Heberger Discusses Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Water Sustainability
On October 3, Pacific Institute Research Associate Matthew Heberger participated in a panel discussion at University of California, Berkeley, sponsored by UrbanVision, an India-based think tank. The panel discussion –“Climate Adaptation Plans in California and Learning for Developing World Cities”– will be broadcast later in India. On October 10, Heberger is participating in a climate change workshop at Chabot Science Center in Oakland. The workshop, organized by NOAA, is an advanced course in the local impacts of climate change for citizen activists. On October 27, Heberger will give a lecture on water and sustainability at the 37th Sustainable Earth Forum, sponsored by the Environmental Forum of Marin. It is an annual 18-week educational opportunity for adults, focusing on sustainability, ecology, human impacts on the environment, resource management, and citizen-based community action.
Laguna Reach Restoration Project to Get Vote
On October 28, the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program’s steering committee will meet in Laughlin, Nevada to vote on the Laguna Reach restoration project, which the Pacific Institute has been instrumental in developing.
Cooley Presents on Climate Change and Drought
On October 13, Senior Research Associate Heather Cooley will participate on a panel discussing climate change at the National Association of Water Companies’ National Drinking Water Symposium in Orlando, Florida. On October 17 at the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s annual conference in King’s Beach, Calif., Cooley will discuss aspects of drought.
Gleick Addresses National, International Communities on Water Issues
This past month, Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick gave a keynote address on water and business risks at a CLSA Hong Kong meeting. He also addressed the Rabobank Agricultural Board Meeting in Georgia and gave a lecture on the global water crisis at the University of Norte Dame.
Cohen Discusses Potential for Conservation and Efficiency to Augment Municipal Water Supplies
On September 17, Senior Research Associate Michael Cohen participated on the “Augmentation” panel at the Water Education Foundation’s biennial Colorado River Symposium in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he discussed the tremendous potential to augment existing municipal supplies by increasing conservation and efficiency measures.
Upcoming Event: Water and Energy Workshop in Portland, Oregon
Join Heather Cooley on October 26 as she participates in a half-day workshop in Portland, Oregon on the links between water, energy, and climate change. Hosted by the Rivers Network, the half-day workshop, Saving Water, Saving Energy, will cover the intersections between water, energy, and climate change with an emphasis on how grassroots watershed groups can work with utilities and policy makers to apply water-oriented approaches that help communities both minimize and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Interested in attending the workshop or more information? Click here.