SACRAMENTO, 19 April 2013 – Last week, The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin was a featured speaker at “The Future of Water in California: Integrating Climate, Water and Policy.” TSF was also a sponsor of the conference, along with UC Davis, Colorado School of Mines, National Science Foundation, and others.
This was the first annual Climate Change, Water and Society (CCWAS) IGERT Workshop, developed and organized by UC Davis CCWAS IGERT graduate students and faculty. The workshop spanned two days and included keynote addresses from Phil Isenberg of the Delta Stewardship Council and Benjamin David Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, plus “flash talks,” panel discussions, a poster session and roundtable discussions.
The Sierra Fund was one of the only nonprofits invited to speak. Elizabeth Martin, CEO of The Sierra Fund was a panelist on “Improving California water management in the face of climate change,” discussing how science, economic policy and collaborative models offer opportunities to improve water management. The panelists discussed how to manage for resilience amid variability and unprecedented extremes, and how to promote cooperation across institutions, political boundaries and scales – which TSF has considerable expertise and success with in our established mining initiative.