Join us as we discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to business water resilience. 

 


April 13 I SAFER: Needs Assessment Results

In 2012, California’s Human Right to Water was passed, calling for safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water for all citizens. Then in 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a Human Right to Water Resolution, making the Human Right to Water a primary consideration and priority across its programs.

The Pacific Institute collaborated with the State Water Board and others to assess the gap between the estimated costs of potential solutions for these systems compared to the potential funding options available. The results of this assessment, along with the other Needs Assessment analyses, will be presented during this webinar.

Date: April 13, 2021 I 9:00AM PT
Language: English 
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April 29  | From Theory to Practice: How the Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions Method Aligns with Real-World Projects

This webinar is the second in a three-part series on nature-based solutions (NBS) for watersheds. The webinar series is part of the Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds project, being undertaken by the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Danone, and LimnoTech. This webinar will showcase how the method developed by the project team aligns with the outcomes and outputs from existing corporate NBS case studies across forest and wetland habitats.

Date: April 29, 2021 I 8:00AM-9:00AM PT
Language: English 
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May 5  | Meeting the Bay Area’s Water Demand

The population of the San Francisco Bay Area will grow significantly in the coming decades and it is imperative that we add more homes in order to accommodate. That growth comes with a cost, however: water use. The region is no stranger to drought conditions; will we have enough water to meet future demand? Where will it come from? What top-down policies must be implemented across the Bay Area to ensure that people and the environment will have the water they need to not just survive, but thrive? Hear from experts whose research answers these critical questions and offers the solutions necessary for a water resilient future that can accommodate all.

Speakers:

  • Laura Feinstein , SPUR
  • Anne Thebo, Pacific Institute
  • David Sedlak,  UC Berkeley; Bay Area One Water Network

Date: May 5, 2021 I 12:30PM – 1:30PM PT
Language: English 
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May 6  | Water-Wise Development for the Bay Area

Drought is a commonplace occurrence in California and we regularly see its effects — from lower water levels in our creeks and ponds to terrifying wildfires — first hand in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But the constant shadow of drought doesn’t need to stand in the way of building the housing we need. In fact, how we choose to build and develop now has lasting impacts on our ability to adequately provide water in the long term. SPUR’s forthcoming report, Water for a Growing Bay Area, spotlights best practices in water use from across the region. From Google’s reuse of water on its corporate campus to the planning of water-neutral developments in Santa Cruz County, each case study provides responsible and sustainable solutions that should be adopted across the Bay Area.

Speakers:

  • Anne Thebo, Pacific Institute
  • Laura Feinstein, SPUR
  • Drew Wenzel, Google
  • Shelley Flock, Soquel Creek Water District

Date: May 6, 2021 I 13:30PM – 1:30PM PT
Language: English 
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