California’s Coastal and Water Resources – A Focus at the 2010 Symposium

Every week, PCL and the PCL Foundation will be providing information on its January 30, 2010 Environmental Legislative Symposium: “Greening California’s Landscapes: Smart Solutions for a New Era.” This week we’re featuring two panels discussing California’s coastal and water resources.

The Pros and Cons of Desalination (MCLE and CM credit)

Many coastal communities are considering ocean desalination plants as a water source, but what do you need to know before the decision is made? This panel focuses on the regulatory and environmental concerns of ocean desalination, the advantages and disadvantages, and recent legal decisions. Panelists include:

  • Marco Gonzalez, The Coast Law Group
  • Steven Kasower, Strategic Economic Applications Company
  • Kevin Wattier, Long Beach Water Department

Strengthening Land & Sea Connections:

New Strategies for Coastal and Marine Resource Management (CM credit)

Urban runoff is a significant issue especially for coastal communities where beaches, wetlands, estuaries and marine resources become impaired. Learn innovative strategies used in model projects along the coast and how cleaning up our streams and ocean will lead to sustainable coastal communities. Panelists include:

  • Doug George, California Ocean Protection Council
  • Ximena Waissbluth, Surfrider Foundation – Monterey Chapter
  • Shivaji Deshmukh, Orange County Water District

Register today! Learn more about the program and other panels offered at the symposium, by viewing our Symposium Agenda.