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WELL 2018 Annual Conference
Water, Weather and Warning! Is your community prepared for extreme weather events?

Water Education for Latino Leaders is convening a statewide educational water conference in Sacramento for California local elected officials.

Local elected officials can make a difference for all Californians by taking the necessary steps to understand the dynamic of California water to assure adequate clean water for our communities, protect our natural resources and our local economies. WELL’s hope is to facilitate understanding towards comprehensive long-term water policies that will sustain California’s economy and quality of life. 

The Water Education Foundation is an organizing partner.

Other Event

2018 Anne Schneider Lecture

Kevin O’Brien, a leading water rights attorney at Downey Brand, and Maurice Hall, with Environmental Defense Fund, will be the distinguished lecturers for the 2018 Anne Schneider Lecture.

O’Brien and Hall will discuss whether California can successfully integrate groundwater and surface water under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Passed in 2014, the law ushered in a new era of groundwater management with the goal for local and regional agencies to develop and implement sustainable groundwater management plans with the state as the backstop.

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Lower Colorado River Tour participants at Hoover Dam.
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Lower Colorado River Tour 2018
Field Trip - April 11-13

Explore the lower Colorado River where virtually every drop of the river is allocated, yet demand is growing from myriad sources — increasing population, declining habitat, drought and climate change.

The 1,450-mile river is a lifeline to 40 million people in the Southwest across seven states and Mexico. How the Lower Basin states – Arizona, California and Nevada – use and manage this water to meet agricultural, urban, environmental and industrial needs is the focus of this tour.

Hampton Inn Tropicana
4975 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Paleo Drought Workshop
Using the Past to Improve Drought Preparedness Now

This year’s dry winter in Southern California is a reminder of the need for ongoing drought planning and preparedness.  

A workshop on April 19th in San Pedro is intended to help Southern California water agencies and others who want to gain information for improving drought preparedness and updating Urban Water Management Plans. The workshop is sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Water Education Foundation.

DoubleTree by Hilton
2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Tour Dan Scott

Bay-Delta Tour 2018
Field Trip - May 16-18

We will travel deep into California’s water hub and traverse the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that supports the state’s water system and is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource. The tour will make its way to San Francisco Bay, and includes a ferry ride.

Headwaters tour participants on a hike in the Sierra Nevada.
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Headwaters Tour 2018
Field Trip - June 28 & 29

Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our water supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality. Join us as we head into the foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout the state. 

GEI (Tour Starting Point)
2868 Prospect Park Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
Foundation Event

Water Education Foundation’s 2018 Water Summit
Sept. 20th - Save The Date for Event by the Sacramento River

Sacramento RiverSave the date for the 2018 Water Summit, the Water Education Foundation’s premiere event of the year. Registration and more details about the Sept. 20, 2018 event are coming soon!

The daylong conference will be held in Sacramento along California’s largest and longest river, the Sacramento River, where we’ll eat lunch and network at the reception outside.

The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
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Northern California Tour 2018
Field Trip - October 10 - 12

Explore the Sacramento River and its tributaries through a scenic landscape as we learn about the issues associated with a key source for the state’s water supply. All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. This year, special attention will be paid to the flood event at Oroville Dam and the efforts to repair the dam spillway before the next rainy season. 

This 3-day, 2-night tour travels across the Sacramento Valley and follows the river north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Lake Shasta, where participants take a houseboat ride.

Fishery worker capturing a fish in the San Joaquin River.

San Joaquin River Restoration Tour 2018
Field Trip - November 7-8

Participants of this tour snake along the San Joaquin River to learn firsthand about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration plans.

The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history, ending in a 2006 settlement between the federal government, Friant Water Authority and a coalition of environmental groups.