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Upcoming · September 30, 2021

Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event

September 30, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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ONLINE-ONLY EVENT

About the Program

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) will help the San Joaquin Valley address groundwater overdraft while also building its climate resilience. This will require hard work, not only by farmers—the largest groundwater users—but also by the valley’s urban water utilities. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion about how to ensure a smooth transition for the region’s residents.

This research and event are supported with funding from the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the California Homebuilding Foundation, California Water Service, and the Water Funder Initiative Water Campaign.

Agenda

11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Andrew Ayres, research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak, vice president and center director, Public Policy Institute of California
Raul Barraza, Jr., general manager, Arvin Community Services District
Paul Gosselin, deputy director, Department of Water Resources
Luke Serpa, city manager, City of Clovis

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Speakers

Andrew Ayres

Public Policy Institute of California

Raul Barraza, Jr.

Arvin Community Services District

Paul Gosselin

Department of Water Resources

Ellen Hanak

Public Policy Institute of California

Luke Serpa

City of Clovis

Contacts

Media Contact

Sarah Bardeen

Center Communications Manager

Event Contact
Disclaimer
About the PPIC Water Policy Center

Topics

Economy Health & Safety Net Water, Land & Air