Water, Water, Everywhere Will There Be a Drop to Drink?

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Date(s) - Friday, January 12
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort


Water quantity and quality issues affect every area of our lives, whether for drinking, cooking, and bathing, agricultural irrigation, or industrial use — and it’s among the most significant of the social and ecological justice issues we face as a civilization.

Water, Water, Everywhere Will There Be a Drop to Drink will feature a panel of water issue experts, government decision-makers, and some of the marginalized, whose voices are not often heard in such discussions. The panelists include:

* Das Williams, Santa Barbara County First District Supervisor, who will both moderate and present
* Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senator
* Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director of 5 Gyres, an NGO that focuses on the effects of plastics and other pollutants on the five seas
* Carolee Krieger, President and Executive Director of C-WIN, the California Water Network, an NGO that has documented the problems (and filed lawsuits) associated with the importation and distribution of water under the California State Water Project
* Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
* Dennis German, a Fielding PhD student doing his dissertation on how the local Goleta Water District’s policies affect small-scale agriculture.