Speaking Event: Water Underfoot

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Contact
info@commonwealthclub.org
415 597 6700

Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of California
Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
Barton Thompson, Jr., Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School

The historic drought is driving farmers and communities to suck more water out of the ground. That can lead to salt water leaking into aquifers and the creation of sinkholes. California manages and monitors its groundwater much more loosely than other Western states. The new fracking law and other measures are gradually changing that, but the Golden State still needs to improve how it handles a precious economic resource. Will the drought finally drive California to improve the way it uses the water under our feet? Join us for an update on keeping the water flowing in dry times.

Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)