Events and Reminders from CalDeSal

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 17, 2013

Groundwater Resources Association 

CalDesal & Association of California Water Agencies


Present the 2nd GRACast Web Seminar in the Series on Salt and Nutrient Management Plans


Workflow for Salt and Nutrient Plans



Dr. Ginachi Amah, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

Phuong Ly, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Abdi Haile, Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board

Patti Reyes, Coachella Valley Water District




Wednesday, May 15, 2013


12:00 pm to 1:30 pm




Early Bird Registration (by May 9) is $50 for Members* and $75 for Non-Members




Registration after May 9 is $75 for Members* and $100 for Non-Members (*Includes GRA, ACWA, and CalDesal Members)




Register For This Event




Please join us for the second Web Seminar in our Series on Salt and Nutrient Management Plans. This GRACast will focus on the specific approaches and aspects of developing a salt and nutrient plan, both for a highly urbanized area, and for an agriculturally dominated area. Presentations will include the development of the salt and nutrient plan for the greater Los Angeles area, and for the Coachella Valley, where agricultural is the main land use. This GRACast will be an interesting look at the nuts and bolts of how you develop a salt and nutrient plan in California.








Dr. Ginachi Amah is the Los Angeles Regional Board’s Salt and Nutrient Management Plan Coordinator; responsible for facilitating SNMP development in the Los Angeles Region, and providing guidance on related policy issues. As a water resources engineer with the Basin Planning Program, she is also involved with developing Basin Plan amendments to water quality objectives and implementation policies for water quality standards.




Phuong Ly, PE, is an Engineer in the Hydrogeology Department of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. She has over 15 years of experience working on projects related to groundwater quality, recycled water reuse, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Ly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California and her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.




Patti Reyes is Planning and Special Programs Manager, at the Coachella Valley Water District, where she has worked for over 25 years. Patti is a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California with a BS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, and an MBA from Chapman University. In addition to managing long term water supply planning at CVWD, Patti has had a key role in development of the Coachella Valley IRWM Plan since its beginning and is a member of the Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group, the lead group for the Coachella Valley IRWM Plan.




Abdi Haile is a Supervising Engineering Geologist with the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board. He has been with the Water Board since 1989. He has a Masters in Hydrology and Water Resources and a B.S. in Geology from the University of Arizona. Haile is a registered Professional Geologist with the State of California. 



CalDesal Annual Board Meeting


Wednesday, May 8, 2013


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


Tofanelli Room


Sheraton Grand


1230 J Street


Sacramento, CA 95814




Please join CalDesal for our Annual Board Meeting at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento in conjunction with the ACWA Conference located at the Sacramento Convention Center.




CalDesal Mixer from


 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


at the Hyatt Regency.

Wednesday, May 8

 Upper Pool Deck

Hyatt Regency


1209 L Street 

Sacramento, CA 95814




  RSVP by contacting Holly Wolting at


2013 Fall Mixer – Sponsorship Opportunity




If you would like to support CalDesal contact Holly Wolting at to receive more information.








Sponsorship Levels:




Platinum Sponsor – $2500.00 (includes opportunity to speak to the group at the event for 5-10 minutes and submit ½ page ad in post event email newsletter)



Gold Sponsor – $1000.00 (includes opportunity to submit ¼ page ad in post event email newsletter)



Silver Sponsor – $500.00 (includes logo in post event email newsletter)