On Friday, February 21, water industry thought leaders will gather to discuss how public and private investment will help California meet its present and future water challenges, including the state’s current drought state of emergency, at the Investing in California’s Water Seminar held in Century City, CA. The program is designed for the investment community, as well as public officials, interested in learning about the opportunities and pitfalls in water investments, a perspective that often receives little attention at traditional water conferences.
Among the many speakers, the conference will feature a presentation by Jeffrey Kightlinger of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Gerald H. Meral, PhD, with the Natural Heritage Institute, on “What’s Happening In The Delta and Why It Matters.”
Also joining the faculty are my colleagues, Eric Garner, conference chair, and Joseph Byrne, Chair of the California Water Commission and BB&K attorney, who will speak on “Future Supply Reliability – Finding Water For Your Project.” In addition, I will be part of a panel discussing “Is the State Water Board the Catalyst for Private Investment in Water Infrastructure Development?” We will ask the question if this is the start of the “P4” Revolution (Public-Public-Private Partnership).
More information on the conference can be found on The Seminar Group’s website. I hope you will join us.