Is the Price Right? How Do We Value Water? (NON-MEMBERS)

Water scarcity has been a hallmark of the arid and semi-arid West since humans inhabited the area.  In light of our expanding population and our – at least in the current drought – diminishing supply of water, how do we equitably distribute, use and price water? There is a new appreciation that we will need to adjust our relationship with water and that we can’t simply engineer our way out of the current shortfall.  Should water be priced as a necessity for life – no matter how much is consumed – or should there be rising rates to correspond to rising consumption?  How do we conserve without turning water purveyors into barons?   Can architects, developers and cities work together to create policies and practices that reduce water consumption? 


Hadley Arnold, Co-Founder and Director, Arid Land Institute, specializing in water-smart architecture and urban form
Benjamin Benumof, Attorney for the Capistrano Taxpayers Association


Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

CM Credit - This activity is pending approval by the AICP in the amount of 1 hour

**First-time WUF attendees who ride a bicycle to this event receive a special rate of $25. Please email [email protected] by Wednesday, July 15, 2015, to reserve this rate. Please feel free to dress accordingly, and bring your helmet to show your cycling spirit.

**WUF offers a special, discounted rate for those involved in land use, planning, and development issues on a grass roots and neighborhood level. This discounted rate is for individuals who are involved in our community on an unpaid basis but are not employed in real estate, land use, planning, development, or related fields. The discount is available to five guests per month. The number of discount tickets per year for any individual is limited. If you are interested in attending this WUF breakfast with a discounted rate, please send your request to [email protected] with your contact information and description of your neighborhood level activities prior to July 15, 2015. This special rate is not available after pre-registration closes.

The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

7:00am Registration
7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Panel Discussion

$40 members
$55 nonmembers
$10 student members
$15 student nonmembers

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  After July 15, 2015 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.00.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

August 14, 2015 at 7:00am - 9am
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States
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$55.00 Nonmember Prize - 1 ticket per registration
$15.00 Student Nonmember Price - 1 ticket per registration