excerpted from Water Underfoot
Recorded on August 2014

Water Conservation and Agriculture


"We have over 400,000 acres of fields that are fallowed in California," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.  "We have over 17,000 people out of work, dependent on the farm economy in the Central Valley." A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 75% of California's public wanted mandatory conservation regulations. According to Ms. Marcus, saving water, wherever you are, makes us one California. 

Speakers at this Event

Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of California

Chair, State Water Resources Control Board

Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford University