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Past · November 5, 2019

Preparing California’s Water System for Climate Extremes

November 5, 2019 · 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Camellia/Gardenia rooms,
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s climate is changing. Warmer temperatures, a shrinking snowpack, shorter and more intense wet seasons, more volatile precipitation, and rising seas are stressing water management in the Golden State. Leaders across the state are working to respond to the challenges these climate pressures bring, and the Newsom administration is developing a water resilience portfolio to address these issues in a comprehensive way. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and a diverse group of state and local experts for a thought-provoking discussion about preparing California’s water system for climate extremes

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration begins and breakfast available

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director and senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

9:20 a.m. Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Droughts
Moderator: Van Butsic, assistant cooperative extension specialist, University of California, Berkeley
Andy Fecko, director of strategic affairs, Placer County Water Agency
Joone Lopez, general manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
Tim Ramirez, member, Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Michael Thompson, assistant general manager, Sonoma Water

10:20 a.m. Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps
Moderator: Jelena Jezdimirovic, research associate, PPIC Water Policy Center
Stephanie Anagnoson, director, Madera County Water and Natural Resources Department
Jan Coppinger, administrator, Lake County Special Districts
Jonathan Nelson, policy director, Community Water Center
Darrin Polhemus, deputy director, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Board

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Panel 3: Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio
Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
Louise Bedsworth, executive director, Strategic Growth Council
Wade Crowfoot, secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Karen Ross, secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

12:30 p.m. Adjourn and Informal Networking Lunch

Event Photos

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Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

Photo of Panel 3: Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio

Panel 3: Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio

Photo of Panel 3: Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio

Panel 3: Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio

Photo of Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Photo of Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Photo of Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Panel 2: Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

Photo of Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

Photo of Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

Panel 1: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

Welcome and Presentation: Ellen Hanak

Welcome and Presentation: Ellen Hanak

Event Videos

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Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought

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Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps

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Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio

Contacts

Media Contact

Sarah Bardeen

Center Communications Manager

Event Contact

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Topics

Drought Floods Forests and Fires Freshwater Ecosystems San Joaquin Valley Water Supply Water, Land & Air