2022 Energy & Water Nexus

Thank you for joining the Bay Planning Coalition for our 10th annual Energy & Water Nexus Event. We hope that you enjoyed this timely review of California’s energy and water resources as drought conditions persist in the state.

At the Nexus event, speakers from State agencies and industry leaders discusses the drought’s impact on resources, share insights on future plans, and discuss the potential for alternative sources. Featuring two panels, (1) Desalination as an alternative source for drought resilience; and (2) General Managers from regional water agencies to discuss their agency’s response to current conditions and re-tooling to address source instability, we hope to continue these conversations at future workshops this fall.


Event Recording

BPC’s 2022 Energy & Water Nexus Event – Youtube

Event Program

This year’s program features links to documents and resources mentioned by event participants. You can view the program below.

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Participant Presentations

Alternative Water Sources

Heather Cooley

Director of Research, Pacific Institute

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Alternative Water Sources

Glenn Farrel

Executive Director, Cal Desal

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Energy Resources

Leuwam Tesfai

Deputy Executive Director of Energy & Climate Policy, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

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General Managers Panel Discussion

Ben Horenstein

General Manager, Marin Water

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Audience Submitted Questions

BPC staff has provided unanswered questions submitted by the audience to the corresponding event speaker. We will post the answers once available.


Our Event Sponsors

Bay Planning Coalition’s events and continued success as a voice of reason in the San Francisco Bay region are supported by the generous contributions of organizations like yours.

We would like to thank our 2022 Workshop Series and Energy & Water Nexus Event sponsors.