California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a Hamilton Project-Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment event on water policy, October 20, 2014.

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California Governor Jerry Brown: Water Is Not a Political Game

October 23, 2014, Fred Dews

Earlier this week, The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. More than 70 percent of the western United States is experiencing drought conditions, with California enduring losses to its agricultural sector of $2.2 billion this year. California Governor Jerry Brown delivered featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West and discussed his state's "Water Action Plan." Watch his remarks and get more content from the event here.