Sep 11 2013

California Water Issues Discussed by UC Berkeley Expert

– Public Program Presented by Piedmont League of Women Voters –

Dr. Michael Hanemann, professor of environmental and resource economics at Arizona State University and UC Berkeley, will discuss California water issues  at a Piedmont League of Women Voters event on Monday, September 23, beginning at 7 pm, at 40 Highland Ave., Piedmont.

An economist who specializes in the economics of water and the environment, Dr. Hanemann will focus on agricultural uses of water in California and problems with the current system of water pricing and allocations.  He will discuss the history of agricultural water policy in California, the issues of changing supply and demand, the impacts of climate change on water use, and proposals for keeping water supplies viable in the future.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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