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D4GX: Data for Good Exchange SF
June 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
How Data Science is Tackling California’s Water Crisis California’s climate is changing at an accelerating rate, causing weather patterns unprecedented in modern time. Drought, wildfire, floods, and mud slides are more frequent and larger in scale, putting our communities, environment, and economy at risk. In order to protect public health and safety, water managers and policymakers are striving to ensure that water is being used efficiently and not wasted. Governor Gavin Newsom directed the Natural Resources Agency, Cal EPA, and the Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a Water Resilience Portfolio that identifies complementary actions that will provide reliable and safe water for California’s communities, environment, and economy. As part of Bloomberg’s long tradition of advocacy for applying data science and human capital to address problems related to the social good, we will be hosting a Data for Good Exchange event in San Francisco on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th that will look at the ways data science is being used to address California’s water crisis and to mitigate the impact of climate change. Setting the stage for the evening, we will first hear from Kate Gordon (@katenrg), Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Following her remarks, a panel of experts from data science, industry, NGOs, and government will take a closer look at the challenges, where progress is being made, and what still needs to be accomplished to have lasting, meaningful impact.