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— Upcoming Events —

Event flyer. Description is both in the flyer and included in the text below.Lunch & Learn: Learning from GrizzlyCorps

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)


GrizzlyCorps is an AmeriCorps program that places fellows in rural communities to support wildfire resilience and regenerative agricultural practices to strengthen climate and community resilience. This Lunch and Learn will share more information about the State’s approach to service to support climate action, the design and impact of GrizzlyCorps, and the experience from a GrizzlyCorps fellow.


Josh Fryday, Chief Service Officer, California Volunteers

Eliza Munger, Program Manager, GrizzlyCorps, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Karen Lopez, GrizzlyCorps Fellow


Ken Alex, Director, Project Climate, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Event flyer. Description is text-based below.

Sacramento Policy Briefing: How California Can Improve Water Right Curtailment to Better Manage Water Scarcity

Thursday, June 15th, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Room 100, Legislative Office Building, 1020 N. Street, Sacramento


Droughts are becoming more frequent and intense in California, and many watersheds experience seasonal water scarcity nearly every year. To protect water rights, human health and safety, and the environment from serious harm, California’s State Water Resources Control Board needs to be able to routinely curtail unlawful water uses. However, the agency has struggled to carry out this basic function, running into resource constraints and technical, legal, and political barriers. In our April report, Managing Water Scarcity: A Framework for Fair and Effective Water Right Curtailment in California, CLEE described the legal context for and history of curtailments in California and recommended concrete actions the State Water Board and Legislature can take to build a framework for fair and effective curtailment in California. The Legislature is considering bills that partially address some of our recommendations, but our research suggests more comprehensive action is needed, and soon.  

Join two of the report’s authors in Sacramento for a free lunchtime policy briefing and Q&A on this important topic. Register by Tuesday, June 13 to reserve your lunch.


Nell Green Nylen, Senior Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute at CLEE

Dave Owen, Professor of Law, UC College of the Law, San Francisco