Is Peace Possible in the Delta? Panel discussion to bring together Delta Dialogues participants to tell the story of the process

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the Delta Conservancy will host the event, “Is Peace Possible in the Delta?,” to bring together some of the participants in the Conservancy’s “Delta Dialogues” project for a panel discussion of the process and whether this type of facilitated discussion might lead to progress in the Delta.

The Delta Dialogues is a project sponsored by the Delta Conservancy that aims to bring together diverse participants with divergent points of view to engage in constructive dialog with the hope of building a shared understanding, as well as new, trusted relationships. 

The event announcement describes the unique difference the Dialogues tried to make:  “It wasn’t a negotiation, but an intense, facilitated conversation — with real-time mapping of the dialogue — with the goal of coming to a shared understanding of the Delta’s problems, and potential ways forward. They began these Delta Dialogues not trusting one another, but by the end, things had changed.”  Phase 1 of the Delta Dialogues process concluded in October.

The event, “Is Peace Possible in the Delta?”, will be held on February 6, 2013, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the UC Center Sacramento.  Participating in the panel discussion will be Jason Peltier (Westlands Water District), Dale Hoffman-Floerke (Department of Water Resources), Gilbert Cosio (MBK Engineers), and Russell van Loben Sels (Sacramento County Farm Bureau); the panel will be moderated by storyteller Joe Mathews.

The event is free and lunch will be provided.  For more information and to register, click here.




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