2016 Executive Briefing
Felicia Marcus, John Laird among the speakers

The Water Education Foundation’s flagship event, the 33rd annual Executive Briefing, will be held March 17, 2016 in Sacramento. The theme for this year’s Briefing is “Defining the New Normal.” 

This is the go-to conference for water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.

Confirmed speakers include State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus and California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird. See announcements on the right-hand of this screen for more program information.

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At this one-day event, top policymakers and leading stakeholders will provide you with the crucial information you need on:

  • Thriving During Climate and Water Change: Strategies for the 21st Century
  • Living with the New Normal: El Niño, Water Supply Realities and Continued Conservation Mandates
  • Investing in the Future: Breaking Ground on Funding Sources
  • One Year Later: Implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • State of the Delta: Tunnels, Habitat and More

What participants said about last year’s briefing:

“I really enjoyed the diversity of viewpoints on the panels, very engaging and thought-provoking to hear so many ideas/solutions/interpretations.”

“Very well organized, excellent speakers, non-partisan, well-rounded.”

“WEF is a great organization and I was happy to see the silent auction with a wide selection of fun items that people could bid on – more fun than just writing a check.”

The Briefing ends about 5 p.m. and is followed by a reception where attendees have a chance to network with speakers and other attendees. This year’s reception is sponsored by Downey Brand.

In addition, we host a silent auction to benefit our Water Leaders program. Items up for bid often include lunches with key people in the water world, hotel stays and wine baskets.

Sponsorships available! 

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The 2016 event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with the program starting at 8:30 a.m.

Price includes coffee and pastries, lunch, hand-out materials and a hosted reception. Deadline to cancel for full refund is March 3, 2016. Substitutions can be made until three days prior to event.

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Doubletree by Hilton
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815



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