January 27, 2017 • Santa Barbara

At this exclusive, invite-only conference, female water professionals will discuss the most pressing issues facing California’s water supplies.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP invites you to a California H20 Women conference.  This unique, women-only event will include a day-long conference, business meeting and cocktail reception. It will showcase leading women professionals, their work and contributions to advance the water industry. Speakers include top women water professionals, who will discuss relevant topics impacting the industry, including:

  • the future of imported water
  • the duty to invest in water infrastructure for future generations
  • implementation of sustainable groundwater management 
  • the role of communication in advancing water policy

Message from Conference Co-Chairs Stephanie Hastings and Amy Steinfeld

For several years now, we’ve been watching with great interest at the explosion of women throughout the ranks of the water industry, but especially in the most senior positions of water policy and business.  More than ever, an increasing number of powerful women are making waves in this historically male-dominated industry.

Thus, we believe that it is time to establish a formal opportunity for women leaders in the water industry to collaborate, coordinate, educate and support each other.  Our conference will bring together women leaders from diverse sectors of the California water industry.  Our concept – California H2O Women – will be the first (and we believe only) event of its kind, empowering women to change the way we manage California’s and the world’s most important resource.


Stephanie Hastings has played a leading role in several of California’s most complex and precedent-setting water matters.  With 20 years of specialized expertise in water law, Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the acquisition, maintenance, protection and management of water resources and water rights. Stephanie represents the interests of all water users, in both transactional and litigation matters. Her practice spans every aspect of California and national water law, including helping clients acquire, develop, monetize and protect water supply assets and infrastructure.


Amy Steinfeld’s unique practice focuses on the intersection of land use and water law, enabling her to advance and defend complex projects throughout the state. She has expertise in water rights permitting and due diligence, CEQA compliance, complex groundwater adjudications, water transfers, urban water management planning, water supply evaluations, Endangered Species Act compliance, and all other matters associated with the use, conveyance, development and management of surface and groundwater supplies and infrastructure.

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