Living Well with Less Water

Date:  Friday, July 24, 2015

Time: 10 am to noon

Location:  Duarte Community Center (Map)

RSVP:, 818-409-0400


Senator Carol Liu hosts California’s leading voices on water use and conservation. Join us to find out how you can make a difference as we enter the 5th straight year of severe drought!


Panel 1: Are We Tapped Out? California’s Water Reality


This panel will include the extended history of drought, and the water content of the food we eat. Panelists include:


  • Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District
  • Danny Merkley, Governmental Affairs Director of Water Resources, California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Moderator:  Maria Mehranian, CFO, Cordoba Corporation


Panel 2: What Is Our Water Future?


The panel will look at how we can plan for water resilience, what individuals can do to maximize water conservation, and how we can create beautiful low-water landscapes.  Panelists include:


  • Mike Antos, Director, Center for Urban Water Resilience, CSUN
  • Cassy Aoyagi, President, Theodore Payne Foundation and FormLA Landscaping
  • Brian Barreto, External Affairs Manager, California American Water
  • Moderator: Shane Chapman, General Manager, Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD