2015 Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
This day-and-a-half course, typically offered once a year in Northern California, offered the opportunity to learn the California water basics, hot topics and water district board member governance.
Water 101 is open to anyone interested in learning more about the history of and the management structure of water in California, and about the key water issues facing the state – including the ongoing drought, the new groundwater law and the 2014 water bond.
The course will be beneficial to water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, city council members, county supervisors, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates, attorneys, stakeholders, environmentalists, public interest organizations and water district directors.
The optional Day 2 is particularly geared toward elected officials serving on water boards. It will be especially helpful to newly elected officials.
Top speakers included:
Lester Snow, former California natural resources secretary and director of the state Department of Water Resources who now heads the California Water Foundation, discussing the drought, groundwater crisis and other hot topics.
Tina Cannon Leahy, Principal Consultant, California Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee, on understanding and how to work with the state Legislature and current legislative proposals.
Kim Delfino, California Water Commission member and California director for Defenders of Wildlife, on the next steps for the water bond that was approved by voters in November and the increasing role of recycled water and other alternative supplies.
Feb. 5: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 6: 9 a.m. to Noon
Civic Center Galleria
1110 West Capitol Ave.
West Sacramento, CA 95691