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Online: Building a Water-Resilient California, Session 1

11/12/20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2020, California’s water landscape experienced major disruptions from the pandemic, economic downturn, ongoing drought, and wildfires. Water issues that were high priorities pre-pandemic are now competing with many urgent priorities. Yet these disruptions also bring opportunities to reduce the water system’s vulnerability to economic shocks and other surprises.

Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for three sessions exploring ways to boost resilience to multiple stressors while supporting economic recovery and workforce development.

Please register in advance for one or all of the sessions.


November 12, Session 1: Funding water systems while ensuring affordability and equity

November 17, Session 2: Collaborative approaches to foster groundwater sustainability

November 19, Session 3: Priorities for a water-resilient California


Funding water systems while ensuring affordability and equity

How do we develop more sustainable and reliable funding sources for the water sector while also ensuring safe and affordable drinking water for all?

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Caitrin Chappelle, associate center director and senior research associate,
PPIC Water Policy Center

11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caitrin Chappelle
Gloria Gray, board chair, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Greg Pierce, associate director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Kathryn Sorensen, former director, Phoenix Water Services

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Public Policy Institute of CA