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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy Photos

On Monday, October 20th, The Hamilton Project partnered with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to host a forum, “New Directions for U.S. Water Policy,” in Palo Alto, California. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks. Three panels of experts discussed the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems; opportunities to promote water innovation; and the impact of climate change on America’s water resources.


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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy Photos

October 20, 2014 • Photo Galleries

On Monday, October 20th, The Hamilton Project partnered with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to host a forum, “New Directions for U.S. Water Policy,” in Palo Alto, California. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks. Three panels of experts discussed the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems; opportunities to promote water innovation; and the impact of climate change on America’s water resources.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Welcome Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment gathered policymakers, industry leaders and academic experts to discuss current economic and environmental issues in U.S. water use and policy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opened the forum with welcoming remarks, and introduced former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Introduction Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin gave an introduction and roadmap of the event, and introduced California Governor Jerry Brown.

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Featured Remarks by Governor Jerry Brown Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment joined forces on October 20th to gather experts on the topic of water policy, drought and climate change in the United States. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West, and emphasized his comittment to making water a "key issue." 

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New Directions for U.S. Water Policy: Panel 1 Audio

October 20, 2014 • Audio

On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment released new papers and held a forum focused on innovative policy recommendations to address the water crisis in the United States. The first panel opened with a discussion on the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems. Robert Glennon of the University of Arizona presented a new proposal and was joined in a roundtable discussion by Thomas Iseman of the U.S. Department of the Interior, William Phillimore of Paramount Farming Company, James Lochhead of Denver Water, and Ellen Hanak of the Public Policy Institute of California. Melissa Kearney of The Hamilton Project moderated the discussion.

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