Smart Water Leadership Summit Phigenics
2015 Smart Water Leadership Summit
SessionPresentersTime
Welcome and Keynote “Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment”
W. McCoy, Phigenics36:47
Leadership in Facility Water Management
A. Kubly, Mayo Clinic
G. Smith, University of New Mexico
K. Deutsch, Diamond Resorts International
1:10:16
Legal Landscape for Liability Arising Out of Waterborne PathogensW. Boone, Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP1:02:54
Regulatory Framework for Delivering and Maintaining Safe Drinking WaterA. Rosenblatt, Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt,
J. Carr, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Nevada DEP
M. Bergtholdt, Southern Nevada Health District
D. Osterhoudt, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
1:00:24
Water Management - Utilities to FacilitiesM. Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
D. Bennett, Southern Nevada Water Authority
L. Jacobsen, Las Vegas Valley Water District
D. Hickey, North Texas Municipal Water District
58:46
Introduction to the Living Building Challenge 3.0 and Net Zero WaterD. Huard, Greenview Global, LLC.40:39
Positive Outcomes from Transparent Communications in Water ManagementD. Amhaus, The Water Council
B. Justice, Brian Justice Strategic Communications
T. Wagner, thinkPARALLAX
S. Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations
1:03:56
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive 1061: A Proactive Approach to Legionella Prevention at a Large, Integrated Healthcare System in the U.S. S. Gamage, National Infectious Diseases Service Veterans Health Administration50:33
Assessment of Legionella Analytical Methods for Environmental Surveillance of VHA Facility Building Water Systems C. Jinadatha, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
35:29
Best Practices in Facility Water ManagementD. Moseley, Walmart
44:35
International Perspectives on Water Safety ManagementT. Jones, MGM Resorts International
D. Kelly, Pro Lp Consulting Ltd.
F. Bensoussan, Setri
A. Blais, AquaCion Group Inc.
34:38
17:05
34:50
President & CEO, The Water Council
Dean Amhaus has served as the first President & CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. The Council was formed with the express purpose of growing the Milwaukee region into the world hub for water research, education and economic development. The only organization of its kind in the United States, the Water Council is successfully coalescing these attributes into a powerful force that is garnering international recognition. The Council’s most significant achievement occurred in September 2013 with the opening of the Global Water Center, a one of a kind water technology research and business accelerator located in a 98,000 sf ...Read More seven-story refurbished warehouse in Milwaukee’s downtown. His diverse thirty-year background in multiple sectors encapsulates a wide-range of expertise in government relations, branding, fundraising, economic development and non-profit management in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin. Close ↑
Conservation Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Doug Bennett has more than 27 years' professional experience relating to water management. As the Conservation Manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas, Nevada, he oversees one of the most comprehensive water conservation programs in the United States.

Since 2008, he has served as Program Chair for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, the world's largest professional event dedicated to urban water efficiency. For the past five years, he has served as a ...Read More water efficiency technical advisor to the U.S. Green Building Council. Bennett holds a bachelor of arts in agriculture and a master of arts in business and personnel management from New Mexico State University. Close ↑
Technical Director, SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade LTDA
Fernando H Bensoussan is Technical Director at SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade. SETRI is a leading consultancy in Brazil for water safety, Legionella risk assessment and Indoor Air Quality, being a cooperator for Brazilian Health Ministry for these issues. Fernando has worked to adapt HACCP process to water risk assessments elaborating the Water Safety Plans designed for the needs of Buildings and Industries (based on World Health Organization guidelines and methods), a comprehensive tool to manage water hazards associated to ingestion (drinking water), inhalation (Legionella) and skin contact. He organized the first technical ...Read More book published in Brazil addressing Legionella risks being also an author of a chapter about risk assessment. Fernando is also official instructor for NSF International HACCP for Building Water Systems course in Brazil, certified by City&Guilds in UK for Legionella Risk Assessment and by University of North Carolina on the Water Safety Plans Program. In Brazil, Fernando is part of the commission for Brazilian guideline for buildings cold and hot water systems, and is speaker for water safety and Legionella risk assessment publicizing the theme for different areas (sustainability, public health, health and labor ministry, facilities etc). Fernando develops training programs about water safety for Food Industries, Hospitality, and Healthcare, and took part of the translation to Portuguese of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) guidelines doc.24 “The prevention and control of Legionella spp. (incl legionnaires disease) in food factories” and doc.27 “Safe storage and distribution of water in food factories”. Close ↑
Environmental Health Supervisor, Southern Nevada Health District
Mark Bergtholdt is currently an Environmental Health Supervisor for the Southern Nevada Health District, where he supervises a group of Environmental Health Specialists who inspect food facilities, schools public pools, child care facilities, body art facilities and drinking water systems. He is also the designated environmental health liaison between environmental health and the office of ...Read More epidemiology.

