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Past · April 27, 2015

The New Reality: Addressing California’s Water Challenge

April 27, 2015 · 12:00 am

USC Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0185

About the Program

Join Governor Schwarzenegger, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and the PPIC Water Policy Center for an informative forum to explore how California is coping with the current drought and how we meet the challenge of managing this resource in the future.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.


California's Drought: The Big Picture
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Policy Center

Meeting the Challenge - Today
Moderator: Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Vito Chiesa, supervisor, Stanislaus County and president, California State Association of Counties

Marcie Edwards, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control Board

Tim Quinn, executive director, Association of California Water Agencies

Meeting the Challenge - Tomorrow - Part 1
Moderator: Valerie Zavala, vice president of news and public affairs, KCET and anchor, SoCal Connected

Juliet Christian-Smith, California climate scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Daniel Curtin, director, California Conference of Carpenters and boardmember, California Water Commission

James Famliglietti, senior water scientist, JPL, professor, University of California, Irvine

Dan Sumner – Director, University of California Agricultural Issues Center, UC Davis

Meeting the Challenge - Tomorrow - Part 2
Introduction: Daniel Mazmanian, academic director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Moderator: Bonnie Reiss, global director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Susan Kennedy, ceo, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th governor of California

Lester Snow, executive director, California Water Foundation

Kevin Starr, professor of history, University of Southern California


Water, Land & Air