Animal Health & Food Security Policy

Local Policies at the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security

Adapting to climate change through water policy for food security

September, 2017

Sacramento CA

This Sacramento-based, three-day program focuses on policy making at the state level. The focus of the program is the policies and activities at the intersection of climate change, animal health, public health, and food security. California has been very active in developing both mitigating and adaptation strategies across public and private sectors. As a group, we will focus on the intersection of climate change, health, and food security policies. The outcome will be to evaluate these policies and identify strengths and opportunities in these policies. The group will interact with scientists, policy experts, advocates, and government to assist in the evaluation process. Participants will examine the development and implementation of state-level legislation and regulation, as well as the role of the judicial system in resolving disputes. The program will emphasize the diversity of perspectives influencing policy, including science, politics and beliefs.

The program takes place in downtown Sacramento and we will walk and taxi as appropriate. All meetings take place at offices of the people and organizations involved in the program.

On the first day of the program we will start at 8:30AM at the California Research Library/California Research Bureau (CRB). It is located at 900 N Street in the Library and Courts II Building. 

Program Background

Program Objectives

Program Assignment

For more information about these programs contact Bill Sischo ( or Jonna Mazet (University of California, Davis)

Washington State University