Under Pressure: California's Water Challenges Along the Border
Includes a Live Event on 07/29/2021 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
California is the nexus of the water sector in the West, with local agencies working with its neighbor to the south in managing binational water issues. Climate change, water quality, along with economic and population growth are just a few of the challenges pressuring water resources on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border.
- Learn about the water storage options and water contingency plans in place.
- Hear about additional programs focused on the environment between the U.S. and Mexico.
- Take part in this opportunity to interact with a water resources expert based out of San Diego.
Principal Water Resources Specialist
San Diego County Water Authority
Kara Mathews is the Principal Water Resources Specialist at the San Diego County Water Authority. She serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) Joint Powers Authority including leading the development of an annual budget, managing more than $375 million in environmental mitigation funding, and facilitating public meetings in accordance with the Brown Act while leading staff on Basin States activities and related Water Authority QSA agreements with various stakeholder groups and the federal government. In addition, she represents the Water Authority as a voting member of the Lower Colorado River Multiple Species Conservation Program in a variety of multi-state, resource-conservation activities including supervising staff working on Colorado River issues. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, she holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management focused in Water Resources Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology.
SYP Committee Member
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