The three year California drought has become front page news since Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in January. He is calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent, or mandatory rationing could be ordered. Several CA counties are set to run out of water in the next few months. The drought is also making wildfire danger unusually high.
Many say that this was coming and policies were not in place at the right time, while others are taking this as an opportunity to innovate and look for solutions.
As a consumer, how can we do our part with water conservation? Do we not water our lawns? shower every other day? buy more bottled water?
Come and ask all your questions to our panelist that will give you a honest perspective of what as consumers can we do to help.
We have a lineup of experts that we've invited to guide us through the topic. Including:
• Jeff Sheehan, Confidence Landscaping Inc.
Founded by Jeff in 1980 as a full-service landscape design/build company based in the Silicon Valley. Jeff is licensed in the State of California as both a Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor. Jeff has achieved 60 landscape industry awards for excellence in the field of landscape design & construction with specific honors focused on low water-use design and sustainable installations.
• Catherine Elvert, City of Palo Alto Utility Account Representative
Prior to working for the city of Palo Alto, Catherine managed water conservation programs for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the wholesale water supplier for Silicon Valley, and also for WaterWise Consulting, Inc., a private water consulting firm. She is currently hard at work on Palo Alto's own Urban Water Management Plan.
• Tom Bressan, Urban Farmer store, San Francisco
Tom frequently speaks about water conservation, new irrigation technologies and Grey water.
• Valerie Whitehill, Whitehill Landscape Inc
A powerhouse in the Landscape scene, Valerie has been a water conservation champion for over 2 decades.
$15 early bird - good though February 23
$30 at the door