2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
Managing a Precious Resource
Since its origins in the 1920s, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has been instrumental in providing the valley with safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment, and economy. Today, the District manages and operates a complex and integrated water supply infrastructure, including dams, reservoirs, pipelines, pump stations, treatment plants and recycled water facilities. The District combines its responsibility for being the principal water supplier in Santa Clara County with being the nearly exclusive provider of flood protection in the county, and also a new responsibility for the ecosystem health of our streams and the Bay.
Brian Schmidt, elected as Director of District 7 in November 2010, has been involved in Santa Clara County Civic matters for 8 years, including previous service to the District as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee and Performance Audit Committee. A resident of Santa Clara County since 1996, Brian has been an advocate and spokesperson for the Committee for Green Foothills, working to protect open spaces and natural resources in the county.
Brian will give a brief history of the District, describe its main areas of focus and some of its innovative programs and facilities (such as the advanced water purification facility), and comment on our water future in terms of the drought and longer term issues such as climate change.
March 7th, 2006 Gender
February 28th, 2006 Using
your voice to unleash the power of the internet.
December 13th, Ocean Restoration
November 15th, Biomimicry
October 18th, Growing
One's Own Sustainably in Russia
September 20th, Advances in Public Safety Technology
2005 Internet Powered Citizen Journalism
July 26th, 2005 The Growing E-Waste Crisis
2005 Scientists & Engineers in Labor Unions? -- Yes
June 28th, 2005 BART to San Jose?
June 14th, 2005 Water Privatization
May 31st, 2005 The History of Moffett Field
May 3rd, 2005 Earthquakes: Preparation and Prediction
April 5th, 2005 Clocks, Culture, Contrast
March 22nd, 2005
Challenging U. S. Human Rights Violations since 9/11
February 22nd, The Role of Information Technologies in Emerging Economies
February 8th, 2005 Empowering Lives in the Developing World Through Innovative Products
January 18th, 2005 The Space Elevator - Climbing the Sky
December 7th, 2004 The Coming Energy Famine
October 26th, 2004, The Science of Political Polling