Public Participation

List of Past and Future Public Speaking Engagements/Tours

Many community based organizations, institutions, and other interested groups have been engaged in the scwd2 Desalination Program either through informational presentations, pilot plant tours, direct communications or other means of outreach.

 Below is a partial list of past and future public speaking engagements/tours.

Event Date
Grand Opening Event of Pilot Plant (tour and presentation) 3/20/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 5/14/2008
Save Our Shores (panel Q/A) 5/15/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 6/11/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 7/9/2008
RWQCB (tour) 7/10/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 8/13/2008
Stanford University (tour) 8/18/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 9/10/2008
ACWA (presentation) 9/18/2008
EBMUD (tour) 10/6/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 10/8/2008
Sons in Retirement-San Jose (San Jose) 10/8/2008
Government Academy, City of Capitola (presentation) 10/15/2008
Rotary- Aptos (presentation) 10/16/2008
MBWWA Forum (presentation and tour) 10/16/2008
Surfrider Summit (tour) 10/18/2008
Cabrillo College (presentation) 10/28/2008
Sons in Retirement- Aptos (presentation) 10/28/2008
UCSC –B. Haddad’s classes (tour) 10/29/2008
Rotary –Sunshine (presentation) 11/4/2008
Open House Event at Pilot Plant 11/8/2008
League of Women Voters (tour) 11/12/2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) 11/12/2008
Mountain School (tour) 11/17/2008
General Public Tour of Pilot Plant (tour) 12/10/2008
EcoReview Show on CTV Channel 27 1/27/2009
UCSC Women’s Group (presentation) 2/4/2009
Santa Cruz Neighbors (check) (presentation) 2/18/2009
Santa Cruz Leadership Alumni (tour and presentation) 2/19/2009
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce (presentation) 3/10/2009
AWWA (tour and presentation) 4/8/2009
Informational Meeting (presentation and Q/A Panel) 4/22/2009
Think Local First Meeting (Presentation) 7/22/2009
Surfrider Foundation Meeting (presentation) 9/8/2009
Informational Meeting (presentation and Q/A Panel) 9/24/2009
CA/NV AWWA Fall Conference (CH2MHILL Presentation) 10/7/2009
County of SC's Commission on the Environment (Presentation) 10/28/2009
Capitola-Aptos Rotary (presentation) 10/29/2009
Cabrillo College (presentation) 11/5/2009
International Desalination Association Conference (CDM Presentation) 11/9/2009
Ocean Protection Council's Desalination Panel (Kennedy/Jenks Presentation) 11/30/2009
Cypress Charter High School (presentation) 1/6/2010
Guest Broadcasting on KUSP's Land Use Report 1/25-1/29/2010
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase (Booth) 2/18/2010
Cabrillo College (presentation) 3/8/2010
Interview on KSCO with Rosemary Chalmers 3/9/2010
Coastal Commission Reception (no presentation) 3/10/2010
Village from the Voices Show on CTV 3/14/2010
Desalination and Alternatives Forum (Presentation) 3/18/2010
Valley Women's Club (Presentation) 4/11/2010
Earth Day 2010 (Booth) 4/17/2010
ACWA Region 5 (Presentation) 5/5/2010
SC Chamber (Presentation) 5/26/2010
Community Informational Meeting: Water Conservation (Presentations, Q/A) 5/27/2010
Community Informational Meeting: History of Water  (Presentations, Q/A) 7/28/2010
Community Informational Meeting: Recycled Water(Presentations, Q/A) 9/23/2010
Community Informational Meeting: Marine Issues and Env. Review Process (Presentations, Q/A) 11/12/2010

If you would like to schedule a presentation to your club and/or organization, please contact Melanie Mow Schumacher, Desalination Public Outreach Coordinator, at 831.475.8501x153 or

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