The World Economic Forum recently identified water crises as the most significant long-term threat to global economy. In California, for example, more ground and surface water is being used each year than is replaced by rainfall, and millions of acres of farmland has gone uncultivated. Homeowners saw their costs shoot up even though consumption dropped. On Tuesday, February 14, the Novato Republican Women, Federated (NRWF) will host K. Lloyd Billingsley, a Policy Fellow and Communications Counsel, at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller. Billingsley will offer ideas on improvement, including tradable private water rights, and the need to change the pricing system.
Billingsley has authored books on various topics, and his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Review, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. Before joining the Independent Institute, he was Editorial Director at the Pacific Research Institute where he managed a weekly column and authored studies on internet neutrality, e-commerce and homeless policy.
Date: February 14, 2017. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., speaker at 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:15 p.m.
Location: Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato.
Cost: $33.00. For additional information and lunch reservations, please register at www.novatorwf.org no later than 5 p.m., Friday, February 10.
Guests are encouraged to bring practical and non-perishable items for care packages for servicemen and women from Marin County, stationed in Afghanistan.