01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
15 September 2020

Water Conservation & Sustainability - Large Water Infrastructure

David L. Johnson is the Deputy General Manager of Engineering and Operations for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. He has been with the agency since 2004. Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and has more than 20 years of management experience in chemical manufacturing, water treatment and water quality. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Nevada’s Water Start and participates on other boards and committees, including the Silver State Energy Association.

This session presents on Sustainability, Water Conservation and Large Water Infrastructure. The session will cover the ongoing water conservation in Southern Nevada and the SNWA’s construction of the Third Intake and Low Lake Level Pumping Station to address falling water levels in Lake Mead during the worst drought in its history. You will learn of the insights and results of past success, the tools and resources being implemented to support achievement of water conservation goals, construction of large infrastructure projects to maintain access to primary water supplies, and the steps residents and businesses are being asked to take throughout the region to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Southern Nevada.


  • Sajjad Ahmad, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Technical Program Co-Chair


  • Dave Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District / Southern Nevada Water Authority