Welcome to the San Diego Conservation Action Committee (CAC). We hope you will join us at one of our next collaborative educational forums.

Upcoming forum:

Colorado River: Is there enough water?
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Where: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Registration and complimentary networking breakfast at 9 a.m., hosted by the San Diego County Water Authority


The 1450-mile long Colorado River provides drinking water to 36 million and is the source for 68 percent of the San Diego region’s total water supply. Learn how future allocations are being planned.


Jack Simes, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Office
Jack Simes is the acting area manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Southern California Office, responsible for implementing water reclamation and reuse projects in nine southern California counties. His work includes water-related resource planning, water conservation field services, and Native American affairs.

Bill Hasencamp, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bill Hasencamp is the Manager of Colorado River Resources for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He has been with Metropolitan for 17 years, negotiating transfer agreements, exchange agreements, and funding new water supply projects.

Kelly Rodgers, San Diego County Water Authority
Kelly Rodgers serves as the San Diego County Water Authority’s Director of the Colorado River Program and is responsible for the implementation of Water Authority projects in the Lower Colorado River Basin and the Republic of Mexico. Her work includes implementation of the conserved water transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District.

Carl Nettleton, Nettleton Strategies Moderator
Carl Nettleton heads Nettleton Strategies, an environmental policy firm specializing in oceans, water, energy, climate, and U.S. Mexico border issues. Carl serves as Co-Chair of the San Diego Conservation Action Committee.

Technology Spotlight: Aquacycl’s bioelectrochemical treatment technology uses bacteria to convert wastewater into electricity. We’re pleased to welcome Aquacycl President and CEO Orianna Bretschger. A native of the Southwest, who grew up with an appreciation for water issues. Her research and industry endeavors have resulted in a decentralized, energy-neutral, wastewater treatment technology for industrial applications and beyond. Aquacycl was founded in 2016 with a mission to provide cost-effective solutions for the world’s most challenging wastewater issues.

Policy and infrastructure updates: In addition to the Colorado River panel, you’ll get brief regional updates about important water policy and infrastructure developments. In the meantime, you can stay connected via the Water Authority’s Water News Network.

CAC Meeting, June 29, 2017