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Past · July 18, 2017

Building Bay Area Drought Resilience

July 18, 2017 · 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC George P. Shultz Forum 500 Washington Street, ground floor San Francisco, CA 94111

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.

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


11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch

12:00 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

12:15 p.m. One-on-one Conversation
Ellen Hanak
John Marchand, mayor, City of Livermore

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


Water, Land & Air