As the focal point for water distribution throughout the state, the sustainability of California’s water resources depends on the environmental stability of the Delta. However, 50-year old, man-made dirt levees are all that protect the region’s vital imported water supply from earthquake damage, salt-water intrusion, rising sea levels, storms and floods. After nearly a decade of review, planning, and analysis, the California WaterFix was selected as the best long-term plan for the Delta. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) has stepped up to fund the majority share of the WaterFix, but with a collection of new legislators in Sacramento, a new administration, and a few more regulatory hurdles left to clear, the forecast for the tunnels remains cloudy.
Join us on Thursday, February 21, for a very special Water Policy Forum & Dinner, the first of our 2019 Speaker Series. We will begin in the North, as renowned Delta expert, Curt Schmutte will look at the instability of the Delta and what’s at risk if investments are not made. Kathy Cole, the longtime State Legislative Representative, for Metropolitan, will discuss the new administration’s water agenda and what recent appointments mean for future regulations.
Reserved tables are available!