He has been involved in environmental health as a registered environmental health specialist for over 23 years. Mark is a REHS for both Nevada and California and holds a Master of Public Health from California State University, Fresno.

Mark spent his first 10 years in Environmental Health working for Merced County, a small rural county in California’s Central Valley. There is he was a generalist inspecting food facilities, pools, public accommodations, construction of septic systems and water wells along with responding to complaints regarding environmental health issues. During his tenure with Merced, Mark served as its representative on statewide food committees set up by the California Directors of Environmental Health. In 2000 he joined SNHD as an EHS II. At SNHD Mark has conducted inspections of food facilities, pools, child care facilities, public accommodations and responding to complaints. During most of his tenure with the District, he has worked with SNHD’s Office of Epidemiology to investigate outbreaks of disease. Close ↑
Founder and CEO, AquaCion Group Inc.
Alain Blais is the founder and CEO of the AquaCion Group Inc., a leading Legionella and Water Safety consulting firm located in Montreal, Canada. Alain advises many companies and organizations on the implementation of water safety and maintenance programs in conformity to the new Province of Quebec Legionella Regulation on cooling towers (454-2014).

Prior to AquaCion, he founded and developed Sonitec inc, an international manufacturer of water ...Read More treatment equipment specifically used to improve cooling tower, boiler water quality. Alain has more than 25 years of international experience dealing with small and large installations, advising engineering firms and water treatment companies.

Alain has an engineering degree from the University of Quebec, a MBA from the University of Sherbrooke and he graduated the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Close ↑
Partner, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP
Walter Boone has been practicing products liability defense litigation for twenty-five years. An honors graduate of both Georgetown University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, Walter’s practice has focused on the defense of complex, catastrophic personal injury claims and, most recently, defense of litigation relating to waterborne pathogens. Walter has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers for excellence in his field.
Chief of the Nevada DEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
Jennifer L. Carr, PE, CEM, CPM, became Chief of the NDEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water in July 2007. Ms. Carr has been with the NDEP since 1996 in various programs and capacities including the Bureau of Water Pollution Control, the Bureau of Corrective Actions and was Chief for the Bureau of Air Quality Planning. She is a Nevada Registered Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, is a Nevada Certified Public Manager, a Nevada Certified Environmental Manager, holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University and a A.A.S. in Architecture and Building Engineering Technology from Vermont Technical College.
Las Vegas Area General Manager, Diamond Resorts International
Ken Deutsch is the Las Vegas Area General Manager for Diamond Resorts International®. His current responsibilities include oversight and development of room renovations, property exterior, infrastructure and landscape improvements, and amenity enhancements for two commercial properties in Las Vegas. Ken has held various executive positions within the Hospitality industry for the past 20 years beginning with Hilton Gaming in 1996 as the Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations. During this time, he has worked closely with Facility Management. Over the last seven years, Ken has overseen the Water Management Program at ...Read More Polo Towers, a Diamond Resorts International® destination. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from UNLV. Close ↑
President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Mary Ann Dickinson is the President and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of water in the United States and Canada. Based in Chicago, the Alliance works with nearly 400 water utilities, water conservation professionals in business and industry, planners, regulators, and consumers. In 2015, the Alliance won the U.S. Water Prize in the non-profit category for its work. Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience in water resources and water efficiency. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Mary Ann currently serves as Chair of the ...Read More Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist Group for the International Water Association, past Chair of the American Water Works Association National Water Conservation Division, past President of the California Irrigation Institute, past President of the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, and serves on the boards of the U.S. Water Alliance, Texas Water Foundation and River Network. Mary Ann has presented numerous papers on water conservation internationally and all across the United States and Canada. Close ↑
Principal & Founder, Greenpoint Innovations
Stephen Donofrio, Principal & Founder of Greenpoint Innovations, offers more than 10 years of experience working with companies, communities, governments and not-for-profit organizations on ‘environmental social and governance’ (ESG) assessment, strategy and reporting; responsible investing; environmental markets; carbon finance; and sustainable development. Formerly Vice President of CDP North America (Carbon Disclosure Project), Stephen served as the manager of CDP Canada and directed the region’s investor disclosure program for climate, energy, water, forest risk commodities, consisting of more than 700 US and Canadian publicly-held ...Read More companies and more than 200 institutional investors. Stephen joined CDP from the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), where he administered the Offsets Program, managed member and partner accounts, and provided research and analysis of environmental markets, regulations/policies and programs. Prior to the CCX, he led business development, fundraising and market research for carbon project finance and technology companies CINCS LLC and Carbon Credit Capital LLC. Close ↑
Epidemiologist, National Infectious Diseases Service Veterans Health Administration
Shantini Gamage is an epidemiologist with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Infectious Diseases Service within the Office of Patient Care Services. She focuses on translating basic and applied science into infectious diseases guidance and policy for VHA medical centers. Dr. Gamage has extensive training in applied microbiology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in environmental microbiology, a Master of Science degree in Food Science (food microbiology and safety), a Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Public Health degree. ...Read More She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and lectures on infectious diseases epidemiology and policy.

