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SSI Technical Seminar Series
A part of the UCSD Campus Water Collaborative

Speakers are chosen based on recommendations by the UCSD Campus Collaborative team members including faculty, facilities management and operations staff. Topics will include cutting edge water technologies identified by the Collaborative as having potential for implementation on campus.

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The SSI Technical Seminar Series is open to UCSD faculty, staff, and students. To RSVP, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Wednesdays, 4 - 5 pm
CALIT2, room 4004

Directions to CALIT2


william rose

   "Perspectives from the San Diego County Water Authority"

   Wednesday, October 21, 2009  
   4 - 5 pm

   Featuring Bill Rose, Water Conservation Program Executive,
   San Diego County Water Authority

Bill Rose is responsible for the acquisition, management, and land surveying of the Water Authority’s rights of way. His department is an integral part of the agency’s effort to implement the Capital Improvement Program through the acquisition of rights of way. The long-term
management and surveying of those property rights provides the ability to operate and maintain pipelines and facilities into the future. Rose joined the Water Authority in February 2001.

For Bill Rose's power point presentation, click here.


"Inexpensive Desalination: Harnessing Natural Forces"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009  
4 - 5 pm

Featuring Michael Motherway, President of DXV Water Technologies, LLC

Mr. Motherway has extensive experience in the development of energy resources particularly natural gas power plants. In additional to developing and financing traditional power plants, he assisted in the development of alternative energy sources such as wind farms and industrial cogeneration facilities. These efforts were on behalf of some large independent power producers and investor owned utilities.

While at the National Energy Group he helped develop an innovative dispersed generating portfolio that included the commissioning six plants (350 megawatts) in just three years from start of development. At NEV Technologies, he was involved in the commercialization of a new microturbine generator. As a consultant, he has evaluated new energy technologies and renewable projects on behalf of investors.

Mr. Motherway started his career in the finance department at AlliedSignal Aerospace and has economics degrees from Princeton University (BA) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (MA).


Wednesday, December 9, 2009  
4 - 5 pm


   Featuring Josiah Raison Cain, Landscape Architect and Founder of Native
and Design Ecology

   Mr. Cain is a landscape architect with 16 years experience as an ecological design professional. He founded a design/build
   firm in 1997, and for 8 years provided ecologically-driven master plans and innovative green projects to hospitality, schools,
   developers, and residential clients internationally. After graduate studies, Cain then managed an office for an influential,
   nationally recognized ecological design firm, leading project teams for civic clients such as the New York Dept. of Environ-
   mental Protection (DEP), University of California, and the California Academy of Sciences, in addition to a high-end corporate 
and residential clientele. Cain was raised on a remote organic homestead along the Trinity River, in Northern California. He holds a BS in landscape architecture from UC Davis and a Master of Design Technology & Environment from Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Wednesday, January 13, 2009  
4 - 5 pm

marcisteirer   Featuring Marsi Steirer, Water Resources and Planning Deputy Director for the Water
   Department, Public Works, City of San Diego

   Responsible for delivering water for the second largest city in California, the city of San Diego’s Water Department
   serves approximately 1.3 million customers in a territory that spans 331 square miles. It is the largest of the San Diego
   County Water Authority’s 23 member agencies, providing water to four cities: San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach and
   Del Mar.