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Past · September 23, 2021

Improving California’s Water Market

Virtual Event

September 23, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

As California works to bring its groundwater basins into balance under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water banking and trading are important tools to help manage the transition—but aging infrastructure and complex regulations are limiting expansion. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion on how to improve California’s water markets while protecting communities from harm.

This research and event are supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Water Foundation, and the Water Funder Initiative Water Campaign.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Ellen Hanak, vice president and center director, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Andrew Ayres, research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
Stephanie Anagnoson, director of water and natural resources, Madera County
Thaddeus L. Bettner, general manager, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
Kathy Cortner, general manager, Mojave Water Agency

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Stephanie Anagnoson

Madera County

Andrew Ayres

Public Policy Institute of California

Thaddeus L. Bettner

Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District

Kathy Cortner

Mojave Water Agency

Ellen Hanak

Public Policy Institute of California

About the PPIC Water Policy Center


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