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PPIC Events

Our events feature viewpoints across the political spectrum, promoting constructive, thoughtful, and respectful dialogue on the issues that matter most to California.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 23
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Virtual Event

Improving California’s Water Market

Upcoming September 23, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As California works to bring its groundwater basins into balance under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water banking and trading are important tools to help manage the transition—but aging infrastructure and complex regulations are limiting expansion. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion on how to improve California’s water markets while protecting communities from harm.

Sep 30
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Virtual Event

Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

Upcoming September 30, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) will help the San Joaquin Valley address groundwater overdraft while also building its climate resilience. This will require hard work, not only by farmers—the largest groundwater users—but also by the valley’s urban water utilities. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion about how to ensure a smooth transition for the region’s residents.

Past Events

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · September 2, 2021

California’s 2021 Recall Election

Virtual Event · August 26, 2021

Improving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce

Virtual Event · August 18, 2021

Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · August 10, 2021

Reopening K–12 Schools: A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond

Virtual Event · July 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Virtual Event · June 24, 2021

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Virtual Event · June 16, 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · June 11, 2021

Reopening California: A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly

Virtual Event · May 26, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · May 19, 2021

Preparing for the Next Wildfire Season

Virtual Event · May 6, 2021

Is California Ready for Drought?

Virtual Event · April 29, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Virtual Event · April 20, 2021

Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Virtual Event · April 14, 2021

Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 8, 2021

A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · April 6, 2021

A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Virtual Event · April 1, 2021

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 25, 2021

Women and the Pandemic Economy

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 23, 2021

Vaccinating California

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · March 4, 2021

Reopening California’s Schools

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 26, 2021

A Conversation with California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

Sutton Family Speaker Series — Virtual Event · February 18, 2021

A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake

Virtual Event · February 11, 2021

The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · February 4, 2021

A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Virtual Event · February 2, 2021

Building Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · January 26, 2021

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · December 10, 2020

A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos

Virtual Event · December 8, 2020

Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

Virtual Event · November 20, 2020

A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

Three-Day Virtual Conference · November 12, 2020

Building a Water-Resilient California

Virtual Event · September 29, 2020

Increasing Community College Transfers: Progress and Barriers

Virtual Event · July 1, 2020

Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California

Virtual Event · May 21, 2020

A Review of San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plans

February 21, 2020

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future · February 3, 2020

Countdown to Census 2020

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future · January 29, 2020

A Conversation with Governor Gavin Newsom

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future · January 16, 2020

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future · December 12, 2019

A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

December 5, 2019

A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

November 20, 2019

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

November 15, 2019

2020 Census: Counting the Central Valley

November 5, 2019

Preparing California’s Water System for Climate Extremes

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future · October 25, 2019

Improving Educational Opportunity in California

October 15, 2019

Poverty and Opportunity in California

September 19, 2019

Key Factors in Arrest Trends and Differences in California’s Counties

Sutton Family Speaker Series · September 17, 2019

2020 Election Preview

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future · August 15, 2019

A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

June 27, 2019

Career Pathways and Economic Mobility at California’s Community Colleges

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future · March 25, 2019

Preparing California for Census 2020

2019 Speaker Series on California’s Future · March 18, 2019

A Conversation with San Francisco Mayor London Breed