Time8:30AM5:30PM PST Location1 University Drive, Orange, CA, 92866
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Chapman University Water Abundance Conference

When: Thursday, Sept. 15, 8:30AM – 5:30PM PT
Where: Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866


● [Moderator] Steven Greenhut, Resident Senior Fellow and Western Region Director, State Affairs, R Street Institute
Lisa Ohlund, Fmr. General Manager, East Orange County Water District
Dr. Tom Piechota, Professor, Fowler School of Engineering and Schmid College of Science and Technology
Paul Cook, Chapman University Board of Governors and General Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District

Join us for this full-day conference with experts from industry, business, and academia to speak on the nuts and bolts of California’s water shortages and the significant and real impact water issues have on our communities. Speakers will uniquely unpack this important local issue affecting Orange County and surrounding communities leading to a stronger understanding of the complexities, barriers and potential solutions to this important hot public policy issue.

Lawns are shrinking as our ability to care for lawns and landscape declines due to water shortages, which are literally going down the toilet. Desalinization will likely increase and will be expensive to operate and the price of water will increase to unsustainable levels causing more and more Californians to consider moving to more affordable (and sane) states with better policies and practices. Water is probably the hottest and least understood issue affecting Californians now more than ever.

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