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Past · August 18, 2015

Meeting Water Challenges on the Central Coast

August 18, 2015 · 12:00 am

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

About the Program

The ongoing drought has put a spotlight on the challenges of managing water scarcity on the Central Coast. Join California American Water and the Public Policy Institute of California for an evening forum exploring the region’s unique challenges and local strategies for meeting water demands of cities, farms, and the environment. The program features a panel of national, state, and local leaders who will discuss how to address current and future water issues.


6:00 p.m. Welcome
Rob MacLean, president, California American Water

6:05 p.m. Opening Remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

6:10 p.m. Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Paul Rogers, environment writer, San Jose Mercury News, and managing editor, KQED Science Unit

Sam Farr, member, United States House of Representatives

Andrew Fisher, hydrogeologist, University of California, Santa Cruz

Norm Groot, executive director, Monterey County Farm Bureau

Monica Hunter, member, board of trustees, Planning and Conservation League Foundation

7:10 p.m. Audience Q&A

7:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
Jason Burnett, mayor, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

California American Water

Public Policy Institute of California

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation


Water, Land & Air