August 18-19, 2015

Shilo Hotel and Keefer’s Island Conference Center, Idaho Falls, ID

The 2015 IES on the “water-energy nexus” will focus on the Intermountain region’s role in developing what Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls “a focused and well-coordinated public-private approach to the energy-water nexus issues (that) can promote economic growth and lead to new breakthrough technologies in water and energy resiliency.”
“It is time for a more integrated approach to address the challenges and opportunities of the water-energy nexus.” — U.S. Dept. of Energy

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Featured and keynote speakers:

cw16-jonathan-weisgall-2415434 Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Mike Simpson mug Rep. Mike Simpson, Chairman House Appropriations Subcommittee on Water and Energy.
McGinn small mug Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations and Environment
Lek_Kadeli EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Lek Kadeli 
Lynn Orr Dr. Lynn Orr, DOE Undersecretary for Science and Energy
Kotek mug John Kotek, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, DOE 
Svinicki mug NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki
James Hill mug James K. Hill, Canadian Consul General-Seattle
Bill-Ritter--new-photo Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado, founder and director the the Center for New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
Hochschild mugCalifornia Energy Commissioner David Hochschild
Moller-Greg Dr. Greg Möller, University of Idaho
Ogsbury Western Governors Association Director James Ogsbury
Greg-Delwiche Greg Delwiche, Deputy Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
Risch, Jim-012109-18420- 0009 U.S. Sen. James Risch
Crapo U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo
Brad Little Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little
Additional speakers include:
Dr. Suzanne van Drunick, National Director, EPA Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program
Dr. Richard Boardman, INL
Dr. Jack McIver, UI VP Research
Mike Hagood, INL/CAES
Dr. Steve Aumeier, INL/CAES
Dr. Ron Faibish, Senior Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E).
Dr. John Tracy, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. Bill Gern, UW VP Research
Private sector/Sources:
Mike McGough, NuScale
Dennis Gilles, U.S. Geothermal
Wayne Heili, Uranium Producers Association
Pam Barrow, Director, Energy, Environmental & Sustainability, Northwest Food Processors Association
Don Sturtevant, Corporate Director of Energy, Simplot
Dan Kirschner, Northwest Gas Association
Public policy:
Dr. Laura Nelson, Director Utah Office of Energy Development
Byron Woertz, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
David Manning, Director Stakeholder and Community Relations, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Britt Ide, Ide Law & Strategy

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