PPIC Logo Independent, objective, nonpartisan research
Past · September 10, 2018

Managing Drought in a Changing Climate

September 10, 2018 · 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC 500 Washington Street,
ground floor San Francisco, CA 94111

About the Program

Managing water—whether too much or too little—is at the forefront of climate change adaptation in California. Droughts bring major social, economic, and environmental impacts, and will continue to shape water management and policies into the future. New research from PPIC melds lessons learned from the recent drought with climate change simulations to review California’s capacity to adapt and prepare for greater extremes and growing water scarcity. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and a panel of experts for a discussion on reforms needed to improve resilience and galvanize action to prepare for future droughts.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Co-hosted by members of the PPIC Water Policy Center Advisory Council.


4:45 p.m. Registration begins

5:00 p.m. Reception

6:00 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, Public Policy Institute of California
Celeste Cantú, CEO, Water Education for Latino Leaders

6:05 p.m. Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

6:25 p.m. Panel discussion
Moderator: Greg Dalton, founder and host, Climate One
Maria Herrera, manager, Self-Help Enterprises
Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control Board
Cannon Michael, president, Bowles Farming Company
Tim Ramirez, board member, Central Valley Flood Protection Board

7:25 p.m. Wrap-up
Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

7:30 p.m. Adjourn


Media Contact

Sarah Bardeen

Center Communications Manager

Event Contact


Water, Land & Air