Join us for WaterNow’s Tapping into the TIR Toolkit: Interactive Training Webcast. This webcast will provide an introduction to Tap into Resilience (TIR) and cover the in-depth resources included in the TIR Toolkit, a portal into the many resources of TIR and its powerful network of experts. The toolkit includes success stories that demonstrate a range of financing and implementation approaches, an interactive guide for local water leaders, answers to questions that may arise as utility management and staff navigate finance, tax, accounting and legal issues during the planning of distributed water solutions, and a curated, localized infrastructure library. You will learn how to access them on the Tap into Resilience website.
Participants will also hear from Ed Harrington, a Tap into Resilience Expert Panelist, on how the Toolkit can connect water managers with legal, tax, and accounting specialists free of charge. Joone Lopez, General Manager at Moulton Niguel Water District, will talk about how the TIR Toolkit can help local decision-makers increase investments in water efficiency strategies, as well as her personal experience with the toolkit and its value as a resource for MNWD’s service area.
Date: Tuesday July 23, 2019
Time: 10am PT
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tapping-into-the-tir-toolkit-interactive-training-webcast-registration-64007211292
- Caroline Koch, Water Policy Director, WaterNow Alliance
- Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
- Ed Harrington, Former President, Government Finance Officers Association and former General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Joone Lopez is the General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, which provides water, wastewater and recycled water services to approximately 170,000 people within South Orange County. Before joining Moulton Niguel, she served as the General Manager of Calaveras County Water District located in Northern California. Joone’s prior experience includes working for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company as its Assistant General Manager and serving as the Deputy General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District.
Joone is a Board Member for the Association of California Water Agencies, California WateReuse Association, Capistrano Unified School District Foundation, Southern California Water Committee, and Tilly’s Life Center. Preceding her career in the water industry, Joone was a police officer for the city of Pasadena, where she received the Silver Medal of Courage for valor under fire. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Northridge and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from University of California San Diego.
Ed Harrington, is a former President of the Government Finance Officers Association and former General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Ed is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and a consultant on government finance issues. He served as member of the Financial Accounting Foundation Board that oversees the work of the Financial (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB). In addition, he served on the Board of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) from 1999 to 2006 and was President of the organization in 2004. He was Controller for the City and County of San Francisco from 1991 to 2008 and General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) until his retirement in 2012. Ed chaired the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) composed of 10 large water utilities in the US, focused on providing leadership and collaboration on climate change issues affecting water utilities and the customers they serve. Ed is a Certified Public Accountant, and serves on various non-profit boards including Greenpeace International.
Caroline Koch is the Water Policy Director at WaterNow Alliance. Caroline is an environmental attorney with broad experience representing environmental non-profit organizational clients in federal citizen suit actions and impact litigation advocating for the protection of California’s water and public trust resources. She was previously a partner at Lawyers for Clean Water, Inc. In her role at WaterNow, she focuses on identifying and clearing policy and legal barriers for implementing sustainable water management practices through toolkit development, legislative and administrative advocacy and policy white papers. Caroline serves on the San Francisco League of Conservation Voters Board. She graduated with BA in English and Public Policy from Duke University and a JD from Golden Gate University.