Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Tickets for annual workshop still available; get on wait list for Delta Tour the next day
One of our most popular events, Water 101 details the history, geography, legal and political facets of water in California as well as hot topics currently facing the state.
Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the state, the one-day workshop gives attendees a deeper understanding of the state’s most precious natural resource.
New for 2018: Optional Tour of the Delta
Jump aboard the bus the next day to visit 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.
Please note: The Delta Tour is sold out. To get on the waiting list, register for the ‘workshop only’ through the orange Eventbrite link below. Then send an email to Vanessa Morganstern to get on the tour wait list.
The annual workshop, to be held at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, 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.
What attendees say about our Water 101 Workshop:
“Great workshop. Loved it! Learned a lot and I feel inspired.”
“Outstanding in all aspects. Great job done by everyone.”
“You folks put on phenomenal events: Well thought-out agenda, logical order, fantastic speakers, and ample breaks/networking opportunities.”
Jennifer Harder, Assistant Professor at McGeorge Law School, providing an overview of California’s water rights system.
Dennis O’Connor, Principal Consultant for the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, on working with and understanding the state Legislature and current legislative proposal involving water.
Keith Coolidge, Executive Manager of External Affairs for the Delta Stewardship Council, providing a close-up view of the Delta.
Educational Sessions During the Workshop Include:
- History and geography of California water
- The legal and institutional management framework
- A focused session on the Delta, the hub of California’s water system
- Water use and demand
- Climate change impacts to water resources
- Water rights
- Water bills in the Legislature
Delta Tour Details:
On Day 2, we will travel along the Sacramento River into the heart of the Delta as expert water managers and engineers guide us through this unique ecosystem.
The tour will make several stops to view water intake facilities, levees, restoration projects, a farm and more! Our tour will include a tour of the fish screens and pumps at Clifton Court Forebay, a key component of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project.
The Feb. 22 workshop will be held at McGeorge School of Law in Classroom C. The address for the campus is 3200 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA, 95817
See/download map on upper left of this webpage for location of Classroom C on the campus.
Pickup for the Delta Tour on Feb. 23 will be at a parking lot on the law school campus.
Feb. 22 Workshop Only: $225 and includes lunch, coffee breaks and materials.
Feb. 22 Workshop and Delta Tour (Feb. 23): $400 and includes lunch on the first day, coffee breaks and materials. During the tour, it includes includes lunch, snacks, drinks and materials.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is February 8, 2018. Substitutions can be made three days prior to event.
This event is eligible for MCLE credits for attorneys for an extra charge. Please see details when clicking over to Eventbrite to register.