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December 2015 – Panel: What Would a Fifth Year of Drought Mean for California?

December 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

California is poised to enter its fifth consecutive year of drought. While a powerful El Niño is expected to bring above average precipitation to the state and some modest drought relief, even a stormy winter won’t end the drought. In January, Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for drought conditions. What does all of this mean for the future of our urban water policies, farming, and California’s ecosystems?

Join the Women’s Environmental Network for a panel on the causes, policy implications, and possible responses to California’s ongoing drought, including what a fifth year of drought would mean for the state. Panelists will also discuss how they got into their respective positions in water resource policy, research, and management.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
6:00 pm: networking, beer/wine (21+ with ID), and appetizers
6:30-7:45 pm: panel discussion
7:45-8:30 pm: networking, beer/wine (21+ with ID), and appetizers
Where: Dolan Law Firm, 1438 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (walking map from Civic Center BART)
Cost: Student (with ID): $15 + service fee
General Admission: $20 + service fee
At The Door: $25 (cash only, exact change required)
RSVP: For more information and to purchase tickets, click here! (Bike parking is available – please bring your bike inside.)


Our panelists include:
Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford’s Water in the West program
Caitrin Chappelle, Associate Director at the PPIC Water Policy Center
Juliet Christian-Smith, Climate Scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists
Jamie Ormond, Advisor to CPUC Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval

Thank you to the Dolan Law firm for their generous support for this event!


December 9, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm