2023 Events – TBD

Past Events

The Salton Sea Coalition will host a Free Community Event to educate and inform residents of the Coachella and Imperial Valleys about Salton Sea water importation proposals, air quality, and health issues. The event will begin with a reception including snacks, poster making, and a cultural performance. The reception will be followed by the main program, featuring panels of medical and scientific experts.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: Noon – 5:30 p.m.
Location: UC RIVERSIDE – Palm Desert Center
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Moderated by Karina Quintanilla, Palm Desert City Council
Dr. David Lo, UCR Center for Health Disparities
Dr. Ryan Sinclair PhD, Loma Linda University
Lilly Garcia, United for Justice, Inc.
Dr. Will Porter, UCR Air Pollution Researcher
Parents & Children from Salton Sea Communities suffering from dust-related illnesses

Moderated by Russell Betts, Desert Hot Springs City Council
Tom Sephton, Desalination Expert
Rodney Smith, Salton Sea Canal Project from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico
Andrew Hanna, Pipeline from the Pacific Ocean

Dr. Will Porter, UCR Air Pollution Researcher
Dr. Hoori Ajami, UCR Water Researcher (Hydrologist)
Dr. Caroline Hung, UCR Sea Bottom Toxics Researcher
Dr. Charlie Diamond, UCR Sea Bottom Toxics Researcher
Janet Wilson, Senior Environmental Reporter at the Desert Sun