Symposium on Making Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water a Reality

By January 16, 2018News, News & Info, Public Policy


Making Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water a Reality

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Capitol Event Center at the MAY Building, 1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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Sponsorships available! Contact Michelle Smira Brattmiller for information: or (916) 479-3687

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Leaders from state government, local agencies and the non-profit sector will explore the challenges and potential solutions that can help make safe, clean, affordable and accessible water a reality in California.

Featuring Introductory Remarks By Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Panel Discussions

Identifying the Challenges

  • Darrin Polhemus – Deputy Director, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
  • Katie Porter – Staff Engineer, California Urban Water Agencies
  • Maria Herrera – Community Development
  • Specialist, Self-Help Enterprises and Member of the California Water Commission
  • Denise England – Water Policy Manager, County of Tulare (invited)

Exploring Potential Solutions

  • Max Gomberg – Water Conservation and Climate Change Manager, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Paul D Jones II – General Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Cindy Tuck – Deputy Executive Director for Government Relations, Association of California Water Agencies
  • Laurel Firestone – Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Community Water Center

Hosted by the Regional Water Authority

Questions? Contact Cecilia Partridge, Regional Water Authority, (916) 967-7692