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

Water Year 2016: San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Conditions
Free June 1 Briefing in Fresno

Although water year 2016 is an improvement over the previous four severely dry years drought conditions persist, with low water allocations for many San Joaquin Valley agricultural water users.  Valley groundwater levels continue to decline as surface water shortages are made up by groundwater pumping.

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CSU Fresno
Fresno, CA

International Groundwater Conference
Karen Ross, Lester Snow among speakers at conference linking science and policy in San Francisco

Sponsorships and Exhibitor Opportunities Now Available!

Organized by the Water Education Foundation and the UC Davis Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy Eventbrite - International Groundwater Conference will provide scientists, policymakers, agricultural and environmental stakeholders, government officials and consultants with the latest scientific, management, legal and policy advances for sustaining our groundwater resources in agricultural regions around the world.

Check out the UC Davis website for more information and a preliminary program for the 2016 conference.

Groundwater is the lifeline for many rural and agricultural regions and their associated cultures and populations around the globe and a cornerstone of global food production. Image of International Groundwater Conference Groundwater constitutes nearly half the world’s drinking water and much of the world’s irrigation water supply.

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1333 Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010