State and Local Experts to Talk Drought and Its Impact on Our Valley at Upcoming Forum

On Tuesday, March 28, CV Water Counts, in conjunction with UCR-Palm Desert and CVEP, will host Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley.

The program will feature individual expert updates followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley speakers and topics will include:

  • Erik Ekdahl of the California State Water Resources Control Board will provide an update on extending the emergency drought regulation and long-term conservation policies under consideration.
  •  Kathleen Tiegs of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) will discuss how water agencies across the state were impacted by the drought and regulations, and what agencies hope to see going forward.
  • Michelle Sneed of the U.S. Geological Survey will give an overview of the Coachella Valley’s aquifer characteristics, conditions and trends.
  • CV Water Counts will also make an announcement about a new program that will be available to community, business and civic leaders.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the UCR Palm Desert campus Auditorium, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.

There is no charge to attend.  Seating is limited.

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