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California Drought Panel - Inspiring Water Conservation

  • Mar 1, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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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

$25 standard

$30 at the door 

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  • Judy E.

    I managed to free-up my schedule to attend from 10-12, but didn't note that the early bird rate would jump up by now. Not sure I can swing it right now.

    February 27, 2014

  • Aradhana N.

    Can't seem to RSVP or pay for this event. Tried on several devices. Help!

    February 27, 2014

    • Pat C.

      Hi Aradhana! I am not at my desk right now, can I call you later to troubleshoot?

      February 27, 2014

  • Eva

    Sounds great! Is this a women only event? I was thinking of bringing my partner along so we could have a day in the south bay.

    February 20, 2014

    • Pat C.

      Everyone is invited! By no means our events are women only, please bring your partner and come enjoy the South Bay!

      February 20, 2014

  • Carol

    Will try to go. Involved in water price tier campaign in Palo Alto

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Judy E.

    So sorry I am already booked that day. Looks very interesting!

    February 18, 2014

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