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SCWC Launches New Video Series and Podcast

November 9, 2021

On November 9, the Southern California Water Coalition launched its brand new YouTube video and podcast series. Through What Matters Water TV + Podcast, SCWC presents engaging and timely conversations about water. We’re excited to present informative, engaging and sometimes humorous stories about the one element we all need for life…water.

Join SCWC Executive Director and series host Charley Wilson as he talks to the most interesting and innovative people working in California water today.


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Episode #1 – Adel Hagekhalil

Adel Hagekhalil is the general manager of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water wholesaler in the United States serving more than 19 million Californians. Tune in to hear how he thinks differently about water, the lessons he learned when things went wrong, and for fun, how his cooking style and leadership style match up. A national water and infrastructure leader, Hagekhalil joined MWD as its 14th general manager in July 2021. It is an important time as the water agency confronts challenges to water supply reliability brought by climate change impacts and drought conditions.

Water news in Southern California often gets overshadowed by other pressing issues such as homelessness, traffic congestion, and housing affordability stories. Water is just as important for life as housing, but very rarely do water issues rise to crisis levels in Southern California. That is a testament to the region’s decades of investment in water supply reliability. But this reliability also means that positive developments and potential solutions may be easily overlooked by people who are otherwise interested in regional issues. Southern California Water Coalition believes we can help bring these stories to life through our Water Matters Water TV and podcast. 

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The Southern California Water Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and the state’s water resources. We were founded in 1984.