The Promise and Challenge of Safe, Clean Drinking Water for All Is Focus of Sept. 20 Summit Panel
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More than 260 California water suppliers — many of them small systems in disadvantaged communities — don’t meet safe drinking water standards. One solution to getting those communities clean water is as simple — and as complicated — as connecting them to a larger supplier nearby.
At the Foundation’s 35th annual Water Summit Sept. 20 in Sacramento, Camille Pannu, director of the Water Justice Clinic at UC Davis’ Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, will discuss the complexities of water system mergers and a program underway in the Central Valley that has facilitated more than a dozen such mergers.
Pannu will be among a panel of experts who will discuss the challenges to realizing California’s 2012 law recognizing the human right to safe, clean and affordable water. The panel, Making the Human Right to Water a Reality—Tools for Change, will feature discussions about the law’s implementation and the progress that’s been made toward fulfilling its promise.
Other panelists are Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources; Joaquin Esquivel, State Water Resources Control Board member; and Denise England, Tulare County’s water resources program director.
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Registration includes a gourmet lunch and a hosted wine reception along the Sacramento River. Please note: Foundation contributors of $100 or more receive a reduced rate. If you’re not a contributor, become one now and get the discount right away.