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Event
Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley
Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Clovis Veterans Memorial District
808 4th Street, Liberty Ballroom
Clovis, CA

Topics
Climate Change/Energy
Water

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The latest drought has put a spotlight on the challenges of managing water scarcity in the San Joaquin Valley. The PPIC Water Policy Center and the California Water Institute at Fresno State will hold a free, half-day public event featuring panels of local leaders and experts to discuss key water issues facing the region. We'll review the findings from a new PPIC report that highlights options for addressing challenges facing farms, communities, and ecosystems, while taking into account new opportunities for management under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the TomKat Foundation, and the
US Environmental Protection Agency.

Please register by February 28. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

AGENDA
8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:10 a.m. Presentation: Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

9:35 a.m. Panel 1: Balancing the Valley's Water Supplies and Demands
Moderator: Ellen Hanak


Eric Averett, general manager, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District

Michael Frantz, board member, Turlock Irrigation District

Stuart Woolf, president and CEO, Woolf Farming and Processing

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Panel 2: Improving the Quality of the Valley's Water, Air, and Habitat
Moderator: Thomas Harter, professor & Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair, University of California, Davis


Chuck Ahlem, dairy farmer and co-founder, Hilmar Cheese Company

Maria Herrera, community development manager, Self-Help Enterprises

Karl Longley, chair, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

Michelle Selmon, climate change specialist, California Department of Water Resources

11:45 a.m. Lunch buffet

12:15 p.m. Panel 3: Recognizing the Changes and Crafting Solutions for the Future
Moderator
: Sarge Green, water management specialist, California Water Institute at Fresno State


Emmy Cattani, member, Cattani Farms

Randy Fiorini, chair, Delta Stewardship Council

Dave Orth, principal, New Current Water and Land, LLC

Ashley Swearengin, CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation


1:25 p.m. Closing remarks


1:30 p.m. Adjourn


CO-HOSTS
California Water Institute at Fresno State

PPIC Water Policy Center

EVENT SPONSORS
Blue Diamond Growers

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