August 11, 2015 ~ Catalyst California: A State Rebalances

The nation’s largest economy and most populous state crafts emergency responses in real time

Opening Remarks from August 11th

Closing Remarks from August 11th

Can modern society reshape its civic institutions, infrastructure, and practices to thrive in an era of water scarcity?

California’s four-year drought — and a fickle El Nino —  is a 21st-century test for the state’s 39 million residents, its economy, and its environment. The hottest, driest period in state history is forcing regulators, water managers, farmers, city officials, and ordinary people to take unprecedented measures to ensure an adequate water supply for all.

Our call on Tuesday, August 11th began a three-part exploration of the issues raised by California’s water crises and to place them in a global context.

August 11, 2015 recap

Discussion Leaders

Transcripts from August 11th