Brown Bag: Implementing California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act & Other Innovative Water Solutions
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.)
Speaker: Grant Davis, General Manager, Sonoma County Water Agency
*Please note special time for this Brown Bag
The Sonoma County Water Agency, located in California about forty miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, supplies drinking water to 600,000 residents in Sonoma and Marin Counties and provides wastewater and flood control services. The Agency, known nationally as a leader in water and wastewater resource management, has received White House recognition for several successful collaborations and partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies.
General Manager Grant Davis will describe innovative strategies that have leveraged financial investments and delivered more sustainable and reliable water management. Specific examples include, multiple-jurisdiction water reuse, improved Atmospheric River prediction, and Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations. Mr. Davis will also describe implementation of California’s new groundwater law, new initiatives that reduce energy used in water treatment and delivery, partnering with academia, and using science-based approaches to better prepare for the future.
CCASS Seminar: Transformational Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation & Water Sustainability in the Colorado River Basin
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: ENR2 Bldg. Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, Rm. S107 (1064 E. Lowell St .)
Speaker: Dave White, Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University
Drawing from use-inspired sustainability science and decision making under uncertainty, this talk will address the overarching question: Given environmental and societal uncertainties, how can cities dependent on the Colorado River Basin develop transformational solutions to implement water sustainability transitions? Managing transitions toward urban water sustainability will require innovative approaches to water governance that are anticipatory, adaptable, just, and evidence-supported.