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California’s Hidden Water Issues

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Monday, March 12, 2018 ¬ 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Free, RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444, and choose option 5.

We talk about water a lot in California. Yet several important water issues are often ignored.

• Huge underground reservoirs of groundwater are hidden from view, yet important in shoreline planning as they are threatened by rising sea levels.
• Many Californians take clean water for granted, yet a surprising number struggle for sustainable access to clean water.
• We all make decisions about water, but do we really understand our psychological relationship with water?

Join us to explore water issues that don’t get the attention they deserve.
About the Speakers:

Kristina Hill is an associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. Her primary focus is urban adaptation to climate change in coastal areas.

Nahal Ghoghaie manages the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water’s Bay Area Program. She specializes in shaping water policy, and community water, climate, and disaster preparedness planning.

Renee Lertzman is a climate, energy, and environmental psychologist
who has pioneered the bridging of psychological research and sustainability, creating a powerful approach to engagement and social change.

This event is part of a collaborative Conversations About Resilience series co-sponsored by the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery and the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge.

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March 12
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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