Responding to Drought: New Solutions for Sustainable Cities


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Date/Time
Date(s) - Jul 18, 2014
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location
West Sacramento Community Center

According to Andy Lipkis, “Sustainability is not a far-off unattainable goal; it’s a practical way to solve more than one problem at once”….including the immediate issue of extreme drought.  Los Angeles has been dealing with water shortages a lot longer than Sacramento. Come learn about the innovative solutions TreePeople has spearheaded with local governments  to adapt neighborhoods  for drought as well as flooding. Discuss with Jay Lund the economic benefits and resources for implementing new, alternative solutions.  Is this drought the wake-up call for Northern California to change embedded traditions in residential and commercial real estate design? Is there the political will and community buy-in to embrace real change? With Debbie Davis, hear how the state is working with cities and counties to deal with the drought at a local level, and how the upcoming General Plan Guidelines encourage sustainable water use. Join us for a lively presentation and discussion!

Presenters:  Andy Lipkis, LA TreePeople; Jay Lund,Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis; Debbie Davis, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

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