Building Bay Area Drought Resilience
About the Program
The recent drought was a stress test for Bay Area cities. It revealed good preparation by local water agencies but also tensions between the state and local utilities brought on by state-mandated conservation. Join a panel of regional leaders for a discussion about building cooperative solutions to improve drought resilience in the Bay Area. We’ll discuss the Bay Area’s role in regional water management and innovation, and in addressing ecosystem needs.
Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center
12:40 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED Public Radio
Alexander Coate, general manager, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Peter Drekmeier, policy director, Tuolumne River Trust
Ken Jenkins, director of drought management and conservation, California Water Service
Steven Ritchie, assistant general manager of water enterprise, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
1:30 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Refreshments