California State University, Fresno will host “California’s Water: A Town Hall Meeting” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center, within the Student Recreation Center.

Huell Howser, a host for public television’s “California’s Water” and “California’s Gold,” and will emcee the event, which will focus on the drought, water conservation, water shortages, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, agriculture and endangered species.

Sharing their perspectives will be Fresno Bee reporter Mark Grossi; Timothy Quinn, executive director for the Association of California Water Agencies; Chris Campbell of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. David Zoldoske, director of the California Water Institute at Fresno State and water policy adviser for the California State University system.

This will be Howser’s second visit to Fresno State this year. In May, he came to the International Center for Water Technology on campus to film a segment for “California’s Water.” Howser explored the new Claude Laval Water Energy Technology Lab (WET) and heard first-hand how Fresno State is involved in the development of programs and technologies that help make water use more efficient.

The event is sponsored by Fresno State, the Association of California Water Agencies, California Latino Water Coalition, Friant Water Authority and Kern County Water Agency.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Space is limited and RSVPs are requested online at or by calling 916.669.2762.

Related link: Association of California Water Agencies