What does a sustainable and equitable water future in California look like?
The ongoing drought throughout the western United States is causing many of us to reconsider the current approach to water as a commodity and ask just that question.
Join us on November 30th for a conversation about the current status of the drought, an introduction to water rights in California, and discussion about a reimagined sustainable water future might look like!
This teach-in will discuss how freshwater is distributed in California, who makes decisions about water, and introduce key concepts in water rights law. We will look at how the ongoing drought has altered how we view and manage water, and how these changes affect our day to day lives. Throughout this discussion we will also explore whether different water users are equitably engaged in the decision-making about this commonly shared resource.
Come out to the Impact HUB Oakland to think more deeply about the future of our water commons!
About the Presenter
This discussion will be facilitated by Chelsea Tu, Staff Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, a national non-profit organization that uses science, law and creative media, to protect the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. Chelsea has experience in toxics as well as California water and land-use policy and law. Chelsea received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law with a focus on environmental law and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the Center she interned at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel and the Environmental Law Institute and worked as a research assistant at Blue Earth Consultants LLC. Chelsea is based in Oakland, CA.
$5-15 Donation Requested
If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to [email protected]! No one turned away for lack of funds!
Oakland, CA 94612
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