Can California’s Water Ever Be Sustainable?

Thursday Feb 5, 2015 7:30 PM This is a past program

Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave.

With a growing population, ongoing drought, and the increasing impact of climate change, California has no choice but to better manage its limited water resources. We’ve seen the consequences of mismanagement through a degrading delta ecosystem, overdraft of groundwater basins statewide, and numerous farms without water allocations. Clearly we cannot continue in this vein. Mark Gold, acting director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, moderates a panel with Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control Board; Ellen Hanak, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; and Debra Man, Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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