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Our friends over at the Cal Academy of Sciences
have started a new informal science venture: The Bay Area Science Forum.
 In collaboration with UC Berkeley and Stanford, BASF is an interactive dialogue to facilitate more informed decisions--much like a science cafe without the booze.
After an open vote, "water resources" was chosen as a topic for this 3 month, 3 event discussion. The first event is March 13 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. 3200 California St San Francisco,  CA 94118 @ Presidio/ Masonic.
I will definitely be attending, I encourage everyone else to come out as well.
For some good background, check out the video from DtaS's event on California Water Management.

Let's Examine the Issues: Water Quantity and Quality
March 13, 2008 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street (corner of Presidio Ave.), San Francisco
A discussion between Peter Gleick, President and co-founder, Pacific Institute, and Ellen Hanak, Senior fellow and associate director of research, Public Policy Institute of California

Focusing on Our Delta: Diked, Dredged, and Diverted
April 3, 2008 7:30 - 9:00 pm 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley]
A discussion between Jeffrey Mount, Roy Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences and Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, and Peter B. Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis

Looking to the Future: Pros and Cons of Proposed Solutions
May 8, 2008 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education Building
Stanford University campus, Palo Alto
A discussion between Peter Kitanidis, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, and David Freyberg, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.