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Online: Building a Water-Resilient California, Session 3

11/19/20, 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


Priorities for a water-resilient California

Priorities to improve the system’s ability to weather future disruptions.

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Ellen Hanak
, vice president and center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak
Joaquin Esquivel, chair, State Water Board
Congressman Jared Huffman, chair, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, US House of Representatives
Karla Nemeth, director, California Department of Water Resources

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Public Policy Institute of CA