|When:||View in Calendar » March 7, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Where:||UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall, Room 315A, Berkeley, CA, USA|
|Tags:||Climate Region 2 Resource Management Water|
In much of the world, water has become a source of increasing conflict. Current policies are failing to meet the economy’s demands for water supply reliability, water quality, and flood protection; meanwhile, freshwater aquatic ecosystems are in sharp decline despite several decades of well-intentioned, but insufficient and poorly coordinated policies designed to protect them. Climate warming is expected to increase these challenges in the coming decades. California – a growing economy with a highly variable climate and a large agricultural sector – is at the forefront of many of these conflicts. Drawing on a new book by an interdisciplinary team of experts, co-author Ellen Hanak will explore new approaches to managing water in an era of increasing scarcity and competing demands.
Speaker: Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of CA
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