Annual Water Summit to Focus on Critical Issues from the Headwaters to the Delta
Registration now open for Sept. 20th event in Sacramento; some sponsorship opportunities still available
Our annual Water Summit, being held Sept. 20, will feature critical conversations about water in California and the West revolving around the theme: Facing Reality from the Headwaters to the Delta.
As debate continues to swirl around longer-term remedies for California’s water challenges, the theme reflects the need for straightforward dialogue about more immediate, on-the-ground solutions.
Some of the key topics featured will include:
- California’s Headwaters: With 60 percent of California’s developed water supply at risk due to prolonged droughts, tree mortality and climate change, are there enough programs, partners and funding to outpace the increased threats?
- Human Right to Water: What progress has been made since 2012 when California became the first state in the nation to legislatively recognize the human right to water? What more needs to be done?
- Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The challenges are many and complex in California’s water hub. What projects on the ground are helping and what more can be done?
Brenda Burman, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will give the keynote address, talking about federal water issues along the Colorado River and in California involving the Central Valley Project.