2015 Llana Sherman Excellence Award for Local/Community Innovations: William Granger, City of Sacramento
William Granger received the 2015 Llana Sherman Excellence Award for Local/Community Innovations. William Granger has been developing and implementing local conservation programs for multiple communities for more than 14 years. William is currently the Water Conservation Administrator for Sacramento were he has expanded the City’s conservation efforts, helping Sacramento reduce its cumulative summer water consumption – from June through August – by 34.1% as compared to the summer of 2013. The City’s conservation target is 28%. What makes the reduction an outstanding achievement is the fact that the City is only partially metered. Most residents are unaware of how much water they actually use.
William is also a member of the statewide Independent Technical Panel charged with recommending new innovative demand management measures, technologies and approaches to water use efficiency beyond the 2020 horizon. He has promoted local adoption of efficiency practices through organized landscape and commercial seminars, and he has advanced conservation research through participation in the Department of Water Resources statewide graywater pilot study. William Granger is a dedicated, highly motivated advocate for water use efficiency, working to make local implementation of water use efficiency a way of life and an integral part of the communities in which he has worked.
2015 Mike Moynahan Excellence Award for Statewide/Institutionalized Innovations: Kent Frame, Department of Water Resource
Kent Frame received the 2015 Mike Moynahan Excellence Award for Statewide/Institutionalized innovations. Kent has been with the DWR Water Use and Efficiency Branch since 2001. As a dedicated, highly motivated public servant and advocate for water use efficiency, Kent has worked to make implementation of water use efficiency an integral part of California’s water policy. He is exceptionally focused and has been able to lead a diverse team in the extremely challenging environment of exceptional drought.
For more than 10 years, Kent has had a lead role in implementation of DWR’s California Irrigation Information Management System for urban conservation. In 2011 he was tapped to supervise the DWR teams implementing projects required by the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (Senate Bill X7-7). He played a key role in reaching out to stakeholders through the CII Task Force and was responsible for the preparation of its report to the Legislature in 2014. Kent has also acted as lead on implementation of Executive Order B 29-15 and the resulting statewide lawn and appliance rebate programs.