Thursday, April 1, 2010

Latino Community Water Forum This Saturday

Hispanics for Political Action of San Joaquin County (HPA), and the Coalition of Mexican American Associations (COMA), in collaboration with the University of the Pacific (UOP), School of International Studies, Inter-American Program are holding an educational forum on the water crisis affecting the Valley on April 3, 2010. The forum will be held in Grace Covell Hall at the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton (there are directional signs at the main entrance). The program begins at 9 A.M. with free breakfast from 8-9 A.M. Here is the line-up of panelists that was sent to me this afternoon by Esther Vasquez. It also sounds as if there might be some interesting late additions to this panel

Welcome Address
Michael Villanueva, President, HPA

Opening Remarks & Introduction of Guests
Esther Vasquez,

Water Bond
Dan Nomellini Jr. Esq
Nomellini, Grilli & McDaniel

Surface Water, Ground Water and Viability of Agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley
Sarge Green, CSU Fresno,
California Water Institute

Impacts of California Water Crisis on Latinos
Mario Santoyo
Latino Water Coalition

SEWD -Who we Are and What do we do.
Jeanette R Thomas,
Stockton East Water District

Agriculture and the Delta
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla,
Restore the Delta

I was a panelist for the first event in this series, and will be listening in the audience for this one. I am especially pleased that Mr. Santoyo from the Latino Water Coalition (and a Pacific engineering alum) is coming to Stockton to share his perspective on the issue.

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