Linda Strean
Media Contact
(415) 291-4412
 
Lori Pottinger
Water Center Contact
(415) 291-4428
 
Kellie Longo
Government Affairs Contact
(916) 440-1137
 
KELLY HOLT
Events Contact
(415) 291-4498
Event
Meeting Water Challenges on the Central Coast
Date: August 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 5:45)
7:30 p.m. Reception/Refreshments
Location: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

PUBLICATION
California's Water

Topic
Climate Change/Energy
Water

OTHER WORK BY
Mark Baldassare
Ellen Hanak

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The ongoing drought has put a spotlight on the challenges of managing water scarcity on the Central Coast. Join California American Water and the Public Policy Institute of California for an evening forum exploring the region's unique challenges and local strategies for meeting water demands of cities, farms, and the environment. The program features a panel of national, state, and local leaders who will discuss how to address current and future water issues.

AGENDA
6:00 p.m. Welcome
Rob MacLean, president, California American Water

6:05 p.m. Opening Remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

6:10 p.m. Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Paul Rogers, environment writer, San Jose Mercury News, and managing editor, KQED Science Unit

Sam Farr, member, United States House of Representatives

Andrew Fisher, hydrogeologist, University of California, Santa Cruz

Norm Groot, executive director, Monterey County Farm Bureau

Monica Hunter, member, board of trustees, Planning and Conservation League Foundation

7:10 p.m. Audience Q&A

7:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
Jason Burnett, mayor, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea


CO-HOSTS
California American Water

Public Policy Institute of California

SPONSOR
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation


EVENT VIDEO
QUICK TAKES: EVENT SPEAKERS
Jason Burnett, Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea US Representative Sam Farr
Andrew Fisher, Professor, Hydrogeology, University of California, Santa Cruz Norm Groot, Executive director, Monterey County Farm Bureau
Ellen Hanak, Director of the PPIC Water Policy Center Monica Hunter, Board member, Planning and Conservation League Foundation
Paul Rogers, Environment writer, San Jose Mercury News and managing editor, KQED Science Unit
Water Policy Center Contacts
Lori Pottinger
Media Contact
(415) 291-4428
pottinger@ppic.org

Hannah Noonan
Events Contact
(415) 291-4458
noonan@ppic.org