About the Program
The recent drought was a stress test for California’s urban areas. It revealed good preparation by water agencies but also tensions between the state and local utilities brought on by state-mandated water conservation. Join PPIC Water Policy Center researchers and a panel of experts for a discussion about evolving state and local roles in managing urban water supply during drought, and lessons to help us better prepare for droughts of the future.
This research was supported with funding from the California Water Service, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available
12:00 p.m. Welcome
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center
12:05 p.m. Presentation - Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs
David Mitchell, principal, M.Cubed
12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak
Wade Crowfoot, CEO, Water Foundation
Thomas Esqueda, public utilities director, City of Fresno
Rosemary Menard, water director, City of Santa Cruz
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn