The Colorado River is one of the most important rivers in the United States. It has been in the news a lot lately because of the drought and how it’s affecting people and businesses that count on it for drinking water.
We’re excited to share with you this important panel discussion on the collaborative approach to Colorado River management being taken by California water, tribal and community leaders.
On this special episode of What Matters Water TV + Podcast, our expert panel will talk about what is causing the crisis, how it’s affecting our state and others, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it from getting worse. So please join us as we explore this important issue.
Guests on this episode are Michael Cohen, Senior Associate, Pacific Institute; Adel Hagekhalil, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Chris Harris, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California; Sandy Kerl, General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority; Henry Martinez, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District; David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner – Operations, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; and Thomas Tortez, Jr., Tribal Chairman, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians.
View the slides that Chris Harris uses to introduce the water supply issues on the Colorado River at this link: https://socalwater.org/wp-content/uploads/Chris-Harris-SCWC-Intro-Slides_DRAFT_10062022.pdf