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Wednesday, October 9 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Developing Your Integrated Water Resources Plan

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Water resources managers in the West today are facing booming populations and water supplies that are seemingly less reliable. To combat this, water managers must develop integrated resource plans that include a diverse water supply portfolio. Conservation, recycling, storage, and market solutions can maintain reliability under uncertain conditions. Diversifying your water supply portfolio provides an important hedge against risk, but it also adds complexity to the process of planning, developing, and operating a water conveyance, treatment and distribution system. Tomorrow’s resource plans must be robust to meet the challenges we can see today, but adaptive enough to meet whatever the future brings.
With its booming population, robust economy and increasingly stressed water supplies, semi-arid southern California, and the Metropolitan Water District, have been at the forefront of integrated water resources planning for the past 25 years. Metropolitan’s enviable portfolio of imported water, local supplies, and storage envisions meeting southern California’s needs into the next century.
This presentation will provide information on how to leverage the experience in similar semi-arid regions to develop an integrated water resources plan the will work for your customers.


Robert Harding

Senior Principal Technologist, Jacobs Engineering
Robert Harding is a Senior Principal Technologist with Jacobs in the Salt Lake City, Utah, office. He worked for 31 years at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The first part of his career he worked developing market solutions to water supply issues, including... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am MDT
Opera House