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Past · March 28, 2011

Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation

March 28, 2011 · 8:45 am


Date: March 28, 2011
Time: 8:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Registration begins 8:15)
Location: The Frontier Project, Technology Room
10435 Ashford Street
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Current water policies have not met diverse and growing demands for water supply reliability and quality, flood protection, or ecosystem health. The result is heightening conflict among competing parties. To move toward sustainable water management, California should consider a wide-ranging set of reforms. This half-day event, coinciding with the recent release of the PPIC report Managing California's Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation, brings together the authors and other noted water experts to discuss key elements of water policy reform.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no charge to attend.
For more information contact or 415-291-4400.

The event is co-sponsored by the Cucamonga Valley Water District, the Public Policy Institute of California, and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority.

8:15 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast Available
8:45 am
Kathy Tiegs, president, Cucamonga Valley Water District
Terry Catlin, chair, SAWPA and IEUA
9:00 am
Presentation - Managing California's Water: From Conflict to Reconcilitiation 
Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California
10:00 am
Reversing Declines in Native Species
Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, University of California, Davis
George Aguilar, board member, SAWPA and San Bernardino Valley MWD
Peter Moyle, University of California, Davis
Richard Zembal, natural resources director, Orange County Water District

10:45 am

11:00 pm
Promoting Cost-Effective Water Resource Management
Moderator: Brian Gray, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Michael Boccadoro, president, The Dolphin Group
Ron Sullivan, board member, SAWPA and Eastern Municipal Water District
Brian Thomas, managing director, Public Financial Management, Inc.

11:45 am
Reshaping Our Water Institutions
Moderator: Jay Lund, University of California, Davis
Celeste Cantú, general manager, SAWPA
John Rossi, general manager, Western Municipal Water District 

12:30 pm
Lunch and Informal Discussions

1:30 pm
Reports from Lunch Discussions
Jerry King, former chair, SAWPA
2:00 pm


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