The public is invited to the final in the three part Water Talks series on Water Conservation: “Drought Policy Conversation” scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road in Mount Shasta.

The program is co-sponsored by the City of Mount Shasta, funded by a grant from the Department of Water Resources, and is free and open to everyone.

“Drought Policy Conversation” will feature presentations from:

• Curtis Paget, Engineer, PACE Engineering, on “Water Meters Installation and Water Supply Line Replacement Projects Status.”

• Geoff Harkness, Mount Shasta Mayor; and Rod Bryan, Mount Shasta Public Works Director, on “City of Mount Shasta’s Water Reduction Policy.”

• Dave Todd, Land and Water Use Program Manager, Department of Water Resources Water Use and Efficiency Branch, on “State Drought Policy and Rural Communities.”

• Elizabeth Betancourt, Watershed Science and Policy Analyst, Forsgren & Associates, Inc. will facilitate a community conversation on drought policy.

“We have designed this program slightly differently from the typical Water Talks format to allow more time for attendees to ask questions and talk with the presenters about drought policy,” said Meadow Fitton, Water Talks program manager for California Trout. “We are pleased to have the expertise of Elizabeth Betancourt of Forsgren Associates Inc. to facilitate the community conversation.”

Those attending can expect to come away with a better understanding of state drought policy, and the City of Mount Shasta’s water-related policies.

About Water Talks

Water Talks are an ongoing series of informational and educational presentations with local and regional experts sharing their knowledge with the public on a range of water related topics. The purpose of Water Talks is to provide a place to learn about water related topics.

Water Talks is a project of California Trout. California Trout is a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking workable solutions for fisheries restoration throughout California.

For more information contact Meadow Fitton, California Trout Water Education Consultant at or visit