OVERVIEW:  The Western States Water Council (WSWC) is sponsoring a workshop on technology transfer for water management in the western United States with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Western Water Applications Office on August 7-9, 2019 in Irvine, California.

NASA provides data and information to assist state, local and federal water agencies in responding to complex problems through its Earth observations, tools and scientific expertise.  Water managers recognize the value of NASA’s capabilities for decision support, but it has been challenging to use the data operationally.  Similarly, other federal and state agencies face challenges related to transitioning research projects to improve operations and management.

This workshop will bring together NASA scientists with partners from federal and state agencies that have experience with technology transfer to identify best practices to streamline the process and communicate the need to actively plan for an effective transition.

1.  Build agency partnerships and a network of experts to facilitate the application and transition of technology from NASA to water resources management for decision support;
2.  Discover and document best practices for successful application transition; and
3.  Identify current barriers to technology transfer and establish pathways to overcome those barriers.

AGENDA:   Agenda NASA-WWAO WSWC Technology Transfer Workshop


REGISTRATION — Please follow the two step instructions.  Make sure to click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form to ensure your registration.

Step 1 of 2Registration is required for all meeting attendees.   The fee associated with meeting attendance is $200 per person, which covers meeting materials, refreshments, and lunch.

Step 2 of 2:  PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Payment may be made online via credit card through our merchant account with PayPal, using the “Add to Cart” button button.   You may also pay via check, purchase order, or ACH electronic transfer.  ACH routing number:  124002971 / Federal Tax ID:  93-0551574

Venue/Guest Room Accommodations:
The workshop is being held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton – Irvine, Orange County Airport located at 2120 Main Street, Irvine, CA  92614.  A group room block is held in the name of the Western States Water Council (WSWC).  The hotel offers complimentary shuttle transportation to/from the Orange County Airport.

The special group guest room rate is $180 per night for August 7-8, 2019.   These rates will also be honored 2 days prior and 2 days after the contracted dates based on room and rate availability.  The rate includes a complimentary “Cooked to Order” breakfast buffet and an evening reception.

Reservations Method:   Reservations must be made directly with the Hotel through their Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=KOLCAES&spec_plan=CESWSC&arrival=20190807&departure=20190809&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT.  Special contracted group guest room rates are $180 per night for the nights of August 7-8, 2019.

Cut-Off DateJuly 25, 2019.  After this cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.