California’s historic five-year drought may be over, but water shortages remain — and may worsen in an era of climate change. What does ongoing uncertainty around water supplies mean for California farmers?
Last Wednesday, California’s water officials announced water allocations based on snow pack measurements, reviving concerns about the environment, urban vs. agricultural water needs, and the need to prepare for a future with a less reliable water supply.
Does water scarcity put our agricultural industry at risk? Can legislation help? We’ll discuss tonight at 7pm in the next installment of the City Visions ongoing series on sustainable food production. Joining me will be:
- Ellen Hanak, Director and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.
- Ashley Boren, Executive Director of Sustainable Conservation.
- Cannon Michael, President and CEO of Bowles Farming Company.
Bay Area residents can tune in on KALW 91.7 FM at 7pm, and anyone can livestream the show. Call or email with your questions for the panel!