VHA operates the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. It has implemented Legionella prevention policies at all VHA medical centers and community living centers (previously called nursing homes) for a number of years. Dr. Gamage has been involved with Legionella prevention policy and outreach at VHA since 2006, has reviewed and collaborated on non-VA Legionella guidance, and has given numerous presentations on prevention of Legionella disease in the healthcare setting. Close ↑
Principal, Greenview Global, LLC.
Daniel Huard is an Engineer, Architectural Designer, Urban Planner, Project Management Professional, LEED Accredited Professional and Living Future Accredited Restorative Development Expert actively working on diverse and specialty purpose facility projects to program, plan, design, construct and deliver new facilities and net zero infrastructure as well as to provide facility and infrastructure legacy improvements that restore and improve these for improved operability, efficiency and sustainability. Daniel’s project expertise includes commercial, office, resort and hospitality facilities, government agency facilities, technology, data center and critical ...Read More infrastructure facilities, cultural – museum facilities, educational facilities, sustainable improvements to historical restorations, National Register facilities rehabilitation, landmark facilities rehabilitation, as well as utility infrastructure operational facilities. Close ↑
Public Relations and Water Conservation Manager, North Texas Municipal Water District
Denise Hickey is the Public Relations and Water Conservation Manager of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Ms. Hickey oversees the Public Relations Department staff and is the primary public speaking representative for the district with varying civic, city, corporate, media and legislative organizations. Ms. Hickey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, with an education certification in biology and chemistry from Sam Houston State University. She has been working for the NTMWD since 1995. Ms. Hickey is dedicated to educating consumers about the wise and efficient use of our finite water resources. She is an active ...Read More participant with the state’s Water Conservation Advisory Council, a member of the American Water Works Association, a member of the Water Environment Federation, and the Water Efficiency Network of North Texas among other industry organizations. Close ↑
Planning Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District
Laura B. Jacobsen, P.E., D.WRE, has served as Planning Manager for the Las Vegas Valley Water District since 1991. In this capacity, she has led the District’s planning efforts during a period of significant and sustained growth in the Las Vegas Valley, followed by a major economic downturn. Ms. Jacobsen possesses over 30 years of engineering experience, with expertise in master planning, operational planning, water quality analysis and hydraulic model construction and calibration. She is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Nevada, and currently serves as Vice Chair and Trustee of the AWWA Engineering and Construction Division, ...Read More and is past Chair of both the AWWA Engineering Modeling Applications Committee and the AWWA CA-NV Water Resources Division. Close ↑
Infectious Diseases Physician and Chief of Division, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Chetan Jinadatha, MD, MPH is a practicing infectious diseases physician and chief of the division at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX. He is also the president of Texas Infectious Diseases Society (2015, 2016). Dr Jinadatha is actively involved in research that focuses on prevention of hospital acquired infections from Legionella & MRSA to Clostridium difficile. His research has been focused on use of technology in the prevention of HAI. Dr Jinadatha has also testified as an expert witness on the use of technology for prevention of HAI in front of Science, Technology and Space Committee of US Congress in June, 2014. Dr Jinadatha has also ...Read More authored a chapter in the APIC text book of Infection prevention and control and has published several manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. He also holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Texas A & M University. Close ↑
Safety and Health Consultant - MGM Resorts International; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Board Member
Tim is a consultant for MGM Resorts International on safety and health matters for all MGM Resorts International operations. He is also a Member Board of Directors for the Southern Nevada Health District. Tim was formerly the Executive Director Safety & Health MGM Resorts International where he progressed from the MGM Grand Hotel to an MGM Resorts International corporate assignment. In this role he directed company wide safety and health programs to protect people, property, and the environment and was responsible for fire prevention, guest/employee injury prevention, food sanitation, environmental protection, and ADA accessibility.
Principal, Brian Justice Strategic Communications
For nearly 20 years, Brian has been advising senior executives at primarily Fortune 20, 50 and 200 corporations. He has led corporate communications at Cricket Wireless, Health Net, Amgen, Cardinal Health, Whitman-Walker Health, Prudential and MCI. Brian has also been operating his own strategic communications consulting business since 2008. Companie​s that have benefited from his expertise include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies, MedImpact, KPMG, Honeywell, Source Refrigeration and Faegre Baker Daniels. ...Read More

