Live Well with Less Water

Senator Carol Liu hosted California’s leading voices on water use and conservation to discuss our water use and water future. Watch the video to learn more about what you can do to live well in the drought and beyond.



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

This panel considers 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 looks 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