Pia Jacobsen
Dana Haasz
Diana Williford
Richard Gonzales
Jim Hawley