MONDAY, AUGUST 1
ARRIVAL

7:00 PM                     INFORMAL NO-HOST GATHERING AT THE MARRIOT HOTEL                                    BAR

7:30 PM                     OPENING DINNER

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
INVESTMENT FOCUS

 Times & Sessions Subject to Change

7:30 - 8:45 AM                    BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:15 AM                     WELCOME BY KATHRYN MEAD, CEO, THE SAN DIEGO                                                 FOUNDATION 

9:15 - 9:45 AM                     OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Keynote Speaker TBD   

9:45 - 11:00 AM                    MORNING PLENARY: PERSPECTIVES ON RESILIENCE                                                    AND FINANCE FROM THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

11:00 - 11:15 PM                 BREAK

11:15 - 12:00 PM                 TRACKING THE FIELD

 Speakers:

  • Franny Canfield, Director of Knowledge and Program, Environmental Grantmakers Association
  • Susan Bell, Managing Director, The Water Funder Initiative

12:00 - 1:30 PM                   NETWORKING LUNCH

SMALL SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

1:30 - 2:15 PM                     UTILITIES 101 

1:30 - 2:15 PM                     RECHARGING WATER & COMMUNITY USING GREEN                                                   INFRASTRUCTURE (201) 

This session will explore new ways that communities in southern California are revitalizing and improving water supply using green infrastructure. As traditional water supplies dwindle due to the record-setting drought, communities are exploring new approaches to building more resilience in local groundwater supply. These projects also have benefits for communities since they often can incorporate parks and active transportation networks. The session will discuss several efforts underway in the City of Los Angeles and in communities along the Los Angeles, Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers.

Speakers TBD

2:15 - 2:25 PM                     BREAK (CHANGE SESSIONS)

2:25 - 3:15 PM                     UTILITIES 201

This session will explore new ways that communities in southern California are revitalizing and improving water supply using green infrastructure. As traditional water supplies dwindle due to the record-setting drought, communities are exploring new approaches to building more resilience in local groundwater supply. These projects also have benefits for communities since they often can incorporate parks and active transportation networks. The session will discuss several efforts underway in the City of Los Angeles and in communities along the Los Angeles, Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers.

Speakers TBD

2:25 - 3:15 PM                     RECHARGING WATER & COMMUNITY USING GREEN                                                   INFRASTRUCTURE (101)Small Session

3:15 - 3:30 PM                     BREAK 

3:30 - 4:15 PM                     COMMUNITY REFLECTIONS, FACILITATED BY DANA                                                     LANZA

4:15 - 4:30 PM                     FLASH TALK 

4:30 - 6:30 PM                     AD-HOC DISCUSSIONS 

6:30 - 7:30 PM                     GROUP DINNER AT THE MARRIOTT

7:30 PM                               Dinner 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
GRANTMAKING FOCUS

Times & Sessions Subject to Change

7:30 - 8:30 AM                    WELCOME: RECAP OF DAY 1

8:30 - 8:40 AM                    WELCOME

8:40 - 9:40 AM                    MORNING PLENARY:WHAT TO DO ABOUT WATER –                                                        COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS WORKING TOGETHER TO                                            ADDRESS SCARCITY

The State of California is in the fourth year of a historic drought. In a recent statewide survey, the Public Policy Institute of California found that for the first time Californians see water and drought as the most important issue facing the state, above jobs and the economy. It is clear that immediate action is needed—especially in support of our most vulnerable communities, whose voices are underrepresented in water policy and planning efforts. This plenary will bring together several community foundations working to support sustainable water management solutions to discuss best practices for addressing drought and other critical water issues, such as the connection between water and regional land use planning.

2-3 takeaways or issues and questions that will be explored:

  • How can community foundations work together on statewide issues?
  •  How can philanthropy respond to environmental and social emergencies like drought?
  • How does drought affect low income communities and communities of color? What are the equity implications?

Plenary Speakers TBD

9:40 - 9:45 AM                    TRANSITION BREA

SMALL SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

9:45 - 10:45 AM                  IMPROVING WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY BY                                                          INVESTING IN FOREST HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE

  • Speakers TBD

9:45 - 10:45 AM                   WATER WIDGETS

  • Speakers TBD

10:45 - 11:00 AM                BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 PM              BREK: Next Steps and Collaboration

  • Funder Facilitator: Lynn Lohr, Executive Director, The               Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
  • Advisor Facilitator: Dana Lanza, CEO, Confluence Philanthropy

12:30 - 1:15 PM                  NETWORKING LUNCH & ADJOURN
 

 

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