Event Details

Water Politics

Time: October 13, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Street: 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd
City/Town: Lafayette
Website or Map: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/w…
Phone: 415-597-6705
Event Type: panel, discussion
Organized By: Climate One @ The Commonwealth Club
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2014

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Event Description

John Coleman, President, Association of California Water Agencies; Board Member, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Anthony Rendon, California Assemblyman (D-Lakewood); Chair, State Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee
Frank Bigelow, California Assemblyman (R-O’Neals); Vice Chair, State Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee (Invited)

How long will the California drought last? By studying tree rings and lake sediments, scientists have found that droughts were once typical in California and have been known to last for decades. This raises the question: Is this the beginning of a new normal?

To help adapt to this new, arid normal, the state legislature surprised everyone by approving an $8 billion water bond that will appear before voters on the November ballot. Join water legislators from both sides of the aisle for a discussion of the drought, the election and the future of water in our parched state.

Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $22 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

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