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California Desert Air Working Group

Looking ahead to CDAWG 2021

In light of the months of preparation and work that go in to holding a successful conference, combined with the current climate and uncertain future of social gatherings due to COVID-19, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is postponing its annual California Desert Air Working Group Conference (CDAWG) to 2021.

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While we were very much looking forward to putting on the conference this year, returning to the crowd favorite Pala Resort and Casino, we believe moving the conference to 2021 will allow us to put on the best event we can for our speakers and attendees. It will remain at the Pala Resort and Casino and we are doing our best to line up our same keynote speakers and even ad some other industry heavyweights.

“This conference is dear to my heart. I attended for many years prior to coming to MDAQMD and organizing the event,” said Brad Poiriez, Executive Director/APCO of the District. “Ultimately, our attendees deserve for this event to be done right, and the pandemic has made that impossible.”

There will obviously be much to talk about after the pandemic ends, especially the effects that the quarantine had on air quality. We hope that it will be one of our best conferences to date. For more information continue to check our CDAWG page and follow us on social media.

Most important is CDAWG’s cause. The conference is a fundraiser for our partners at the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC), a non-profit organization that educates our local teachers and students on environmental issues. Make no mistake that this conference will be back and better than ever. Can’t wait to see you all in 2021.

Stay up-to-date on CDAWG and other MDAQMD news here!


The California Desert Air Working Group (CDAWG) has become one of California's most popular air quality conferences.

CDAWG provides a dynamic forum for exchange of information and training on timely, relevant air quality and regulatory issues facing today's environmental manager.  Whether you're an environmental professional or simply interested in quality professional development, CDAWG has something for everyone.

CDAWG conferences are designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about timely, relevant air quality and regulatory issues.

2019 CDAWG Logo - v1

2019 Presentations

Regulatory Updates:

Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
Clark County Department of Air Quality
Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District
Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
South Coast Air Quality Management District

*KEYNOTE - DAY 1* Update on CARB Activities — Speaker: Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Regional Haze and Visibility Protection — Speaker: Tina Suarez-Murias, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board

Efforts in Ozone Planning — Speaker: Dr. Philip M. Fine, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Officer, Planning, Rule Development & Area Sources, South Coast AQMD

Implementation of the 2015 Ozone Standard: Implications for Western States — Speaker: Julia Lester, Principal, Ramboll

On the Path to Zero: From CNG to Zero Emissions — Speaker: Dustin Strandberg, Senior Fleet Analyst, Victor Valley Transit Authority

California's Emissions Market Update — Speaker: Jackie Ferlita, President, Emissions Desk, Air Quality Consultants

*KEYNOTE - DAY 2* Update on EPA Region IX — Speaker: Matt Lakin, Deputy Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX

Methane Reduction programs: A SoCalGas perspective — Speaker: Charles Humphrey, Environmental Services Team Lead, Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Utilities

 

2018

2018 Presentations | 2018 Review


2018 Presentations

Regulatory Updates:

Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Bureau of Land Management
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
Clark County Department of Air Quality
Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District
Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
South Coast Air Quality Management District

Real Estate & Cannabis — Speaker: Jason Lamoreaux, President, Coldwell Banker Commercial Inland

*KEYNOTE* Update on CARB Activities — Speaker: Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

The Latest from U.S. EPA Region 9 — Speaker: Amy Zimpfer, Associate Air Division Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cannabis Regulations & Changes (link to cannabis regulations database) — Speaker: Brooke Staggs, Reporter, Orange County Register

Legislative Update — Speaker: Bruce Magnani, Legislative Advocate, Houston, Magnani & Associates

California's Cap-and-Trade Program: Market Update and a Review of Post-2020 Amendments — Speaker: Jaclyn Ferlita, President, Emissions Desk, Air Quality Consultants

Fleet Conversion: Diesel to CNG — Speaker: Danny Susdorf, Engineer, CalPortland Company

RECLAIM: A Revolutionary  Approach — Speaker: Dr. Laki Tisopulos, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy Executive Officer, Office of Engineering & Permitting, South Coast Air Quality Management District

 

 

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