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Past · December 8, 2009

California Water: Moving Beyond Myth

December 8, 2009 · 12:00 am


Date: December 8, 2009
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Gardenia Room
Sacramento, CA

Water has been a hot topic this fall, with all eyes focused on a legislative package to address California’s water woes. The solutions coming out of Sacramento represent progress, but they are only first steps on a long path toward sustainable water management. This half-day event, coinciding with the release of a new PPIC report, California Water Myths, brings together the authors and other noted water experts to assess how we can rebuild public policy discussions about water on myth-free foundations, to continue with needed reforms.

video icon Panel 1—Coping with Scarcity: Tools for Managing
Water in a Constrained Future
Moderator: Jay Lund, University of California, Davis
Ara Azhderian, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
Celeste Cantú, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Timothy Quinn, Association of California Water Agencies
video icon Panel 2—Reconciling Ecosystems: Realistic
Approaches for Enhancing the Environment

Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, University of California, Davis
Peter Moyle, University of California, Davis
Anthony Saracino, The Nature Conservancy
Anke Mueller-Solger, Interagency Ecological Program
video icon Panel 3—Structuring Reform: Legal and Institutional Options
Moderator: Brian Gray, University of California, Hastings
Cynthia Koehler, Environmental Defense Fund
Justice Ronald Robie, Court of Appeal, Third District
Barton "Buzz" Thompson, Stanford University


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