Each year, the Foundation organizes conferences and workshops devoted to specific issues surrounding water. The Foundation’s annual Executive Briefing, held each spring in Sacramento, features speakers from stakeholder groups, the Legislature and governmental agencies who play important roles in making policy decisions about water. Past conferences have focused on climate change, the Delta, flood management and drought. Many of these conferences are conducted in partnership with state agencies and other organizations.

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2017 Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Feb. 2 & 3 in West Sacramento (Sold out! Join the wait list below)

One of our most popular events, Water 101 details the history, geography, legal and political facets of water in California as well as hot topics currently facing the state.

Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the state, the one-day workshop with an optional second half-day gives attendees a deeper understanding of the state’s most precious natural resource.

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2017 Executive Briefing
March 23 in Sacramento – Registration now open!

With a theme focusing on “Wave of Change: Breaking the Status Quo,” the Water Education Foundation’s 34th annual Executive Briefing will be held March 23 in Sacramento. The event will examine new approaches to water management, tools to extend supplies, plans to prepare for drought, and the intersection between politics and policy.

Register below!

This premiere water conference will offer you the opportunity to hear from top policymakers and leading stakeholders on key water topics:

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA
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2017 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference
May 25 in Ontario - Sponsorships Available

The Santa Ana River Watershed Conference will be held May 25, 2017 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario.

The daylong event – convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation – will examine pressing issues key to the watershed that spans Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Join us to discuss the importance of the Santa River Watershed and how, through powerful partnerships, we can find resilient solutions to  improve the quality and reliability of the region’s water supply.