Metropolitan Water District to Convene First-Ever Water Summit Wednesday, Nov. 10

“20 x 2020: Building the Momentum” Water Summit to concentrate on efforts to meet statewide water conservation target by the year 2020

--()--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

WHAT:     Up to 500 people are expected to participate in a one-day summit that will bring together federal and state legislators and regulators, water industry experts, municipal planners, environmentalists, climatologists and other experts.
Convened by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the event will address the extensive work being done throughout the state to help ensure water supply reliability through the year 2035.
 
WHEN:

Wednesday, Nov. 10, starting with opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m., panel discussions to begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m.

 
WHERE: Historic Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown Los Angeles, immediately adjoining Metropolitan’s headquarters (Los Angeles County Thomas Brothers Guide Page 634, G-3)
 
PARTICIPANTS:

Metropolitan board Chairman Timothy F. Brick; Art Baggett, State Water Resources Control Board; Gloria Gray, Delta Stewardship Council and MWD board member; Richard Atwater, Southern California Water Committee; Jay Ziegler, The Nature Conservancy; Dr. Mark Bernstein, University of Southern California; Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation; Lorraine White, California Energy Commission; Debra C. Man, Metropolitan; and Walt Wadlow, Alameda County Water District.

 

BACKGROUND:

Summit panel discussions include “The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Resolving a Crisis,” “Water & Energy: The Critical Nexus” and “The Integrated Resources Plan: Roadmap for Water Supply Reliability through 2035." Participants also will be offered the opportunity to sign posters pledging to be more aware of their water consumption at home and at work.

 

For more information on the summit, visit mwdh2o.com.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

Contacts

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bob Muir, (213) 217-6930
(213) 324-5213, mobile

Contacts

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bob Muir, (213) 217-6930
(213) 324-5213, mobile