Improving California’s Water Accounting
About the Program
Accounting for water availability and use is crucial for effective and sustainable water resource management—especially in a time of growing water scarcity. How can California improve the way it gathers, organizes, and uses essential water information? Join PPIC Water Policy Center researchers and a panel of experts for a discussion about how to modernize California’s accounting system. We’ll review findings from a new PPIC report that highlights best practices from western states, Australia, and Spain.
This research was supported with funding from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Water Foundation, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund.
11:45 a.m. Registration
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Alvar Escriva-Bou, research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak
Lance Eckhart, director of basin management and resource planning, Mojave Water Agency
Maurice Hall, associate vice president of water, Environmental Defense Fund
Tom Howard, executive director, State Water Resources Control Board
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn