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Past · February 2, 2021

Building Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships

Virtual Event

February 2, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

California’s urban and agricultural regions face different but equally daunting water challenges. Partnerships can help build a more secure water future for cities and farms, bring environmental benefits, and improve resilience across California’s water system.

Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion on how to build partnerships to develop and manage water supplies for broad benefit.

This research and event are supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, a consortium of San Joaquin Valley farmers, and the Water Funder Initiative.

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.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Alvar Escriva-Bou, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Robert Wilkinson, adjunct professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
Emmy Cattani, vice president, Cattani Farming and Ranching
Deven Upadhyay, assistant general manager and chief operating officer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Joe Yun, executive officer, California Water Commission

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


San Joaquin Valley Water, Land & Air