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Past · May 6, 2021

Is California Ready for Drought?

Virtual Event

May 6, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

Drought isn’t an equal opportunity crisis—some sectors and communities are more affected than others. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion about how to reduce its impacts to the most vulnerable sectors.

This research and event are supported with funding from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) program and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

We invite you to explore the following related resources:
California’s Latest Drought in 4 Charts (PPIC Blog)
Anticipating and Addressing the Impacts of the Drought (PPIC Blog)
Droughts in California (PPIC fact sheet)

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Alvar Escriva-Bou, research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak, senior fellow and director, PPIC Water Policy Center
Grant Davis, general manager, Sonoma Water
Laurel Firestone, board member, State Water Board
Josué Medellín-Azuara, associate professor, University of California, Merced

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Drought Economy Water, Land & Air