Drought is a commonplace occurrence in California and we regularly see its effects — from lower water levels in our creeks and ponds to terrifying wildfires — first hand in the Bay Area. But the constant shadow of drought doesn’t need to stand in the way of building the housing we need. In fact, how we choose to build and develop now has lasting impacts on our ability to adequately provide water in the long term. SPUR’s forthcoming report, Water for a Growing Bay Area, spotlights best practices in water use from across the region. From Google’s reuse of water on its corporate campus to the planning of water-neutral developments in Santa Cruz County, each case study provides responsible and sustainable solutions that should be adopted across the Bay Area. Come learn more. This program is part of an ongoing project that has been made possible in part by grants from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Mary A. Crocker Trust.
+ Anne Thebo / Pacific Institute
+ Laura Feinstein / SPUR
+ Drew Wenzel / Google
+ Shelley Flock / Soquel Creek Water District
April 23: How Can ‘Housing as Infrastructure’ Happen In California?
April 27: New Planning Visions for Coyote Valley
April 28: A 'Bigger Picture' for the Bay Area
April 30: Developing an Anti-Displacement Agenda for the Bay Area
May 5: Meeting the Bay Area's Water Demand
May 6: The Path to 2.2 Million Homes in the Bay Area
May 11: City Trivia Night XIX: Bay Area Edition
May 13: Building a Better Future for the Region
May 13: Championing a Bay Area for All
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