About the Program
California’s ecosystems are vital to the state’s water supply, agriculture, wildlife, and economy. Yet many of these ecosystems are in dire health, and climate change and accelerating biodiversity loss threaten to to further disrupt them. Large-scale ecosystem restoration is urgently needed; embracing smarter permitting can help. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion about how to accelerate the scale and pace of restoration work through smarter permitting.
This research and event are supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the funders of the PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellowship.
PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Letitia Grenier, 2020 PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and resilient landscapes program manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Letitia Grenier, 2020 PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and resilient landscapes program manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Heather Dyer, CEO/general manager, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Xavier Fernandez, planning manager, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Erika Lovejoy, program director, accelerating restoration, Sustainable Conservation
10:45 a.m. Audience Q&A
11:00 a.m. Adjourn