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Water and the California Economy

June 5, 2012
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Date: June 5, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration begins 8:30)
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento, Magnolia Room
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA
How important is water to California’s economy? And how vulnerable is the state’s economy to weaknesses in the water system? At this half-day event—coinciding with the release of the new PPIC report Water and the California Economy—participants examined these questions and discuss priorities for water management.


9:00 am

Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California

9:45 am

Moderator: Jay Lund, University of California, Davis

Lucy Dunn, Orange County Business Council

Rex Hime, California Business Property Association

Xavier Irias, East Bay Municipal Utility District

John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency

11:00 am

Moderator: Richard Howitt, University of California, Davis

Thad Bettner, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District

Joan Maher, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Bill Phillimore, Paramount Farming Company

11:45 am

Moderator: David Houston, Citigroup Global Markets

Katrina Jessoe, University of California, Davis

Lester Snow, California Water Foundation

Tim Washburn, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

12:30 pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1:30 pm


S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

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