Reinventing Water

Anna M. Michalak, Carnegie Institution for Science
Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, Pro Publica
Tamin Pechet, CEO, Banyan Water; Chairman, Imagine H2O
David Sedlak, Professor of Mineral Engineering and Co-director of Berkeley Water Center, UC Berkeley

The drought in the American west is making people painfully aware of the food-water-energy nexus. Will this crisis finally drive fundamental change in the understanding and use of water? Stories from the Central Valley and insights from academia.

In the second half of the program, we will discuss how the drought is changing the way money flows in California’s water system. Investors see opportunity in scarcity and advocate for more active water markets. What are the urban and rural changes the state needs to make to slake the thirst of a growing population and economy? What is the future of water in California?

Climate One Connect: Audience members are invited to engage in breakout group conversations led by the speakers for 20 minutes following the program. We hope you’ll take part in this unique opportunity to delve deeper into solutions for sustainable living!

July 21, 2015