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Interactions Between Earth Science Conditions & California Public Policies (Video Conference)

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Preliminary Announcement for Statewide Video Conference: 
Interactions Between Earth Science Conditions & California Public Policies

*	California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology
*	U.S. Geological Survey
*	California League of Women Voters
*	University of California, Santa Barbara
*	California State University, Sacramento


When: November 20, 2000, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Three teleconference locations--
*	CSU Sacramento
*	UC Santa Barbara
*	USGS, Menlo Park

*	To consider the implications of geology on the environment and lives
of Californians.
*	To explore new opportunities to use earth science insights in policy
and decision making.

Panel Topics:
*	Earthquake Risk in California and Policy Options to Reduce It
*	Management Challenge--California's Water Demands and Limits of the
*	Communication of Earth Science Information for Use in Policies and

Each panel will consist of 4 presentations, a short summation, and an open
discussion. The conference will be videotaped for later broadcast on the
California Channel (CalSpan) and for subsequent use as an educational tool.

Details will be posted at shortly.