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Online: Building a Water-Resilient California, Session 2

11/17/20, 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


Collaborative approaches to foster groundwater sustainability

A look at collaborative approaches that can make it easier to enact the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act while protecting vulnerable communities and ecosystems.

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey Mount
Eric Averett, general manager, Rosedale‒Rio Bravo Water District
Paul Gosselin, director, Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation
Angela Islas, community development specialist, Self-Help Enterprises
Sandi Matsumoto, director, California Water Program, The Nature Conservancy

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Public Policy Institute of CA