Thursday February 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST
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Third Floor Ballroom, Sacramento Masonic Temple 
1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Kathy Brown 
Capitol Weekly 

Capitol Weekly and & UC Center


A Conference on WATER 

Water: Farmers need it, environmentalists protect it, Southern California wants it and Northern California has it. With a population of nearly 39 million, the demand for water is unprecedented in a state that has experienced disputes over water virtually since its inception. 

On February 20, 2014, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host A Conference on Water, a day-long program looking at the future of water in California. It marks the 10th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center. 

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                                                                                                                                    Check in, coffee

9 a.m. - 9: 15 a.m.                                                                                                                       Welcoming remarks, Tim Foster, Open California                                                                             David Lesher, Open California

 9:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                         Panel 1: Fiscal Impacts                                                                                                             Moderator: Anthony York, LA Times                                                                                                     Joe Caves, Conservation Strategies Group, Roger Patterson, Metropolitan Water District of Southern   California, Ara Azhderian, San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, John Woodling, Regional Water Authority

 10:45 am. - 11:55 a.m.                                                                                                                         Panel 2: The Delta                                                                                                                       Moderator: Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio                                                                             Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta , Felicia Marcus,  chair, State Water Resources Control   Board, Jerry Meral, Natural Heritage, Marguerite Patil, Contra Costa Water District , State Sen. Lois   Wolk, D-Davis

Luncheon: Noon                                                                                                                             Keynote: Phil Isenberg, Vice Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council                                     Introduced by A. G. Block, UC Center, Sacramento

12:55 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.                                                                                                                             Panel 3: North vs. South                                                                                                               Moderator: Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee                                                                                         Chris Austin, Maven’s Notebook , Thad Bettner, Glenn Colusa Irrigation District, Assembly GOP           Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, Timothy           Quinn, Association of California Water Agencies

2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m                                                                                                                             Panel 4: Stakeholders                                                                                                               Moderator: Greg Lucas, Capitol Weekly                                                                                             State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto , Jim Earp, Alliance for Jobs, Ron Stork, Friends of the               River, Jeff Volberg, California Waterfowl Association

The Conference on Water will be held at 1123 J Street, three blocks from the state capitol. This event will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.

Space is limited.  Registrations are $199.

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at 916 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net or Michelle Matheson at 916 669 9372 or michelle@aim-point.com

For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at 916 444 7665 or kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net.

For questions about content, please contact John Howard at 916 444-7665 or john.howard@capitolweekly.net.

Sponsors include The California Endowment, the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Channel, Capital Public Radio, California Alliance For Jobs, The Gualco Group, The Water Education Foundation, California Resource Strategies, Association of California Water Agencies, California Center for Civic Participation, The Water Quality Association and Nossaman LLP.