Events, Workshops & Dialogues

Water in the West hosts workshops, dialogues and other events, bringing together leaders, professionals, stakeholders and academic experts in the fields of water research and water management to inform and examine pressing western water issues. These events are an opportunity for those in the public, private and academic sectors to learn more about water challenges in the west and gain insights into potential solutions.


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November 17, 2020 - 11:00am
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Join a conversation with Felicia Marcus, moderated by Newsha Ajami, on the water challenges facing the United States and the world, as part of the Goalmakers initiative on the Sustainable Development Goals, hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy.

November 12, 2020 - 11:00am
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In 2020, California’s water landscape experienced major disruptions from the pandemic, economic downturn, ongoing drought, and wildfires. Water issues that were high priorities pre-pandemic are now competing with many urgent priorities. Yet these disruptions also bring opportunities to reduce the water system’s vulnerability to economic shocks and other surprises. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for three sessions exploring ways to boost resilience to multiple...

November 11, 2020 - 9:00am to November 13, 2020 - 5:00pm
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This year’s MIT Water Summit will focus on the role of water in building resilient systems for the future as we face a changing climate and an ever-increasing population. With an emphasis on the water lens, it will examine the systemic problems exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and explore approaches to creating more robust and sustainable technology, infrastructure, and policy to solve these issues. The MIT Water Summit is a three-day conference hosted annually by the MIT Water Club, bringing...

October 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Join Bay Area One Water Network for a noontime seminar exploring the critical needs for ensuring resilient water supplies in the Bay Area and chart a roadmap for next steps for the Bay Area One Water Network. Participants will have opportunities for discussion and to provide feedback on key topics for future Bay Area One Water Network activities.

September 17, 2020 - 11:30am

COVID-19 has highlighted—and accelerated—several long-standing problems plaguing our nation’s infrastructure, including governance, investment and technological challenges. However, infrastructure does not have to be a hurdle; it can power our recovery. Within the infrastructure discussion, water is one of the most overlooked systems nationally, even as it has remained vital to our public health, environment, and economy. This webinar will explore the frequently hidden—but foundational—role our...

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