Let's Examine the Issues: Water Quantity and Quality

March 13, 2008
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street (corner of Presidio Ave.), San Francisco

Free admission – no tickets required!

A discussion between Peter Gleick, President and co-founder, Pacific Institute, and Ellen Hanak, Senior fellow and associate director of research, Public Policy Institute of California

Primer of background information



Peter Gleick

Dr. Peter Gleick is co-founder and President of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. Dr. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and five books, including the biennial water report, The World's Water, published by Island Press (Washington, D.C.).


Ellen Hanak

Ellen Hanak is senior fellow and associate director of research at the Public Policy Institute of California. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. Her current research interests include water policy, land use and resource management policy, and infrastructure finance. Recent studies include Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (2007), Lawns and Water Demand in California (2006), Water for Growth: California’s New Frontier (2005), and California 2025: Taking on the Future (2005), all available at Prior to joining PPIC in 2001, she held positions with the French national agricultural research system, the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and the World Bank.


Parking & Directions

Location: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street at the corner of Presidio Avenue, San Francisco.

Public Transportation: The following MUNI bus lines stop directly in front of the JCCSF - #1 California, #3 Jackson, #4 Sutter, #43 Masonic. Also, the #38 Geary and #24 Divisidero are within walking distance. The #38 is a 5 block walk and the #24 is a 4 block walk.

Driving Directions:

From Marin & the North
101 South to the Golden Gate Bridge; 19th Avenue exit; right on Clement; right on 15th Avenue; right on California Street.

From the East Bay
From the Bay Bridge; Fremont Street exit; left on Pine Street; right on Presidio; left on California Street.

From the South Bay
280 North, follow signs to Golden Gate Bridge; 19th Avenue exit; right on California Street.

Parking is available at the following locations:
1. Beneath the JCCSF in the building‚s garage.
2. Across the street from the JCCSF in the UCSF Laurel Heights campus parking lot.