Thomas M. Berliner
Duane Morris LLP
Tom Berliner is chair of Duane Morris’ global Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group. Tom provides legal, policy and strategic advice on water, energy, environmental and governmental/municipal law and also is chair of the firm's Water Resources and Renewable Energy and Sustainability practice groups. His practice includes advising public entities and private clients on all aspects of water supply, hydropower, energy development, renewable and sustainable energy practices, natural resources and environmental compliance and litigation. He also advises municipalities, special districts, private individuals and companies on municipal affairs and government procurement. Tom represents clients before local, state and federal agencies on administrative, regulatory and legislative matters.
Tom is a board member of the Water Education Foundation and a member of the Association of California Water Agencies, the Section of the Environment, Energy and Resources of the American Bar Association and The State Bar of California.
Bruce Davis, PE
Senior Vice President
Albert A. Webb Associates
Bruce Davis is a Senior Vice President at WEBB. Bruce is actively involved and a leader in the CalWater Political Action Committee, Association of California Water Agencies, American Public Works Association, Inland County Water Association, BIA Inland Empire and Desert Chapters, and the League of California Cities, Bruce serves as an excellent resource and representative for his clients on current legislation, issues, and trends in our region.
Eric L. Garner
Best, Best & Krieger
Managing Partner Eric Garner has practiced water law for more than 25 years at Best Best & Krieger LLP. For the past two decades, he has worked extensively on groundwater matters. He was involved in the Mojave Groundwater adjudication and represented the lead parties in the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater adjudications. He has advised clients throughout California on groundwater issues and was involved in the drafting of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. He has worked on surface water issues throughout the state and has drafted water laws in South Africa, Trinidad and Pakistan.
Eric co-authored “California Water” and “California Water II,” and is an adjunct law professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He has also been named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Magazine, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and the Water Law Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers.
Michael Duane Davis, Esq.
Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC
Michael Davis is a Senior Shareholder at Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC. Michael has over thirty-five years of extensive experience evaluating water rights and resources and representing clients in water rights disputes, with a particular emphasis on groundwater basin adjudications. Michael provides legal guidance for water resources management under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Urban Water Management Plans, Integrated Regional Water Management Plans, Water Supply Assessments and emerging California water regulations. Michael has decades of service as general counsel to numerous county water districts and mutual water companies. Michael is an editor of the California Water Law & Policy Reporter and is a member of the Association of California Water Agencies.
Arthur G. Kidman
Kidman Law LLP
Art Kidman is a founding trustee of CalWater PAC. He is the managing partner of Kidman Law LLP, based in Irvine. Art is an AV-Preeminent™ rated attorney with over 40 years of concentrated practice representing local agency water suppliers in all aspects water, environmental and governmental law. Art provides advice and litigation counsel services to cities, water districts, water companies, and private andowners on water rights matters involving both surface and, especially, groundwater resources, including groundwater storage programs and the sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Robert A. Krieger
Chairman of the Board
Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated
Robert A. Krieger, a California Professional Engineer, was President of Krieger & Stewart from its founding in 1971 until 2011, and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Krieger specializes in providing services as a consultant, technical advisor, and expert witness related to water-related matters. His experience includes service as consultant to numerous cities, counties, and special districts on public works projects, particularly water, wastewater, and flood control; service as expert witness in litigated matters involving property condemnation, water rights, ground water, surface water, irrigation, drainage, flooding, and construction; and service as an engineering appraiser on water and wastewater systems.
Principal Water Resources Manager
Larry Rodriguez is a Principal Water Resources Manager at GEI Consultants with nearly 30 years of experience in water resources planning in California. Larry has developed expertise in the areas of strategic water resources planning, water transfers and acquisitions, water rights, groundwater management, conjunctive use planning, floodplain resources management planning, and watershed planning. He has managed and led planning efforts in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta related to emergency response planning, State Water Project supplies, the Bay-Delta Conservation Program, and water transfer and acquisitions programs. He has provided public and private sector interest’s policy and advocacy support in regional and statewide planning processes. Larry has worked extensively with the California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors on regulatory and policy issues related to the delivery of water from the State Water Project as well as the management of the Project for long-term reliability.
Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
Timothy Quinn is executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), a statewide association whose 450 local public water agency members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. Quinn became executive director in July 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience in California water issues. Prior to joining ACWA, he served as deputy general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.