Press Release: Energy and Water Nexus Summit

  • BPC News
  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 17, 2012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact:  John Coleman, 415-397-2293

Date:  October 17, 2012                                                                                



Energy and Water Nexus Summit

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San Francisco, CA — The Bay Planning Coalition is a non-profit association dedicated to ensuring that commerce, recreation and the natural environment thrive in the San Francisco Bay-Delta region. The Bay Planning Coalition is hosting an Energy and Water Nexus Summit on October 24 in Oakland to examine the interplay between the supply and pricing of energy and water and to explore options for the future. We all know that the availability and pricing of energy and water impact our economy in myriad ways, playing a role in new business development, exports, family and business finances, and the environmental future of our region.


Four panels of experts from such diverse stakeholders as the NRDC, the SFPUC, the Western States Petroleum Association and the Association of California Water Agencies (among many others) will discuss the economic impacts of fluctuations in energy and water supply and pricing, and explore different options and priorities for supply increase and conservation in the future. In addition, individual speakers such as Kish Rajan of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and Dr. Cynthia Truelove of the Water and Energy Research Initiative at Stanford University will delve deeper in the economic and environmental issues and considerations that our region faces in relation to energy and water.


To register for the conference or learn more about the Bay Planning Coalition, please visit, or call our office at 415-397-2293. 



Submitted by:   John Coleman, Executive Director

                                Bay Planning Coalition

                                10 Lombard Street, Suite 408

                                San Francisco, CA  94111

                                Phone (415) 397-2293

                                Cellular (510) 590-0238


The Bay Planning Coalition, founded in 1983, is a nonprofit, membership-based organization representing 200 maritime industry, shoreline property owners, local governments and Bay users.  It advocates the balanced regulation and use of Bay-Delta resources. For more information on the BPC, please visit the Web site,