March Luncheon: The RiverArc Project

March 27, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Doubletree Hotel
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

California faces growing demands on its water supply, including a recent record-setting drought, growing population, increased environmental regulations and climate change impacts. This creates a monumental challenge to water agencies as they plan for current and future water supplies.

In the Sacramento region, water managers realize they need solutions that diversify our region’s supplies, ensure water reliability and help the state’s water delivery system. The proposed RiverArc Project is our solution.

Most Sacramento-area water agencies rely solely on the American River as their single water source. In the early 2000s, water agencies explored the Sacramento River as an alternative source but stopped when the economy slowed in 2005. Today, the agencies are reviving this vision through the proposed RiverArc Project — a project that offers regional and statewide benefits. Using an existing water diversion facility, Sacramento-area water agencies will move surplus Sacramento River water inland. A new pipeline will carry this water to a new water treatment plant where it will be treated for residential and commercial use.

Our panel of industry experts includes:

  • Andy Fecko, Director of Strategic Affairs,
    Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

  • Brett Gray, General Manager, Natomas Central Mutual Water Company


This is a not-to-be-missed event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Andy Fecko
Director of Strategic Affairs for Placer County Water Agency

Andrew Fecko is the Director of Strategic Affairs for Placer County Water Agency. He has worked in the water and energy field for 20 years, with a particular interest in water rights and water and energy management issues. He has worked on Colorado River issues, Bay-Delta matters, and Sacramento and American River flow management negotiations from both the regulatory and utility perspectives. In his current role at PCWA, he manages the Agency’s strategic business partnerships and regulatory and government affairs. Andrew is a graduate of U.C. Davis and lives in the community of Foresthill, CA with his wife and two children.



Brett Gray
General Manager, Natomas Central Mutual Water Company

Mr. Brett Gray is currently the General Manager of the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company.  He began his career in Natomas as the Assistant General Manager, and has worked there for over 7 years. Mr. Gray previously worked for Madera Irrigation District as the Chief of Operations and Maintenance. Mr. Gray holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.


Sponsorships are still available! If you are interested please contact Lisa Thut, CPSM at and Tracy Jenkins at

Thank you to our sponsors!







 *SMPS allows cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the event by email. After that, the invoice becomes due and payable. No-shows will be billed. To cancel event registration, please email

Please note the walk-in rate is $70.


$500.00 Program Sponsor

$350.00 Supporting Sponsor

$55.00 Member Ticket
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$55.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$55.00 SMPS members - use your SMPS credits
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$55.00 SMPS Member - Non Sacramento Chapter
$45.00 Earlybird rate before March 16


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