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.

Foundation Event

Drought and the Delta
Free Oct. 25 Briefing in Stockton

Five years of drought have severely taxed California’s rivers, reservoirs and groundwater. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – the hub of California’s water supply, an agricultural center and a crucial ecological resource – hasn’t been immune from the impacts of the prolonged drought.

At this free one-day briefing in Stockton on Oct. 25, keynote speaker Jay Lund, Director of the UC Center for Watershed Sciences, and other experts will discuss the drought’s effects on the Delta.

Other confirmed speakers include Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George, Michelle Banonis, Manager of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office, Michael Dettinger, senior scientist and research hydrologist at USGS, and Peter Moyle, one of the foremost experts on California’s freshwater fish.

Eventbrite - Drought and the Delta

Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium
525 N. Center Street
Stockton, CA
Foundation Event

2017 Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Feb. 2 & 3 in West Sacramento

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.

Eventbrite - Water 101 Workshop

Foundation Event

2017 Executive Briefing
March 23 in Sacramento – Save the date!

Top policymakers discussing the key water issues of the day is a major draw of the Foundation’s flagship event along with a networking reception and silent auction. The 34th annual Executive Briefing will be held March 23 in Sacramento.

Each year this event explores major points of water policy including groundwater management, Delta conveyance, climate change, floods and drought, water quality, endangered species and more.

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2017 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference
May 25 in Ontario - Save the date!

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

The daylong event will examine pressing issues key to the watershed that spans Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The event is convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation.

Sponsorship opportunities will also be available. Contact Beth Stern for any questions.