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How Will California Prepare For Climate Change?

December 8, 2010

USC Center for Sustainable Cities hosts forum on state’s recent report dealing with impact on water supply, beaches, more

WHAT: Climate variability is increasing and its effects are being felt in many parts of the world. California’s hot dry climate, fragile fresh water resources, and 1,100 miles of coastline will be impacted.

The State of California’s advisory panel on climate change adaptation, led by USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development professor Daniel Mazmanian, recently released “Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change – A Strategy for California.”

This USC Center for Sustainable Cities in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development presents a forum to discuss the report on climate change response.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Dec. 13.

WHERE: University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Davidson Conference Center, Club Rooms A and B.

WHO: Professor Mazmanian gives an overview of the findings and recommendations from “Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change – A Strategy for California.”

Panel discussion includes:
“¢ Ron Gastelum, co-founder and principal, Water Conservation Partners; state advisory panelist.
“¢ Lee Harrington, chairman, Southern California Leadership Council; state advisory panelist.
“¢ Rebecca Shaw, director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy in California; state advisory panelist.
“¢ Katherine Perez, executive director, Urban Land Institute in Los Angeles
“¢ Mary Leslie, president, L.A. Business Council
“¢ Jack Sahl, director, Environment and Resource Sustainability, Southern California Edison

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