About the Program
The San Joaquin Valley is in a time of great change and growing water stress. New cooperative approaches are needed to bring groundwater basins into balance, provide safe drinking water, and manage water and land to benefit people and nature. State and federal officials and PPIC experts will discuss key issues and solutions to some of the valley’s looming challenges.
The research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the TomKat Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Water Foundation.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sarge Green, project director, Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State
Wade Crowfoot, secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Thomas Hedt, state resource conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service‒California
Karen Ross, secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
1:15 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn