Council News

Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Register today for Peer-to-Peer 2017

Registration is open for Peer-to-Peer 2017.  Early Bird registration is $150 per person before May 12 After that it will be $180 per person.  Single day registration is $75 for Early Bird and $105 after May 12. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, and a reception on Wednesday. Click here to register using the CalWEP Store.

Hotel Reservations – The Handlery San Diego is giving us a discounted room rate of $125/night and a discounted parking charge of $5/day. Call 619-298-0511 or 800-676-6567 to reserve your room.  Mention the block is for the California Water Efficiency Partnership meeting.  Rooms need to be reserved by May 15.  After that they are on a space available basis.  Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours in advance of check in.

Exhibits – 8-foot table top displays in the exhibit hall will be $400.  Exhibitor registration is coming soon - keep an eye out for our exhibitor email landing in your inbox.  Interested in being an exhibitor?  Contact

Schedule - Sessions will begin each day at 8:30 am.  On May 31 the sessions will conclude at 5:00 and be followed by a reception in the exhibit hall.  On June 1 sessions will conclude at approximately 2:00 and be followed by optional field trips.  Click here to download the event program.

Field Trips – Are being planned now.  Watch your email for sign up information.

Agenda – Rest assured, this is not your typical water conference.  Panel presentations will serve as conversation starters for robust peer-to-peer idea sharing, training, and other professional interaction. Again this year we will offer sessions for people new to water conservation or who want to brush up on some basics, along with topics for more seasoned professionals. Tentative topics include:

  • After the Drought:  Lessons Learned, Demand Rebound Trends, and Water Shortage Contingency Plans
  • How Research Can Inform the Evolution of Your Programs
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Water Budgets
  • Tracking Water Use With Customers
  • Making the Most of Partnerships and Partnership Ideas
  • How to Replicate Existing Landscape Guides for Your Region
  • Community Based Social Marketing
  • ROI Landscaping Calculators
  • Career Pathways
  • Grants and How to Find Money
  • Public Affairs and Marketing – Learn From Successful Programs

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


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