Proving itself again as a facilitator for innovation and friend to progressive, forward-thinking organizations, Taglyan Complex welcomed the 7th Annual Water and Sustainability Conference on October 20th, 2015, inviting some of the nation’s most brilliant business leaders, scientists, climatologists, and engineers to speak about the challenges Californians must address as it faces water shortages, global warming, and other environmental and industrial issues. Hosted by Coro Southern California, a non-profit educational institute, the evening featured an informative keynote address by Bill Patzert, a Climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (“The Upside of the Drought”), as well as panel discussions on sustainability, the California water crisis, and civic art’s influence on public opinion. Joone Lopez, General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, was presented with the conference’s Meaningful Impact Award.
Founded in 1942 by W. Donald Fletcher and Van Duyn Dodge, Coro was created as a way to train young veterans in leadership skills and develop responsible, civic-minded individuals. Though it began in San Francisco, Coro now operates in six cities and between 300-400 participants a year go through the non-profit’s program. Today, at least 10,000 alumni currently serve as leaders in local, regional and national/global businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and elected public office. To learn more about Coro, visit http://www.corola.org/.