Western Growers’ Executive Vice President Dave Puglia was recently among a panel of water and government experts who discussed the types of legislative approaches that could help resolve California’s water woes. The discussion took place during the Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center’s “Priorities for California’s Water” program on October 26.
During the event, the panel focused on solutions for water issues affecting California’s cities, farms and disadvantaged rural communities. Panelists also partook in a riveting discussion about ways to improve how California manages its water supply and the natural environment, as well as reviewed proposed, passed and pending water bills.
“The state’s response through the state water board has been to treat the farmers today as industrial polluters—as s if they and their predecessors deliberately dump solvents or some other known toxic chemical into the ground. They didn’t do that,” said Puglia during the discussion.
Watch the full panel discussion here on PPIC’s YouTube channel.
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