DUBLIN --— California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird will be in Dublin on Jan. 30 to do a public briefing on a proposed state action plan for managing California water supplies.

The free 6 p.m. event will be held in the city council chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Plaza. The public is invited to attend, or watch a broadcast of it to be aired later on Tri-Valley Community Television.

The 17-page California Water Action Plan outlines broad actions over the next five years to make water supplies more reliable -- including increasing conservation and recycling, adding new storage facilities, and improving water ecosystems.

One component of the plan is the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which proposes twin tunnels through the Delta that would change how state and federal water is exported out of the region. For more plan details, visit resources.ca.gov/

The briefing is sponsored by Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore and Tri-Valley water suppliers, including the Zone 7 Water Agency.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff