[CSSD] Reminder: Register for next Tuesday's Lewis Seminar: Celeste Cantu

Rick Burnham Rick.Burnham at ucr.edu
Thu Apr 12 13:49:19 PDT 2012

CSSD Newsletter
      April 2012 
      Randall Lewis Seminar Series - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
      One Water One Watershed: The Sustainable Approach
      Nearly every California resident understands that the state moves in and out of drought on a regular basis. Additional challenges of climate change, fiscal crisis, energy costs and conflict further stress the system. 

      But what many residents don’t know is that with careful planning and water resource management, a secure and sustainable water supply is at hand, says Celeste Cantú, General Manager of the Santa Ana Watershed Authority (SAWPA) and April 17th speaker at the Randall Lewis Seminar Series. The seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room B, UCR Extension Building, 1200 University Ave., Riverside. 

      “Every water consumer has an important role to play in making our water supply secure and sustainable. We live in the Santa Ana River Watershed, and this is home to many of the most innovative water practices,” she said. 

      Ms. Cantú will discuss the Watershed’s integrated regional water management plan – known as “One Water One Watershed” (OWOW), and describe the efforts by the region’s stakeholders in managing all aspects of the region’s water resources. 

      About the speaker 

      As General Manager of the SAWPA, Celeste Cantú has been working on the Crest to Coast, Corner to Corner Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plan - known as One Water One Watershed (OWOW) - that addresses all water-related issues, joins all entities, and hundreds of stakeholders seeking to create a new vision of sustainability for the Santa Ana River Watershed. 

      Ms. Cantú previously served as the Executive Director for the California State Water Resources Control Board. During the Clinton Administration, she served as the USDA Rural Development State Director for California. She also served as Planning Director for the city of Calexico and later as Executive Director for the Imperial Valley Housing Authority. 

      She has a Bachelor's degree from Yale in Urban Planning and Policy and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. 

      Seminar: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012

      Conf. Rm. B, UCR Extension Bldg., 1200 University Ave., Riverside (See MAP)

      The seminars are free of charge. 

      If you plan to attend, registration is required at:

      or contact Judy Swineford, 951-827-7945

      About Randall Lewis 

      Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies. 

      He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives. He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders. 

      Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. 

      Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education. 

      He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Randall has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. 

      He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. 
      Center for Sustainable Suburban Development
      University of California, Riverside 
      B101 Highlander Hall Riverside, CA 92521
      Phone: 951.827.4103

      Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research 

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