John Andrew presenting "Adapt, Flee, or Perish: Responses to Climate Change for California's Water Sector" on October 21 in Rocklin, CA
Andrew will describe the challenges posed by climate change for California’s water supply, including a reduction in snowpack and annual runoff and shifts in seasonal timing.
He will also address DWR’s plans to address these challenges, such as investing in water use efficiencies and adapting water management infrastructure to accommodate the uncertainty that climate change poses.
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering and is a state licensed civil engineer.
He holds degrees in civil engineering and public policy from the University of California at Berkeley. In his role as Assistant Deputy Director for the Department of Water Resources, he oversees all of DWR’s climate change activities.