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SALTON SEA SUMMIT

UC RIVERSIDE/ PALM DESERT CAMPUS - OCTOBER 17-18, 2019

AGENDA

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October 17, 2019

October 18, 2019

October 16, 2019

 8:00 am Registration, coffee & pastries

 8:30     Welcoming remarks -
Gina Nestande, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palm Desert

 8:45    The Salton Sea & the Colorado River – Chris Harris, CO R Bd of Calif., moderator
               -  
Colorado River storage & drought – Dan Bunk, Reclamation

               -  Arizona and the threat of shortage – Tom Buschatzke, Ariz. DWR
               -  SDCWA & the QSA – Dan Denham, SDCWA
               -  IID & the need for storage – Tina Shields, IID

10:00   Break

10:20  
Hydrology – Michael Cohen, Pacific Institute, moderator           
               -  
Recent & projected inflowsSujoy Roy, Tetra Tech
               -  Modeling inflows – Hoori Ajami, UC Riverside
               -  Water Quality – Doug Barnum
 
11:00  
Ecology Carol Roberts, US F&WS, moderator
               -  Salton Sea Fish Nasseer Idrisi, DFW
               -  Shoreline habitats & bird species richnessRobert McKernan, Oasis Bird Observatory 
               
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General avian use trends Dan Orr, Audubon
               -  Avian mortality Tom Anderson, US F&WS

12:30 pm Lunch

 

 1:00    Keynote SpeakerWade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources


 2:00   Air Quality & Health – Tara Nordgren, UC Riverside, moderator
            -  
Regional air quality & dust sources – Earl Withycombe, Air Resources Board
            -  Current & potential playa emissionsBrian Schmid, Formation Environmental
            -  Toxics/chemical composition in playa dust – William Porter, UC Riverside
 
           -  Public health impacts – Shohreh Farzan, USC
 

 3:20   Break

 3:40  
Dust Control Projects & PlanningKevin Durkee, SCAQMD, moderator
            -  Owens Lake dust controlAdam Solis, LA DWP
            -  Imperial County APCD rules & regulations – Matt Dessert, ICAPCD
            -  QSA JPA/IID dust control projectsJessica Humes, IID
            -  SSMP dust control projects – Vivien Maisonneuve, DWR

Comments from Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (video: starting at 01:10:30 )

 5:00   Reception and Poster Session

 6:00   Community Engagement forum

 7:30   Adjourn

 



8:30   Registration, coffee & pastries

8:45   Welcoming remarks

9:00  
State & local activities –  Celeste Cantú , moderator
            -  
Salton Sea Management Program – Arturo Delgado, Natural Resources Agency
            -  Red Hill Bay projectChris Schoneman, US F&WS
            -  North Lake projectTom Levy

            -  SSMP Science Oversight, Monitoring and Adaptive ManagementRamona Swenson, Environmental Science Associates
            
10:30   Report back from community engagement forum – 
Sahara Huazano, Alianza Coachella Valley 

10:50   Break

11:10  
Politics, Policy, and Purse-strings – Kurt Schwabe, UC Riverside, moderator
            -  Imperial County – Supervisor Ryan Kelley 
            -  IID – Henry Martinez, General Manager

            -  Salton Sea Authority – Phil Rosentrater, General Manager
            -  NGO – Miguel Hernandez, Comite Civico Del Valle
            -  California Natural Resources Agency – Arturo Delgado, Assistant Secretary 
            -  US Bureau of Reclamation – Terry Fulp, Lower Colorado Regional Director

1:00 pm  Closing remarks & video of the conference         

1:30   
Students event/forum (ends by 4:30)