Conference Agenda

California Water Policy 24

March 19-20, 2015

The Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College



 Thursday, March 19


9:00 am

Conference Welcome

  Douglas Wallace - Conference Chair, Environmental Affairs Officer, East Bay MUD

9:15 am

Opening Plenary
  Water and the West: Changing Climates
Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow of Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, Brookings Mountain West, Former General ++Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Breakout Sessions
  Market-Based Approaches to Water Management
  Science and Policy: Speaking the Same Language?
  Atmospheric Rivers and Reservoirs: The Solution to California’s Drought?
  Sustainable Groundwater Management: What the Hell Just Happened?
12:15 pm Lunch Presentation
  How to Write the Story of Water
  Mas Masumoto, Author, Epitaph for a Peach,Columnist for the Fresno Bee and Contributor to the Sacramento Bee
2:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  Potable Reuse: Are You Gonna Drink That?
  A Tale of Two Deltas: The Colorado River Basin and the San Francisco Bay-Delta
  Farm Strategies in Today’s Global Market and Drought
  Prop 1: Down Payment or Subsistence Funding?
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm A Conversation with...
  Barry Nelson, Principal, Western Water Strategies, former Senior Policy Analyst, NRDC
William Phillimore, Executive Vice President, Paramount Farms International
5:15 pm Adjourn for the Day


 Friday, March 20


8:15 am


8:30 am The Colorado River: A Turbulent Past, What’s Around the Bend?
  Colorado Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr.
9:15 am Break
9:30 am Breakout Sessions
  Weed and Water: The Green Rush
  Water Marketing: What Have We Learned?
  Drought Ground Zero
  The Salton Sea: Haven’t They Solved This By Now?
11:00 am Break
11:15 am A New Player? California Business and Water Policy
  Moderator: Paula Kehoe, San Francisco PUC
Ron Gastelum, Chair of the Energy, Water and Environmental Council, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Robert Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable
Jerry Sanders, CEO, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Kish Rajan, Director, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
12:15 pm Adjourn

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