WELL 2019 Annual Conference

WELL is convening a state-wide educational water conference on March 28-29th, 2019 in Long Beach for California local elected officials. Local elected officials can make a difference for all Californians by taking the necessary steps to understand the dynamic of California water to assure adequate clean water for our communities, protect our natural resources and our local economies. Our hope is to facilitate understanding towards comprehensive long-term water policies that will sustain California’s economy and quality of life. We invite you to participate!

WELL has reached capacity for scholarships. Cost of attendance is $275, not including hotel accommodations. Please submit payment through our online donation platform and register on this page.





Theme: Water Resiliency in a Changing Climate - Leaving No One Behind


Thursday, March 28

  • 11:00AM Optional Tours - Registration required - Buses depart from Queen Mary Hotel: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
    • Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)
      • Speakers: Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board and Jerry Schubel, CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (Carson)
  • 4:00PM Return to Queen Mary & Check-in
  • 5:30PM-7:00PM Reception at Hotel Maya: 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802
    • Speaker: Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach

Friday, March 29

  • 8:00AM Breakfast at Queen Mary: Queen’s Salon
  • 9:00AM Welcome
    • Video address by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
    • Speaker: California State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • 9:30 AM-10:30AM Panel 1: Smart Growth in the Face of Water Stress
    • Moderator: Director Tony Estremera, Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Board
    • Panelists: Jason Greenspan, Southern California Association of Governments; Councilmember Gene Hernandez, City of Yorba Linda; Councilmember Barbara Delgleize, City of Huntington Beach
  • 10:30AM-10:45AM 15 Minute Break
  • 10:45AM-11:45AM Panel 2: The Future of California’s Human Right to Water
    • Moderator: Councilmember Eduardo Martinez, City of Richmond
    • Panelists: Director Cástulo Estrada, Coachella Valley Water District; Susana de Anda, Community Water Center; Brad Coffey, Metropolitan Water District; Mayor Grace Vallejo, City of Delano
  • 11:45AM-12:30PM: Interactive Activity
  • 12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch: Queen’s Salon
    • UnTapped Class of 2019  Pinning Ceremony and Presentation
  • 1:45PM-2:45PM Panel 3: Aftermath of Climate Change Disasters: Managing Water & Electrical Infrastructure
    • Moderator: Director Gracie Torres, Western Municipal Water District
    • Panelists: Jeff Lambert, Development Services Director, City of Oxnard; James Pasmore, SoCal Edison; Councilmember Ray Marquez, City of Chino Hills; Former Mayor Pro Tem Michele Martinez, City of Santa Ana
  • 2:45PM-3:00PM: Closing Remarks



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March 28, 2019 at 11am - March 29, 2019


The Queen Mary Hotel
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, , CA 90802
United States
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There are a limited number of lodging scholarships available for City Council Members, Mayors, County Supervisors and School Board Members. Would you like to apply for a lodging scholarship?

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