San Joaquin County Latino Community Water Forum to be Held at Pacific
Hispanics for Political Action of San Joaquin County (HPA), and the Coalition of Mexican American Associations (COMA), in collaboration with University of the Pacific's School of International Studies, Inter-American Program will sponsor an educational forum on the water crisis affecting the Valley. The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 6 in University of the Pacific's Grace Covell Hall.
Discussion will include an overview of the water crisis, unemployment, and the water bond S.B. 7x 2, Safe, Reliable Drinking Water Act of 2010. The panel will present a balanced overview of issues. A second forum will be presented on April 3rd at the same time and location.
The forum will provide an informational and educational stage for discussion and meaningful dialogue to elicit public awareness among and within the Latino and other communities.
The event is an environmental justice approach to reach out and engage the Latino community through none traditional avenues; schools, churches and the media. The event is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 6 at Pacific, in Grace Covell Hall. Translation services will be provided. The program will be conducted in English.
The forum will begin with a continental free breakfast at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and opens with a welcome address at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude with an answer and question period between 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The forum is free and no prior registration is necessary. No parking permit is required. Attendees can park in the parking lot north of Grace Covell Hall. Grace Covell Hall is located east and behind Morris Chapel.
CONVERSATIONS ON WATER
What we need to know about the future of the Delta
March 6, 2010
University of the Pacific, Grace Covell Hall
Dr. Jeff Michael - Water and Farm Employment in the Delta
University of the Pacific, Business Forecasting Center
Gerardo Dominguez - Overview of the Water Crisis
San Joaquin County Department of Public Works, Water Division
Karla Nemeth - Description of Bay Delta Conservation Plan
State Department of Water Resources
URS Corp. - Challenges and Description of Water Transport Infrastructure
Dante Nomellini - Water Package Legislation; S.B. 7x2
Chris Neudeck, P.E. - Local's Perspective of the Delta
Vice President of Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck Inc.