Business Council to host water forum

Water flows down a rock into a small pond at Anita Kane's yard in Hollister.

The San Benito County Business Council is hosting a water information forum from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at San Juan Oaks located at 3825 Union Road outside Hollister, according to announcement from the organization.
The price to attend is $20 for Business Council members and $25 for non-members. Registration closes Sept. 11 and may be completed online at
According to the announcement, the event will feature briefings from local experts on the status of the drought, water quality, use, innovations, supplies, projects, assessments, regulations, resources, programs, legislation, conservation and more.
Further information on the event and sponsorship opportunities may be found on the Business Council‚Äôs website at by contacting Executive Director Kristina¬†Chavez Wyatt at (831) 524-0408 or [email protected].
The purpose of the forum is to update businesses, leaders, staff and community on the status of regional water policy, quality, use, innovations and supply. A panel of experts in water-related issues, agencies and business organizations will be providing briefings and on hand to answer questions including San Benito County Water District General Manager Jeff Cattaneo, Sunnyslope County Water District General Manager Don Ridenhour, Hollister Urban Area Water Project Manager Harry Blohm, Interim County Planning Director Byron Turner, Grower Shipper Association Vice President Abby Taylor-Silva, San Benito County Farm Bureau President Richard Bianchi, Water Resources Association of San Benito County Shawn Novack and Ventana Wildlife Society Executive Director Kelly Sorenson.


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