The multi-year drought in the western United States has impacted that region’s farmers and ranchers,and government officials have had to take extensive measures to deal with water shortages. This coming Wednesday, July 15, Farm Foundation will host a free forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss how lessons being learned in the West may help the rest of the nation prepare for water management challenges in the future. The Forum will also examine tools public and private decision makers across the country are already using to address such issues as access to water, regulation of water use, water quality and water quantity.
Agri-Pulse Senior Editor Philip Brasher will moderate the discussion with panelists:
Richard Howitt, Ph.D., professor emeritus of agriculture and resource economics at the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, and a specialist in water markets.
Lynn Broaddus, Ph.D., of Broadview Collaborative, will discuss water sustainability and resiliency.
Barry Bogseth, Managing Director of MetLife, will offer a lender’s perspective.
Betsy Hickman of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will discuss perspectives from across the agriculture and food value chain.
Register online to attend the Forum in person at the National Press Club.
Audio from the session will be posted on the Farm Foundation website.