September 16, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Bay Area Council

Bay Area Impact: Are We Prepared for an Extreme Drought?

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Reservoir levels are down and temperatures are up all across California. As of today, 88% of California is experiencing extreme drought conditions, up from just 3% one year ago. What is the region's risk of suffering a catastrophic water shortage? How prepared are the Bay Area's water systems for the potential for even more dry years ahead? How is the region planning to expand drought-proof water resources like desalination and wastewater recycling? Join the Bay Area Council and Venable LLP for a webinar discussion on Thursday, September 16 from 11am - 12pm PT with representatives from the Bay Area's three largest water utilities, who together serve over 5.6 million residents, to find out how the region's water supply is holding up during the current drought emergency.

Speakers include:

  • Aaron Baker, Chief Water Utility Enterprises, Valley Water
  • Steve Ritchie, Assistant General Manager, Water Enterprise, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Mike Tognolini, Director of Water and Natural Resources, East Bay Municipal Utilities District


  • Adrian Covert, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council
  • William Sloan, Partner, Venable LLP