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This email is a notice about an upcoming showcase on water conservation
to be held in San Francisco at the Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard
Street on March 22. To register for this event go to on the Internet. You can also register
for any Energy Center classes by calling 415.973.2277.

2nd Annual Water Conservation Showcase
Tuesday, March 22nd from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center (PEC), 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

In the drought-prevalent climate of California, water availability,
water policy issues and water conservation strategies have never been
more timely concerns. The 2005 Water Conservation Showcase will feature
the latest cutting-edge products, services, and information available to
help Californians conserve and wisely manage our most abused and most
critical natural resource. The event will showcase products like
water-efficient fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping systems, leak
detection equipment, permeable pavement, drip irrigation and rainwater
harvesting systems. In addition to products and services, the showcase
will highlight creative conservation ideas and problem-solving design
approaches through lectures and panel discussions by government and
industry leaders addressing regional water issues. Join us for this
important and educational event co-sponsored by the Northern California
Chapter of the US Green Building Council
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Speaker topics and schedule:

12:00 PM Richard Harris of East Bay Municipal Utility District and Dana
Haasz of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on "Leading the
Way: Bay Area Water Conservation Programs"

12:00 PM David C. Gibney of HDR Inc. on "Innovative Water Planning and
the 10th & Bannock Building"

1:30 PM Susan Handjian & Christine Finch of East Bay Municipal Utility
District on "Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San
Francisco Bay Region"

1:30 PM Alex Lantsberg of the Alliance for a Clean Water Front on
"Water Planning Issues for San Francisco and Beyond"

3:00 PM Paul Kephart, Rana Creek on "Living Architecture: An Ecological

3:00 PM Ronnie Cohen of the Natural Resources Defense Council on
"Energy Down the Drain, The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply"

4:30 PM Sharon Sarris of Greenfuse, Don Mills of Clivus Multrum, and
Mike Hazinski of East Bay Municipal Utility District on "Potty Talk: a
Forum on Water-Conserving Fixtures"

4:30 PM Gary Klein of the California Energy Commission on "Do You Like
it Hot?: Improving Hot Water Distribution Systems"

6:00 PM Tim Pope of Northwest Water Source on "Rainwater Harvesting:
Dealing with Dr. 'No'"

6:00 PM Gary Wolff of the Pacific Institute on "Economic Assessment of
Water Conserving Fixtures: Some Methods and Examples"

The event is free of charge but advanced registration is recommended
for this very popular program. To register or to find additional
information, go to   Presentation
descriptions and speaker bios will be posted soon.

Event Sponsors:
Northern California Chapter of the US Green Building Council
Pacific Energy Center

Event Supporters:
ADPSR - Northern California Chapter
AIA Committee on the Environment - San Francisco Chapter
APLD - Association of Professional Landscape Designers
American Society of Landscape Architects - Northern California Chapter
California Department of Water Services
California Integrated Waste Management Board
California Landscape Contractors Association
California Urban Water Agencies
California Urban Water Conservation Council
Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Ecological Landscaping Association
Food Service Technology Center
Green Resource Center
International Interior Design Association - Northern California
The Pacific Institute
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Pacific Southwest - Region IX
Water Resources Center Archives - University of California, Berkeley

To register for this event go to on the
Internet or call 415.973.2277.

Juliette Beck
California Campaign Director
Water for All
Public Citizen
510-663-0888 ext. 101

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