7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, 2231 R St., Bakersfield
Open to the public, no cost to attend. Panel discussion to follow at 8 p.m.
“Beyond the Brink” presents a possible future world that no longer supplies enough food or water to sustain its inhabitants and the inevitable impact that is having on national and international security. The film focuses on California’s San Joaquin Valley and the ever-increasing difficulties for farmers and the local produce industry due to drought and water scarcity.
Thanks to an abundant snow and rainy season, Kern County is brimming with water. You can see evidence of this bounty in the Kern River, canals, ponds and water banks. Have you wondered where the water is coming from, where it’s going and where it will be used?
Join the Water Association of Kern County for a bus tour of local water projects, the Kern River and banking facilities to learn how they are operating in this wet year. Get a behind-the-scenes look at water management and see how Kern County benefits from this most welcome precipitation.
TOUR STOPS First Point of Measurement on the Kern River Four Weirs Water Hub – “The Spaghetti Bowl” – at Coffee Road and Truxtun Extension Kern Water Bank
Tour begins at 9 a.m. at Mill Creek Park, 21st & R St. in Bakersfield. Park your vehicle there. Bus will depart at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m.
In 1908, Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois were the first water supplies to be chlorinated in the U.S.
Join the Water Association of Kern County
Help support education, outreach and information about water issues in Kern County.
The Water Association of Kern County is embarking upon a new, stronger effort to educate the general public about water issues that effect Kern County. A newly designed website, videos, Facebook and Twitter are all methods that will be used as a way of reaching the public. Messages will be simple and clear and provide many sources of information about water so that citizens and policy makers can become informed and be better decision makers. Learn More ▸