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CA's First Greywater Conference

Date: Thursday November 15, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite, CA

Tuolumne County Environmental Health Presents:

November 15th and 16th, 2012
Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite, CA

$110 EARLY BIRD Full Conference Fee prepaid by November 1st
$135 paid after November 1st
(See details below)



Thursday, November 15, 2012

8:30 Registration

Keynote Addresses:

John Gray, Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors

The Environmental Health Perspective
Rob Kostlivy, Director, Environmental Health Tuolumne County

Does Graywater Make Sense in California?
Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Wholly H20

Plenary Sessions:

Finding the Solution for California:  The Water/Energy Knot
Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management

Creating Infrastructure for Change
Trathen Heckman, Transition US

Greywater Residential Study:  Lessons Learned
Neeraja Havaligi and Laura Allen, Greywater Action

Greywater and Other LID Approaches to Increase Native Fish Habitat, Rehydrate Watersheds and Mitigate Stormwater
Anna Halligan, Morro Bay National Estuary Program
Meredith Hardy, California Conservation Corp

Do What Makes Sense in the Context
Art Ludwig, Oasis Designs

One Million Annual Capture Reused:  A Walking Tour of Evergreen Lodge's Greywater Systems
Andrew Depolo, Joel Hawley, Regina Hirsch, Sierra Watershed Progressive

Sierra Wine and Cheese Reception
w/ Keynote Address
Community Based Watershed Management and The Greywater Puzzle:  Water Reuse Conversation Through Play
Barbara Wishingrad, The Watershed Management Group

The Trespassers

Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty of Wholly H20 and Rob Kostlivy of Tuolumne County kick off the conference.  Thursday includes:  A plenary all day session, tour, reception wrapping up with live music in the tavern.

Friday, November 16, 2012

8:30am Registration
8:00am Morning Yoga
Heather Sullivan, Balanced Rock

Keynote Address:

Art Ludwig of Oasis Designs leads us this day with a keynote.  A morning yoga stretch, then to plenary/concurrent sessions.  We wrap it up with celebrating to The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit in the tavern.
Why Greywater Matters

Art Ludwig, Oasis Designs

Plenary Addresses:

A Perspective From the Capital:  Justin Malan, Executive of CCDEH

Changes on a Local Level:Douglas Oliver, Chief Building Official, Tuolumne County

San Francisco's Alternative Water Source Programs, Amanda Dougherty and Sarah Rhodes, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Concurrent Sessions:

Potential Freshwater Savings from Greywater Reuse in the Bay Area, Javier Amaro, UCB Graduate

Biology of a Septic System, Rob Kostlivy, Director, Environmental Health Tuolumne County

Building a Successful Greywater Rebate Program, Susie Murray, City of Santa Rosa

Greywater:  A Southern California Perspective, Leigh Jarred, LA Greywater Corp

Data Gaps and Databases:  How to Monitor and Maintain Greywater Systems, Laura Allen, Greywater Action

Greywater Plumbing Basics for Plumbers and Non-plumbers, Christina Bertea, Christina Bertea Plumbing

Greywater and Rainwater Study for California's People:  Their Concerns and Decision Drivers, Neeraja Havaligi, PhD Candidate and Greywater Action

International and Statewide Approaches: Greywater BMP Solutions, Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Wholly H20

8:30pm LIVE MUSIC 
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit



$110 Early Bird Full Conference Fee prepaid prior to November 1st, 2012.  After November 1st, 2012 the fee increases to $135.  The Conference fee includes lunch, Wine and Cheese Reception November 15th, Live Entertainment by The Trespassers November 15th and The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit November 16th.  Breakfast and Dinner (no-host) are available on site.   Morning yoga by Balanced Rock.  

To register, please contact:
Chris Mongsene  at the Tuolumne County Environmental Health Department at
(209-533-6967) or by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Lodging Costs are being discounted deeply by Evergreen Lodge for the Conference Participants for November 14-16, 2012, as well as through the following weekend.  Prices range depending on occupancy of cabin.  Please contact Evergreen Lodge at the link below.

Evergreen Lodge information: 1-800-93-LODGE or


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