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Past · June 15, 2011

Managing California’s Water: Economy vs. Environment?

June 15, 2011 · 4:30 pm


Date: June 15, 2011
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location: PPIC Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA
Water in California has become a source of increasing conflict. Current policies are failing to meet demands for water supply reliability, water quality, and flood protection. Meanwhile, freshwater aquatic ecosystems are in sharp decline. Drawing on a recent PPIC report, Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation, this event will explore new approaches to balancing economic and environmental goals for sustainable water management.
4:30 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Welcome
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
5:05 p.m. Presentation
Ellen Hanak, senior fellow, PPIC
5:20 p.m. Response Panel
Moderator: Brian Gray, professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Grant Davis, general manager, Sonoma County Water Agency
Charles Gardiner, executive director, Delta Vision Foundation

Felicia Marcus, western director, Natural Resources Defense Council
5:45 p.m. Audience Q & A
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
This research is supported with funding from:


Water, Land & Air