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August 28, 2019: Droughts, Tunnels & Clean Water: A Conversation on California Water Policy

Please join the Sacramento Press Club on Aug. 28 for a conversation focused on the future of water in California.

Wade Crowfoot is California Secretary for Natural Resources, appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in January 2019.  As a member of the governor’s cabinet, he advises Gov. Newsom on natural resources and environmental issues. He oversees an agency of 19,000 employees charged with protecting and managing the state’s forests and natural land, rivers and waterways, coast and ocean, fish and wildlife, and energy development.

Jennifer Pierre is general manager of the State Water Contractors, overseeing implementing objectives and overall operations. Pierre manages coordination with the California Department of Water Resources regarding statewide water supply management, and the programs, policies and regulations affecting the State Water Project.

Jeffrey Kightlinger is general manager and chief executive officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a state-established cooperative that delivers water to 26 member agencies serving 19 million people in six counties.

Stuart Leavenworth, an editor at the Los Angeles Times, will moderate the panel. He is the Times’ California enterprise editor, and wrote extensively about water as a reporter and editorial page editor for The Sacramento Bee.

When: Aug. 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Building Trades Council, 1231 I Street, Sacramento
Price: $29/members, $40/non-members

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