Free Screening of "Watershed" - narrated by Robert Redford
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Discussion following film's screening with filmmaker, James Redford and other distinguished guests including:
- Jill Tidman, Producer of "Watershed" and Executive Director at the Redford Center
- Bill Hasencamp, Colorado River Program Manager at the Metropolitan Water District (MWD)
- Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Skylar Peak, Malibu City Council
Hosted by Lee Kats, Vice Provost For Research and Strategic Initiatives.
Moderated by Rhiannon Bailard - Associate Vice president of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs and the founding director of Pepperdine's Center for Sustainability.
Writer, producer, director
James Redford writes, produces, and directs for film and television. His current producing project, “WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West,” premiered at the Environmental Film Festival on March 24, 2012. Mr. Redford has debuted a number of films and documentaries at numerous film festivals and is a founding member of the Redford Center, which is committed to transforming social and environmental issues into films that inspire positive change.
Producer; program consultant at the Redford Center
Since 2004, Jill Tidman has consulted on and led projects at the Redford Center, Business for Social Responsibility, Global Footprint Network ICLEI—Local Governments of Sustainability, Social Venture Network, and The Natural Step. She is a writer, filmmaker, and sustainability activist, having published articles, case studies, and research reports on sustainability. She has edited and promoted sustainable business books; written and conceived websites; coordinated international events; directed action campaigns; and produced social issue films including the award winning documentary, “Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars,” and her current project, “WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.”
Bill Hasencamp is the Colorado River Program Manager at the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), where his principal role is to develop and manage water supply programs to augment MWD’s Colorado River Aqueduct supplies. He has been with MWD for six years, recently representing Southern California in negotiations with other water agencies to develop a long-term interstate solution to deal with reduced Colorado River supplies. Prior to joining MWD, Bill worked at Contra Costa Water District in Northern California, where he managed the District’s energy portfolio and the operations of the new Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Before that he worked at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, developing environmental restoration plans for the Mono Basin and water supply forecasting techniques using snow survey data.
Barry Nelson is a senior policy analyst for National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) water program in San Francisco. He focuses on protecting the environment by studying water management policies and their effects on rivers, estuaries, fisheries, wildlife, humans, and wild places. He promotes policies that can meet human needs for water while helping to restore damaged aquatic ecosystems and fisheries, and that reduce the water management impacts of global warming. He has worked for many years to restore and protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and the San Joaquin River, and has played leading roles in the passage of landmark state and federal water reform legislation, including the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (1992) and the Delta Reform Act (2009). He has also researched oil shale development and the resulting negative impact on Colorado River Basin water supplies. Prior to coming to NRDC in 1991, he was the executive director of Save The Bay in Oakland, California. He has degrees in rhetoric and economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Malibu City Councilmember
Councilmember Skylar Peak is a lifelong resident of Malibu, graduating from Malibu High School and Pepperdine University (’06) in Business Administration, and a local business owner. Before being elected as City Councilmember in November 2012, he served as Commissioner for the City of Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission and on the City of Malibu Wastewater Advisory Committee. He is committed to finding the sources of pollution and implementing solutions to clean up our oceans and watershed. In addition to being a local business owner, he is a surf instructor, trained EMT, and has worked as a Lifeguard for L.A.Co.F.D.
Pepperdine University Assoc. Vice President, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs
Founding Director, Center for Sustainability
Rhiannon Bailard has served at Pepperdine University for six-and-a-half years. She is the founding director of the Center for Sustainability and the associate vice president of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs. In that role, Rhiannon is responsible for land use planning, environmental compliance, community affairs, governmental relations, and sustainability. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Graziadio School of Business & Management's Social Ethical & Environmental Responsibility ("SEER") Certificate where she created SEER Metrics: An Organizational Sustainability Framework. Rhiannon recently acquired unanimous approval from the California Coastal Commission and the County of Los Angeles for a 400,000 sq. ft. campus enhancement plan, known as the Campus Life Project, seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. In order to counsel the University on best practices, Rhiannon also holds a LEED accreditation from the United States Green Building Council. Rhiannon graduated with honors from Pepperdine School of Law and holds a certificate from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution.
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