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OxyTalks is a series of dynamic public events that bring together some of the academy's most creative thinkers with compelling figures from the public and private sectors for a collaborative examination of American culture.
Occidental College has also created a partnership with Zócalo Public Square, an organization that creates nonpartisan discourse through live events and online. The partnership is designed to share Oxy's expertise and intellectual resources with the greater community. These highly engaging discussions reach beyond the classroom and into the Los Angeles community and around California to spark conversations around the issues that matter to us most.
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How Can the California Delta Survive?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Fort Mason Center, Building A
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
The California Delta is considered by many to be one of the world’s great estuaries, providing water to most Californians and supporting hundreds of plant and animal species. But for decades, it has also been the place where grand plans and compromise go to die, thanks to its many conflicting interests and overlapping jurisdictions. The latest proposal for restoring the Delta, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan—which is supposed to provide the state with a more reliable water supply while protecting and improving the delta ecosystem—faces political opposition and legal challenges that at best could delay it for years. Is the Delta doomed to decline? Or is there a way to restore habitats, fix levees, and guarantee water supply all at once? Delta Conservancy Executive Officer Campbell Ingram, Public Policy Institute of California Co-Director of Research Ellen Hanak, and Delta farmer Russell van Loben Sels visit Zócalo to discuss whether the Delta can survive and even thrive.
Learn more or register at Zócalo Public Square. The half-day conference is free. Registration is required.
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