Drought in Context: A Systems Approach to Weather Whiplash - Live Webinar
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We are in the midst of a mega drought, punctuated by one- and two-year wetter periods. This is the leading edge of the weather whiplash that climate change is bringing to California. While all attention is on drought and expanding water recycling, how can we also assure that our infrastructure investments will stand the test of much wetter wet periods? Expanding water recycling and achieving direct potable reuse is forcing more conversation between water supply and sanitation communities. What opportunities does that create to more thoughtfully meet the needs of humans and the ecosystems of which we are a part? Debbie will put drought in the larger weather whiplash context and will zoom out to watershed scale and system function to identify opportunities that may not be obvious when focused on urban water and wastewater management.
Water Solutions Network
Debbie Franco is Managing Director of the Water Solutions Network. The Network provides an intensive cohort-based learning experience designed to expand and diversify the community of water leaders crossing boundaries, connecting resources, and choosing bold action while collaboratively working toward equitable and sustainable land and water stewardship.
Before joining the Water Solutions Network, Debbie spent 10 years in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, ultimately serving as the Senior Advisor on Water and Rural Affairs. In that role, she was known for her commitment to collaboration across agencies, and between agencies and stakeholders. Debbie served on Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force as the Local Drought Liaison, focusing on local government and local agency assistance and household water supply shortages. She also served on the Forest Management Task Force that spanned the Brown and Newsom administrations, leading the Rural Economic Development Steering Committee/Wood Utilization Work Group. Debbie participated in and contributed to the development of California’s historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Debbie sits on the Board of Directors for the California Water Data Consortium and the Advisory Council for the Public Policy Institute of California’s Water Policy Center. She was the inaugural recipient of the Debbie Davis Graduate Student Award, a recognition named in her honor (maiden name) and still awarded by the UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students. She also received the Planning and Conservation League’s Environmental Justice Advocate of the Year Award in 2010. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Davis and a Master of Arts degree in Social Ecology from UC Irvine.
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