California's Drought and Water Policy

Shasta Lake is 100 feet below its normal levels January 23, 2014

Shasta Lake at 100 feet below its normal levels is shown behind Shasta Dam, January 2014

Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters


September 30, 2015


6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

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California has implemented numerous policy changes to cope with a record-breaking, four-year drought. A panel of experts will discuss what government agencies can do to better manage water resources, what methods are most effective at encouraging citizens to use water wisely, and how leaders can better plan for future climate crises. Preserving agricultural jobs, protecting the environment, and improving infrastructure are among the issues that will be addressed.

David Groves

Codirector of the RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center and Senior Policy Researcher at RAND

Paul Wenger

President of the California Farm Bureau Federation

Tim Quinn

Executive Director of the Association of California Water Agencies

Paula Daniels

Founder of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and Member of the California Water Commission

Molly Peterson (Moderator)

Environment Correspondent at Southern California Public Radio

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