2017 Executive Briefing
Sen. Robert Hertzberg to give keynote lunch address; experts to address Oroville spillway, dam safety and flood management

With a theme focusing on “Wave of Change: Breaking the Status Quo,” the Water Education Foundation’s 34th annual Executive Briefing will be held March 23 in Sacramento. The event will examine new approaches to water management, tools to extend supplies, plans to prepare for drought, and the intersection between politics and policy.

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This premiere water conference will offer you the opportunity to hear from top policymakers and leading stakeholders on key water topics:

  • Record Rain, Reservoirs and Flood Management
  • Tapping New Sources: Water for the 21st Century
  • Getting Smarter About Water: Putting Data to Work
  • Lifeline of the Southwest: Working to Avoid a Colorado River Shortage
  • How the Water Flows: Update on the Proposed Delta Water Quality Plan

Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys and chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, will give the keynote lunch address on developments following the Oroville Dam Spillway incident and other water-related legislation.

Frances Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, will kick off the festivities as the opening keynote, looking back at her 30-year career protecting the state’s most precious natural resource.

Scroll down to check out the draft agenda under “related links” at the bottom of this page.

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.

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

The briefing will be held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West hotel, 2200 Harvard St. On site registration and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m., with an opening welcome by Executive Director Jennifer Bowles at 8:45 a.m. followed by Fran Spivy-Weber’s opening keynote at 9 a.m. The event will adjourn at 5 p.m. to a hosted networking reception.

Sponsorships and Exhibitor opportunities available!

Click here for more information on sponsorships and exhibitor information. Or contact Beth Stern for more information on those opportunities.

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Registration is $250 for major contributors to the Foundation; $350 for non-contributors. New for 2017: a special $175 rate for NGOs and university professors/students.

MCLE Credits

This event is eligible for six MCLE credits. Attorneys can sign up to get these credits for an additional $100. Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the Eventbrite ticket.

If you have any registration questions, email Vanessa Morganstern or call her at 916-444-6240.

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA