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Is Peace Possible in the Delta Water Wars?

Jason Peltier of Westlands Water District, Dale Hoffman-Floerke of the State Department of Water Resources, Gilbert Cosio of MBK Engineers, Russell van Loben Sels of the Sacramento County Farm Bureau
  • Is Peace Possible in the Delta Water Wars?
  • 2013-02-06T12:00:00-08:00
  • 2013-02-06T13:30:00-08:00
  • Jason Peltier of Westlands Water District, Dale Hoffman-Floerke of the State Department of Water Resources, Gilbert Cosio of MBK Engineers, Russell van Loben Sels of the Sacramento County Farm Bureau
When
Feb 06, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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530-752-2635
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The conventional wisdom is that change in the Delta will come slowly, or not at all. Too much conflict. Too many stakeholders. Too many competing interests. All that litigation. But over the last year, a group of stakeholders in the Delta — representing a wide range of interests including agriculture, fisheries, environmental NGOs, local government, water agencies, levees, state and federal agencies — engaged in a novel process, the Delta Dialogues, in an attempt to come together. It wasn't a negotiation, but an intense, facilitated conversation — with real-time mapping of the dialogue — with the goal of coming to a shared understanding of the Delta's problems, and potential ways forward. They began these Delta Dialogues not trusting one another, but by the end, things had changed. Four dialogues participants – Jason Peltier of Westlands Water District, Dale Hoffman-Floerke of the State Department of Water Resources, Gilbert Cosio of MBK Engineers, and Russell van Loben Sels of the Sacramento County Farm Bureau -- visit the UC Center to discuss what happened and whether the dialogues point a way to peace and progress in the Delta wars. (Moderated by Joe Mathews, Zócalo Public Square)

Lunch will be provided.

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