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Past · June 4, 2015

Drought and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

June 4, 2015 · 11:59 pm

California State University, Fresno
Alice Peters Auditorium in the University Business Center
5245 North Backer Avenue (closest parking lot is P6)
Fresno, CA 93740

About the Program

The ongoing drought has put a spotlight on the challenges of managing water scarcity in the San Joaquin Valley. The California Water Institute at Fresno State and the Public Policy Institute of California invite you to an event that explores how the region is coping with the current crisis and preparing for implementation of the 2014 groundwater legislation. The event features a presentation by Ellen Hanak, director of PPIC’s Water Policy Center, and a panel of local leaders who will discuss key water issues facing the region.


6:00 p.m. Welcome
Lynnette Zelezny, provost and vice president of academic affairs, Fresno State

6:10 p.m. Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mark Grossi, environment reporter, Fresno Bee

David Orth, general manager, Kings River Conservation District

Sue Ruiz, community development specialist, Self-Help Enterprises

Luke Serpa, director of public utilities, City of Clovis

7:10 p.m. Audience Q&A

7:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
David Zoldoske, director, California Water Institute at Fresno State

California Water Institute

Public Policy Institute of California

The California Endowment

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation


Water, Land & Air