Drought Update: Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Talks to the Chamber

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Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, August 11, 2015

chamber_exclusivesSpeaking to a packed room Tuesday at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, called on all Californians to cutback water usage wherever possible in the face of the state’s searing drought.

She also cautioned that people should not count on predictions an El Nino deluge could save the state this winter.  Her comments came during the Chamber’s Public Policy Forum that brought together about 50 business and civic leaders.

Marcus said that California must continue its strategy to move the state away from a water boom and bust cycle that has now led to the loss of thousands of agriculture-related jobs communities running out of drinking water and increased wildfires: conservation, recycling, desalinization, storage.

To view her presentation, click here.