Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Water policy clarified: the present and future of water in Santa Cruz County

Suki Wessling hosts a roundtable discussion about water in Santa Cruz County. As we enter a future of uncertain water, what does that mean for city dwellers? Rural residents? Farmers? Businesses? What sorts of long term plans are being made to secure our water supply? Our panel discusses the present and future of our most precious resource in this informative conversation. Find out how our different water agencies coordinate, the environmental issues that concern farmers, and how much of our water goes to agricultural vs. residential usage. Learn the facts about the use of reclaimed water and what is being done to forestall saltwater intrusion. Finally, our panelists end by explaining why they are optimistic that Santa Cruz County can continue to meet its water needs in the future.

Our panelists are:

  • Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension
  • Brian Lockwood, Manager and Hydrogeologist for Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
  • Sierra Ryan, Interim Water Resources Manager for County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health

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