“This is urgent. The idea that we have to adapt to climate change is urgent.”

In this episode, host Jon Switalski spoke with Adán Ortega, the Chair of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Ortega took office as chair on January 1st of this year. We discussed the effects of the rain and storms in Southern California earlier this year, the challenges with building new water infrastructure, the future of water delivery in Southern California, and more.

Listen to the episode to learn more about:

  • The value and importance of water
  • The impact of climate change on Southern California
  • MWD’s Climate Adaptation Master Planning Process or “CAMP for Water” 
  • What MWD is doing to help combat the effects of the record rainstorms Southern California experienced in early 2023

Listen to the podcast episode here: The Challenges and Opportunities of Water in Southern California

Listen to our previous episode here: Denise Cooper Talks Success and Growth in the Construction Industry

Listen to learn more.

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