Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth to speak at MWDOC Dinner

By on March 31, 2018

Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources will be the keynote speaker at the Water Policy Forum and Dinner hosted by the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) on Thursday, April 19. Nemeth will speak on the need for California WaterFix, the proposed infrastructure upgrade to the state’s aging water system. The Department of Water Resources and many California water agencies are advocates for WaterFix as a dependable water supply source for 25 million Californians and as a way to protect the fragile Delta ecosystem.

Nemeth assumed the directorship of the Department of Water Resources in January after serving as the deputy secretary and senior advisor for water policy at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. She was Bay-Delta Conservation Plan’s project manager at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2009 to 2014 and was environmental and public affairs director at the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7 from 2005 to 2009. She has an extensive background in the state’s water system, the California Water Action Plan and California WaterFix.

The MWDOC Water Policy Forum and Dinners feature high-profile speakers who are at the forefront of current public policy debate and discussion including water industry experts, political and regulatory officials and other notable figures who speak on key water issues and initiatives. The most recent speaker at MWDOC’s August 30, 2017 Dinner was Roger K. Patterson, assistant general manager/Strategic Water Initiatives for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

The upcoming MWDOC Water Policy Forum and Dinner will be held at Great Wolf Lodge at 12681 Harbor Blvd in Garden Grove. Reservations are $80 per person; after Friday, April 13 reservations will be $90 per person. Reservations can be made at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef6g0dpp3be8d81c&oseq=&c=&ch=. For additional information regarding this event contact Traci Muldoon at MWDOC at 714-593-5004 or tmuldoon@mwdoc.com.