CA Policy Forum: Drought, Water and the Economy -- What We All Need to Know

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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We still have a drought! Water scarcity continues to affect the entire state of California, from agricultural regions to urban centers. This webinar for grantmakers and nonprofits will explore how the drought affects different communities, especially when it comes to water management, access to water or the impact of water scarcity on employment and the local economy.

Join Us To

  • Get an update about the current state of the California drought
  • Hear about the priorities for improving water management and water resiliency
  • Learn of the impact on communities across the state and particularly marginalized and poor communities
  • Find out what opportunities exist for nonprofits and philanthropy to improve resiliency, promote innovation and take action


  • Joya Banerjee, Program Officer, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Debbie Davis-Franco, Community and Rural Affairs Advisor & Local Drought Liaison, Governor's Office of Planning and Research
  • Alvar Escriva-Bou, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center
  • Laurel Firestone, Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder, & Attorney at Law, Community Water Center

Designed For

This program is free and open to current CalNonprofits, League of California Community Foundations (LCC), Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), San Diego Grantmakers (SDG), Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), and Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities members.

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