Featured Speakers


We are very excited to announce some of this years speakers....

Wade Crowfoot California Secretary for Natural Resources

We are very excited that Wade Crowfoot will be our opening keynote speaker on Thursday, April 2, 2020.  Appointed by Governor Newsom in January 2019, Secretary Crowfoot is responsible for 100 million acres of California’s land, hundreds of rivers, and over a thousand miles of coastline.  His specific priorities are climate resilience, biodiversity and access for all.  We look forward to Secretary Crowfoot discussing how the State’s Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative will address the challenges to California’s water quality and supply.

Faith Kearns  Scientist, California Institute for Water Resources

Our Friday morning keynote speaker will be Faith Kearns.  Dr. Kearns is a scientist with the California Institute for Water Resources where she writes about water, wildfire, climate change, and people. Her interests lie at the intersection of science communication, community engagement, and relationship building, particularly as these topics relate to the environment and water resources.  Her work has been published in New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and others. She is currently writing a book about science communication on emotional and contentious issues. She is also shares her insights on Twitter @frkearns

Frances Malamud-Roam,  and B. Lynn Ingram  Authors

This year our luncheon speakers on Thursday, April 2 will be Frances Malamud-Roam and B. Lynn Ingram, authors of The West Without Water - What Past Floods, Droughts and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow.  This book documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources.  Both authors will be available to sign books after their presentation.