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Past · February 24, 2011

Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation

February 24, 2011 · 12:00 am


Date: February 24, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento - Magnolia Room
Sacramento, CA
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 release of a new 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.


9:00 am

Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California

9:45 am

Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, University of California Davis
Bruce Herbold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX
Felicia Marcus, Natural Resources Defense Council
Peter Moyle, University of California, Davis

10:30 am

10:45 pm

Moderator: Jay Lund, University of California, Davis
Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Richard Howitt, University of California, Davis
Tim O'Halloran, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Terry Young, environmental consultant

11:30 am

Moderator: Brian Gray, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Martha Davis, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Richard Roos-Collins, Natural Heritage Institute
Lester Snow, former Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

12:15 pm
Lunch and Informal Discussions
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