Abundant inexpensive water has been taken for granted for centuries but as California’s drought persists, businesses, residents and government are grappling with the possibility of significant water curtailments for the fourth straight year. Is this the new normal? How can agriculture, tourism, and policy makers plan for the future in an era of water supply volatility?

Join Allterra Solar and the featured speakers listed below for an informed discussion Wednesday May 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Allterra Solar HQ, 207-B McPherson St. Santa Cruz, CA.

Enjoy delectable drought proof appetizers by chef Andrea Mollenauer and locally sourced beer and wine. Doors open at 5:30pm, panel discussion begins promptly at 6:30pm. Event is free but RSVPs required. Visit the following link to register:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-cruz-industry-mixer-adapting-to-water-shortages-tickets-16865715810?aff=es2

Featured Speakers:

• Gary Griggs PhD – Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of UCSC’s Institute of Marine Sciences

• Naomi Sakoda – Driscoll’s Resource Analyst

• Kris Reyes – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Director of External Affairs & General Services

• John Ricker – County of Santa Cruz Water Resources Director