Session 1: Regulatory Climate

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:00am-11:30am CDT

Session Chair: Jim Goodrich, EPA

The current trends and future regulations that affect decisions for and against water reuse and conservation.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • James R. Brown, EPA- Trends in Water Reuse
  • Jon Freedman, GE Power and Water- Global Trends in Industrial Water Reuse
  • Julie Klumpyan, Valero- Texas Regulatory Direction for Water Conservation

James R. Brown

Mr. James R. (Jim) Brown serves as Associate Director of Strategic Planning in the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, TX. Jim’s EPA career spans more than 26 years where he has managed a variety of regulatory programs and initiatives. His current work focuses on climate change adaptation and the measurement and assessment of environmental performance in the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act programs.Read more

Jon Freedman

Freedman is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on water policies.  He has recently spoken on water issues at conferences in China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the United States.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the WateReuse Association, and chairs its National Legislative Committee.  In that capacity, Freedman helps set the Association’s legislative agenda and leads visits with government officials to advocate for greater water reuse.

Freedman joined GE more than 11 years ago as a Business Development Leader with GE Energy, where he was responsible for...Read more

Julie Klumpyan

Julie Klumpyan is the Director of Government Affairs and is responsible for managing legislative issues for the Mid-continent states including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico for Valero Energy Corporation, one of the largest refiners in North America and one of the nation's largest retail operators.  Previously she was responsible for the legislative and regulatory activities at the federal, state and local levels including managing the PAC for Ultramar Diamond Shamrock. 

Julie has an extensive background in tax.  She was responsible for federal and state income...Read more