Hear how the State of California is coping with the current severe drought and impacts of climate change from two of its top leaders: E. Joaquin Esquivel, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board and Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources. This candid and informative conversation also includes discussion of personal leadership style, how big data is helping improve California water quality, and more.
Esquivel has regulatory responsibility for protecting the water quality, balancing competing demands on the state’s water resources, and attempts to resolve decades-long water disputes.
Nemeth is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources, working with other agencies in order to benefit the state’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environs.
Esquivel and Nemeth discuss drought resiliency, reconciling California’s water past with an inclusive future, and share personal stories about how they got their start in water policy and why they are passionate about it.