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What is the Future of Water? UC Merced Hosts Vital Discussion

September 15, 2023

Water is the most precious, and most debated, resource in the Central Valley. Secure Water Future (SWF) and the UC Merced Library are co-hosting a vital discussion Sept. 28 about the future of water and the role of history in shaping water policy.

Mark Arax, author of "The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California," and Ellen Hanak, vice president and director of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, will lead the discussion in room 120 of the Arts and Computational Sciences Building. Arax will read from his acclaimed book, and Arax and Hanak will share a dialogue about the Central Valley, California policy, local stories, collective memory and more.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event, which will begin at 5:30.

The event is free and open to the community. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a policy maker, or interested in the future of water in California, this event offers a unique opportunity to hear from two of the leading voices in our region.

Anyone interested in attending can register here .

A poster for the Historical Memory, Policy and the Future of Water event at UC Merced.