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Environment: Webinar on Water Resilience! Wednesday, December 13th, 2:00-3:00 PM



Bolstering Water Resilience in the

Greater Capital Region

Wednesday, December 13th, 2:00-3:00 PM

Are you interested in learning more about ongoing water resilience efforts in California's Capital Region? Join this upcoming webinar to hear about the ways in which our region continues to explore innovative ways to effectively and reliably deliver water to its residents.

This upcoming webinar hosted by the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC) will feature speakers from the Department of Water Resources, the Regional Water Authority, and the City of Woodland.

This event will highlight some of the key efforts from within the region being led by practitioners. This will include, among other efforts, recent investments from the State in local water resilience measures, the Sacramento Regional Water Bank, and innovative local actions such as the City of Woodland's Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells.

Register for this Event Here!

Meet our Speakers!

Paul Gosselin joined the Department of Water Resources (DWR) as the Deputy Director for Sustainable Groundwater Management in July 2021. In this capacity, Paul oversees DWR’s groundwater management activities statewide, including the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Paul joined DWR after serving 13 years as Butte County’s Director of Water and Resource Conservation. Prior to Butte County, Paul was Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. From 1989 to 1993, he was the Director of Regulatory Services for the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. Paul received a Bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Masters degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.

Paul Gosselin

Deputy Director,

Department of Water Resources

Ryan Ojakian

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Program Manager,

Regional Water Authority

Ryan Ojakian is responsible for coordinating and leading advocacy efforts on all issues effecting RWA members ability to reliably provide high quality, affordable water. Ryan has more than a decade of experience working on a wide range of complex issues in the California state legislature. Prior to joining RWA, Ryan was most recently a senior consultant for the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. In addition to working for the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, Ryan has also served as legislative director for Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and legislative aide for former California State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto). Ryan holds a master’s degree in economics from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in animal physiology and neurosciences from the University of California at San Diego.

Matt Cohen, a self-proclaimed “energy and water sustainability guy” has worked in utilities engineering for the City of Woodland for over 6 years. Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As an Associate Engineer for Woodland, Matt has conducted water loss audits, managed water and sewer R&R projects and is currently managing a recycled water project and an ASR (aquifer storage and recovery) Well project, all while being in charge of the City’s water quality data, reporting, and regulatory compliance. He also updated the City’s Urban Water Management Plan and Emergency Response Plan. Recently, Matt was featured on FEMA’s “Level Up Audio Project” podcast episode entitled “Mitigating Drought with the City of Woodland, CA.”

Matt Cohen

Associate Engineer,

City of Woodland

Register Here

The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative is a membership based collaborative network designed to promote greater climate change resilience planning coordination in the six-county Sacramento Region. The purpose of this collaborative network is to create a forum where leaders from government, academia, environmental and community groups, the business community, and labor can come together to exchange information, identify vulnerabilities and data gaps, leverage resources, and advance comprehensive solutions in an effort to create stronger, sustainable, and economically viable communities in the Capital Region.

CRCRC is a program of CivicWell.

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