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COMMITTEES Division WWW.CA-NV-AWWA.ORG 23 Navato, Julie Ortiz, Uri Papukchiev, Carrie A. Pollard, Pamela H. Sahin, Fiona Sanchez, Paul Selsky, Amy Marie Talbot, Keith Whitman, Nick Zaninovich Water Well Technology Vacant, Chair The committee shall be responsible for addressing all aspects of water wells and drilling. This shall include, but not be limited to, design, con-struction, operation, testing, efficiency, disinfection, maintenance, ca-thodic protection, aquifer water exchange, contamination prevention, gas discharge, groundwater discharge, rehabilitation and destruction of wells. The committee will provide liaison with Department of Public Health, Department of Water, Environmental Health Associations, CA-NV Groundwater Associations and other appropriate agencies to review, revise and develop regulations and guide lines pertinent to water wells. The committee will produce educational workshop and seminars benefi-cial to the Section members and people involved in the water industry. The committee reports to the Water Resources Division. members: Jeremy Cox, Cameron K. Tana, Russell John Kyle, Robert J. Collar, Larry Ernst, Michael E. Garrod, Thomas Gee, Ruben Hernandez, Charlie Hoherd, Henry Hunt, Dianna R. Jensen, Todd Jorgenson, Fred Licon, John C. Manhard, Kevin B. McGillicuddy, Kent O’Brien, Robert L. Schoech, Ronald Sorensen, Tim Williams, Joseph A. Young In addition to the technical sessions at conference, Committees organize and host specialty workshops. In 2015 both the Water Wells Technology Committee and the Desalination Committee put on workshops in California. Every year Utilities send their teams to the Spring Conference to compete in the Competitions and Top-Op’s Challenge. The contests serve as an opportunity to bring water operators together to learn, build morale and comraderie. The Competitions and Top-Op’s Challenge Committees share a continued commitment to Water Operators and the Spring contests. This charity bike ride raised funds that were split between the Association’s scholarship fund and Water for People. Section members included Gary Lynch, Tom Bloomer, Greg Ostrum, Terri Slifko, and Jim Elliott. In conjunction with the Association’s Water Utility Council, the Section organizes a delegation of members to Washington, DC to bring the water community’s concerns directly to members of Congress and their staffs. Among the topics the delegation addressed were Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), Cybersecurity and Chemical spills. (Pictured left to right: Tim Worley, Heather Collins, Rick Callendar, Rep. Napolitano, Gary Lynch, Edgar Dymally, Livermore Mayor John Marchand, and Sue Mosburg.) Water For People Committee’s Shake, Impact, and Roll event held at ACE15. All proceeds went toward the worldwide initiative to empower communities to maintain their own reliable safe water systems.


CA-NV AWWA Resource Guide 2016
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