Brian’s experience and passion includes leading global internal and external communications for mergers and acquisitions, large-scale change management, business transformations, employee engagement initiatives, business development strategies, horizontal integration across diverse businesses and geographies, sales force redesign, shared service implementations, and crisis management at regional, national and global levels.

Brian earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Rutgers University. Close ↑
Director, Pro Lp Consulting Ltd.
Dennis Kelly is a leading expert in dealing with all aspects of Legionella related issues in industrial and institutional market places in many countries across the globe. He is currently an authorising engineer for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. This is a formal role where the hospitals use external independent experts to support their compliance and risk reduction efforts. ...Read More

Mr Kelly has advised many companies and organisations including government institutions, healthcare premises, food and beverage companies, facility management companies, manufacturers and commercial organisations. This role has included not only advising on steps that were needed to resolve Legionella situations, but also involved dealing directly with the authorities such as the Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health officers and local health authorities on behalf of end user customers and supplier companies.

Mr Kelly, a graduate of the University of Glasgow, is a Chartered Biologist who has held a number of senior management and operational roles for some of the world’s largest water treatment and environmental hygiene companies. He is a member of the Institute of Biology and also of the UK’s Water Management Society. For a number of years Mr Kelly had responsibility for a large European water hygiene operation, providing oversight of Legionella specialists in various countries including the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy as well as technically supporting operations in Turkey, Poland, the Middle East, the USA and the United Kingdom. Close ↑

