Planning for Change - September 2019

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The Department of Water Resources will hold a Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Summit designed to inspire water management and climate change technical communities to work together to achieve water resilience for California. Decision makers will discuss prominent future climate change uncertainties and threats and the role of those risks in ongoing and future water management activities.


Registration is Open


Summit Agenda 

Time  Item  Speaker
9:30 AM Registration  
10:00 Innovation, Collaboration and Problem Solving in the Face of Climate Change Karla Nemeth, Department of Water Resources (DWR)
10:15 Welcome and Introductions Kristopher Tjernell, DWR
10:35 Panel Discussion - Addressing Climate Change: Key Policy and Institutional Challenges

Moderator: Armando Quintero, California Water Commission

Cindy Messer, DWR
Amanda Montgomery, State Water Resources Control Board
Susan Tatayon, Delta Stewardship Council
Clyde McDonald
Jeffery Arnold, US Army Corps of Engineers

12:00 PM Keynote Speaker Wade Crowfoot, Natural Resources Agency
12:30 Lunch  
1:30 Panel Discussion - Planning Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities: Adaptation and Economic Considerations

Moderator: Kate Gordon, Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Grant Davis, Sonoma County Water Agency
Diego J. Rodriguez, The World Bank
Robert Lempert, RAND Corporation
Brian Lockwood, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

2:45 Short Break  
3:00 Panel Discussion - Innovative Opportunities to Meet the Needs of Planners and Operators in Considering Water Uncertainties

Moderator: Kamyar Guivetchi, DWR

Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts
Patrick Reed, Cornell University
Marty Ralph, University of California San Diego
Alex Hall, University of California Los Angeles

4:15 Leveraging Innovation and Moving Forward Armando Qintero, Kate Gordon, Kamyar Guivetchi
4:45 Closing: Vision Moving Forward Kristopher Tjernell
5:00 Adjourn  
5:00-6:30 Summit Reception


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California Museum 1020 O St, Sacramento, CA, 95814