Amidst one of the worst droughts in state history, elected officials from throughout the South Bay gather to discuss potential solutions to ongoing water crisis
What: Event focused on creating a collaborative, regional framework to empower local communities to combat the unrelenting drought
When: Saturday, May 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Who: Elected officials from throughout Santa Clara County
Background: As California continues to suffer one of the worst droughts in its history, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is convening one of the first regional water summits in the state focused on providing local governments and agencies tools to combat the ongoing water crisis.
The summit will bring together elected officials from around the region to develop a framework to encourage collaboration and uniformity in the ways in which local cities and public agencies regulate water use in their respective jurisdictions. More importantly, the summit will outline a number of tools with which local municipalities can combat the ongoing water crisis, including ways to encourage greater conservation and use of recycled water.
Water district officials are hopeful the summit will spark change at the local level in the ways in which local cities and agencies view their responsibilities to combat the ongoing water crisis, as years of dry conditions, below average rainfall and Sierra Nevada snowpack totals have created emergency conditions that necessitate action at all levels of government.
Visual: Elected officials breaking out into small working groups to discuss and develop solutions. One-on-one interviews will be available with all attendees.