Governor Brown to Attend Metropolitan Water District Board Meeting, Participate in Drought Forum Tomorrow in L.A.


6-8-2015

LOS ANGELES - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will attend the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board Meeting tomorrow and will later join Austin Beutner, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, for a conversation on the state's drought as part of a new event series sponsored by the Times called "The California Conversation."

Metropolitan Water District Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The meeting is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Water District, Board Room, 700 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, California 90012

**NOTE: This meeting is open to credentialed media. Reporters interested in attending should contact Bob Muir at Rmuir@mwdh2o.com or (213) 217-6930. The timing of the Governor's arrival is TBD. More information on the meeting and a livestream can be found here.

The California Conversation: Water in the West (Hosted by the Los Angeles Times)
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Reporters who have RSVP'd must check in at 5:00 p.m.
Where: University of Southern California, Town and Gown, 665 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089

**NOTE: This event is open to invited guests and credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Hillary Manning at hillary.manning@latimes.com by 6:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 8, 2015. More information on "The California Conversation" series and a livestream can be found at latimes.com/TheCaliforniaConversation. KCET, the event's broadcast media partner, will also livestream at KCET.org/water and feature the event in an upcoming episode of "SoCal Connected" airing Wednesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. on KCET and nationally Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET and PT on Link TV.

Last week, Governor Brown met with South Bay water leaders in San Jose and has also convened mayors, business leaders and top agricultural, environmental and urban water agency officials from across California to discuss the state's drought and conservation efforts.

For more than two years, the state's experts have been managing water resources to deal with the effects of the drought and prepare for the next one. In April, Governor Brown announced the first ever 25 percent statewide mandatory water reductions and a series of actions to help save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

To learn more about the state's drought response, visit: Drought.CA.Gov.

Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com.

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