California Water Policy Conference
April 18 & 19, 2013
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport
Once again the California Water Policy Conference Planning Committee is anticipating a stimulating conference agenda that will take the leading water issues of the day head-on and bring all participants into the heart of the debate and problem-solving. The conference will feature speakers who have state and local perspectives as well as workshops on engaging topics.
Malcolm Margolin, Author, Publisher and Founder of Heyday Books
Not your usual water wonk. Malcolm Margolin is an author and founder of Heyday Books, an independent publisher that focuses on publishing books that celebrate and preserve knowledge of a California that might not otherwise be known. Mr. Margolin was recently awarded the Chairman's Commendation by the National Endowment for the Humanities for his extraordinary contributions to his community by telling the story of California's people and its resources with vision, commitment and passion. He is only the second American to receive this honor.
Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture
The California Water Policy is excited to announce that our opening keynote speaker will be Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture. Secretary Ross served more than thirteen years as President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, (CAWG). From 2001 to 2009 Secretary Ross served on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture where she initiated the California Ag Vision process that resulted in a proposed strategic plan for the future of the State's agriculture and food system. Secretary Ross also has on the ground agriculture experience as the owner of 800 acres of a family farm in Nebraska.
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Now in its 22nd year, the California Water Policy Conference is
the premier event in the State that brings together leaders from the
agricultural, urban water and environmental communities to discuss the
current policy issues impacting California’s water. Every year over 300
participants from around the State attend this conference to network
with their colleagues, listen to perspectives they may have not heard
before and learn about new programs and ideas.
The conference agenda is put together by a diverse planning committee that strives to identify the most current topics and best speakers to offer insight and debate with the goal being to educate, enlighten and inform our attendees. We hope you will join us at this year’s conference.
Please feel free to connect with us either by sending an email to info@CAwaterPolicy.org or talking with us at 858-272-6804.
Who Should Attend
- Officials and staff at all levels of government
- Water agency officials and staff
- Business, Agricultural and environmental leaders
- Academics and students
- Members of the public interested in California water policy