January 25, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Environmental and Natural Resources

Bay Area Impact: Accelerating New California Water Storage Projects

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Record-breaking storms have dropped enough water on California to cover the entire state in about eight inches of water. But very little of it was captured or stored, a missed opportunity as more prolonged droughts intensify with climate change. In this latest installment of the Bay Area Council’s Bay Area Impact webinar series presented by Venable LLP, we hear from leading water experts on the status of new water storage projects, why it’s taking so long and how we can speed them up, and what more can be done to increase the state’s storage capacity.


 Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council


Adrian Covert, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council


William Sloan, Partner, Venable LLP

Ellen Hanak, Executive Director, Water Policy Center, Public Policy Institute of California

Jerry Brown, Executive Director, Sites Reservoir