The Governor spoke Monday at a water policy forum sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The Hamilton Project at Brookings Institution.
Brown says he thinks California can be a leader implementing water policies.
“I’m confident that just as California has led the way in renewable energy and initiatives regarding climate change, we can do the same thing with water.”
Brown, who’s running for re-election, joked that water is a complicated issue that will continue to occupy his time.
“This is not just for a one-term governor. This is really the work of a four term governor. You need the first couple of terms to set the table and make the proposals and you need the last two terms 30 years later to finally carry the ball across the finish line.”
Governor Brown also talked about the drought, the recently-approved legislation to regulate the state’s groundwater, and the state’s water action plan to manage water.
Republican Neel Kashkari is challenging Governor Brown for governor in November.