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The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Saturday held an informative forum on the drought and the responses happening at all levels. We were there to live tweet it.

The forum, moderated by League member Frank Gruber and hosted by League President Ann Williams, featured three speakers whose expertise ranged from state water policy, regional water management, and local sustainability policy.

On the panel was Roberta Borgonovo, the co-program director for water for the League of Women Voters of California. She is an expert on water conservation issues and protection of the Bay-Delta Estuary.

Also on the panel, representing the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), was Luis Cetina, principal government and regional affairs representative in the Legislative Services Section of the External Affairs Group at MWD of Southern California.

Tom Fleming, with the city of Santa Monica’s Sustainable Works, was also on hand to talk about how the drought is impacting Santa Monica and what we can do about it.

Below are some highlights from Saturday’s event. All our tweets from the event are tagged #drought. Enjoy!

Borgonovo responded to another question about population growth from the audience.

Tom Fleming from Sustainable Works gives a breakdown of residential water use in the city.

And how, exactly, that water is used in our homes.

Fleming spoke about the various rebate programs Santa Monica offers for those willing to swap out their appliances.

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