Section Head of Facilities Operations, Mayo Clinic
Al Kubly is a Section Head of Facilities Operations at Mayo Clinic. He currently manages an outpatient campus of 8,500,000 sq. ft. and 110 maintenance staff. Al has been a Facility Manager at Mayo, for 26 years. Previous Mayo assignments have been 4 years as the Section Head of Facilities Operations for the St. Marys Hospital campus and 19 years at the Charter House, a Mayo long term care facility in Rochester. Al is the chair of the Water Management Team that is guiding the development and implementation of the Mayo - Potable Water Quality Program.
Program Committee Chair and Chief Technology Officer, Phigenics
Bill McCoy is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics. He is a world renowned expert in preventing disease associated with waterborne pathogens in building water systems. Bill is an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He is also a voting member of ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis associated with Building Water Systems.” The International Water Association published his full-length book entitled Preventing Legionellosis in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and ...Read More M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii, two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach and Executive Management Education from the University of Michigan. Close ↑
Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities, Walmart
Don A. Moseley, P.E., Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities working on Prototype and New Format Developments within the Real Estate Division for Walmart. Don is currently engaged in and assisting with the leadership of the Global Energy & Facilities Sustainable Value Network (GEF-SVN) at Walmart; Don is the Captain of Water efforts. This network exists to save money and help people live better by leveraging sustainability in all phases of global building design, construction, and operations. The GEF-SVN facilitates Walmart’s global efforts to operate for less and reduce environmental impact and ...Read More coordinates Walmart’s efforts to be supplied globally by 100% renewable energy. Additionally, Don manages and maintains the domestic landscape and irrigation guidelines, specifications, and details; assists with the design of Walmart's domestic multi-level projects; assists with projects that are incorporating green roofs; projects that incorporate rainwater harvesting systems; and projects pursuing USGBC LEED or other third party certifications. Previously in his Walmart career, Don managed the design of Walmart’s Experimental Stores in McKinney, TX, and Aurora, CO, which both opened in 2005. Don has worked for Walmart for the past 24 years and prior to Walmart worked for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Don is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and David Lipscomb College, both of Nashville, TN, and is a registered professional civil engineer. Close ↑
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)
Darrell is currently the Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA). Darrell joined ASDWA in 2005. His major responsibilities at ASDWA are coordinating state response and providing input to EPA on regulatory issues such as new rule development and rule implementation, as well as keeping states informed of EPA regulatory activities. Additional responsibilities include coordinating data management activities between states and EPA and providing support to state involvement in EPA’s Area-Wide Optimization Program. Immediately prior to coming to ASDWA, Darrell was the Chief of ...Read More Missouri’s Public Drinking Water Branch where he managed the implementation of the drinking water effort in Missouri. Darrell also supervised Missouri’s drinking water monitoring program and data management activities for over 14 years and he spent over 25 years in a variety of technical and administrative positions in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Darrell holds a BS in Resources Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. He is also a certified drinking water treatment and distribution system operator. Close ↑
Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt
Aaron Rosenblatt is a Principal of Gordon & Rosenblatt, LLC, independent consultants specializing in matters involving chemical disinfection of water, with an emphasis on microbial risk management in building water systems. Mr. Rosenblatt is an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He is also a member of ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis associated with Building Water Systems”. He has served on the Board of the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG), and as a member of the American Water ...Read More Works Association (AWWA) Disinfection and Disinfectants Committees and the Microbial and Disinfection By-Product (M/DBP) Technical Advisory Workgroup during regulatory negotiations for USEPA M/DBP Rule II. He is a past Trustee of the Chemists’ Club of New York and past Chairman of the Chemists’ Club Library. Mr. Rosenblatt has authored more than twenty issued US patents with international equivalents. Close ↑
Associate Director of Environmental Services, Maintenance and Operations, University of New Mexico’s Physical Plant Department
Gary Smith is the Associate Director of Environmental Services, and Maintenance and Operations at the University of New Mexico’s Physical Plant Department. Smith has over forty years’ experience in higher education as a student, researcher, lecturer and administrator at Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, New Mexico State, and the University of New Mexico. He earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the APPA Institute for Facilities Management and the Leadership Academy. Smith has implemented many efficient and innovative practices at UNM and has been actively involved in environmental stewardship and sustainability ...Read More projects throughout his higher education career. Close ↑
Facility Executive (formerly Today’s Facility Manager), Editor-in-Chief
As Editor-in-Chief of Facility Executive (formerly Today’s Facility Manager), Anne Vazquez is focused on the topics that are crucial to facility management professionals who oversee and manage commercial, institutional, and industrial environments. She has been writing about the facilities profession since 1996 when she began as the magazine’s editorial assistant. In 2012, she took her current position in which she continues to be enthusiastic about bringing to light practical and effective solutions for the Facility Executive audience.
Account Strategist, thinkPARALLAX
As an Account Strategist at thinkPARALLAX, Tyler enjoys transforming big ideas into tangible results, and sharpening fuzzy concepts into focused messages. With a wealth of experience in creative strategy, copywriting and design, Tyler has helped to develop purpose-driven branding and communications for clients like Southwest Airlines, Qualcomm, International Paper, and Hammermill among others.

Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Tyler is a graduate of the University of Missouri (“M-I-Z!”), has ...Read More professional certificates in graphic design and web design from UCSD, and is certified in GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting.

Outside the office, Tyler has chronicled his trials and tribulations as a cancer- survivor on his blog (GoTeamTyler.com) and enjoys spending his free time on his bike, in the great outdoors, or in the kitchen with his wife Natasha and their dog Bernell. Close ↑
Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Main Conference: Day 1
Location: Room 309 MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas
 
TIME
EVENT
8:00 - 9:00am

Registration & Networking
Continental Breakfast will be served.

9:00 - 9:30am
Welcome and Keynote “Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment”

Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Phigenics

9:30 - 10:45am
Leadership in Facility Water Management

Moderator: Anne Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief, Facility Executive

Panelists:

Al Kubly, Section Head, Facilities Operations, Mayo Clinic

R. Gary Smith, Ph.D., Associate Director Environmental Services and Maintenance & Operations, University of New Mexico

Ken Deutsch, Las Vegas Area General Manager, Diamond Resorts International

10:45 - 11:00am

Break

11:00 - 12:00pm
Legal Landscape for Liability Arising Out of Waterborne Pathogens

Walter Boone, Partner Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm
Regulatory Framework for Delivering and Maintaining Safe Drinking Water

Moderator: Aaron Rosenblatt, Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt

Panelists:

Jennifer Carr, PE, CEM, CPM, Chief, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Nevada DEP

Mark Bergtholdt, Environmental Health Supervisor, Southern Nevada Health District

Darrell Osterhoudt, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)

2:00 - 3:00pm
Water Management - Utilities to Facilities

Moderator: Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Panelists:

Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Laura Jacobsen, Manager of Planning for the Las Vegas Valley Water District

Denise Hickey, Public Relations and Water Conservation Manager, North Texas Municipal Water District

3:00 - 3:15pm

Break

3:15 - 4:00pm
Introduction to the Living Building Challenge 3.0 and Net Zero Water

Daniel Huard, Principal, Greenview Global, LLC.

4:00 - 5:00pm
Positive Outcomes from Transparent Communications in Water Management

Moderator: Dean Amhaus, President and CEO, The Water Council

Panelists:

Brian Justice, Principal, Brian Justice Strategic Communications

Tyler Wagner, Account Strategist, thinkPARALLAX

Stephen Donofrio, Founder, Greenpoint Innovations

5:00 - 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Date: April 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Main Conference: Day 2
Location: Room 309 MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas
 
TIME
EVENT
7:00 - 8:00am

Registration & Networking
Continental Breakfast will be served.


8:00 - 8:15am

Opening Remarks

8:15 - 9:00am
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive 1061: A Proactive Approach to Legionella Prevention at a Large, Integrated Healthcare System in the U.S.

Shantini Gamage, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, National Infectious Diseases Service Veterans Health Administration

9:00am - 9:30am
Assessment of Legionella Analytical Methods for Environmental Surveillance of VHA Facility Building Water Systems

Chetan Jinadatha, MD, MPH. Chief, Infectious Diseases Division. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine. College of Medicine, Texas A&M HSC. President, Texas Infectious Diseases Society.

9:30 - 9:45am

Break

9:45 - 10:30am
Best Practices in Facility Water Management

Don A. Moseley, P.E., Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities, Walmart

10:15 - 10:30am

Break

10:30 - 11:45am
International Perspectives on Water Safety Management

Moderator: Tim Jones, MPA, CSP, REHS, Safety and Health Consultant - MGM Resorts International; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Board Member

Panelists:

Dennis Kelly, ‎Director, Pro Lp Consulting Ltd., UK

Fernando H. Bensoussan, Full Consultant, Setri, Brazil

Alain Blais, Founder and CEO, AquaCion Group Inc.

11:45 - 12:00pm
Closing Remarks

Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Phigenics

 
 
 
 
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