StimULI Breakfast: The California Drought – H2 Uh Oh!
California’s water supply is seriously dwindling. The first three months of 2013 were the driest on record and reservoirs in Northern California, which supply the majority of water for Southern California, are at frighteningly low levels. And it isn’t expected to get any better soon. Studies also show that Southern California’s other major source of water, the Colorado River, will not be able to keep up with the additional demand as a result of drought, population growth and climate change. And while commercial real estate accounts for approximately 12 percent of water use, it does not diminish the fact that there is a need for smarter, more efficient use of water in the built environment.
The March ULI StimULI breakfast will delve deeply into the availability of water in California. Among the issues to be addressed by our panel of experts include:
- What, if anything, has been done to prepare for the drought and insure Southern California has sufficient water in the future?;
- What regulatory/legislative requirements and/or mandates lie ahead? and;
- How does California adapt to a hotter/dryer future?
- Matthew Kahn, Professor of the Environment/UCLA
- Brandon Goshi, Manager of Water Policy and Strategy, Metropolitan Water District
- Tracy Rafter, CEO/Los Angeles County Business Federation
- Richard Restuccia, Director of Water Management Solutions/ValleyCrest Companies
- Eric Garner, Managing Partner and Water Rights Attorney; Best, Best & Krieger
- Private $45 (Non-member $60)
- Gov/Nonprofit $35 (Non-member $50)
- Young Leader (under 35) $35 (Non-member $50)
- Student $25 (Non-member $35)
Please note that registration prices increase $10 after March 17. To register, click “Register Online” below or here to download a registration form. Parking is not included; we suggest parking at the Century City Shopping Center. It is $1.00 per hour for the first 3 hours and then $1.00 every 15 minutes for hours 3 to 5.