Learn from Top Experts, Policymakers at Water 101 Workshop
As drought, El Niño and groundwater issues continue to dominate headlines, attend our popular Water 101 workshop to learn from leading policymakers and experts about key issues associated with the life-sustaining resource.
Among the speakers on the first day of the 1-1/2 day workshop on February 4-5 at the West Sacramento City Hall are:
- 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 crisis of groundwater management and other hot topics
- Dennis O’Connor: Principal Consultant of the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, discussing working with and understanding the state Legislature and current legislative proposals.
- Jennifer Harder: Attorney and McGeorge Law School Professor, providing an overview of California water rights system.
- Paula Landis: Executive Officer of the California Water Commission, providing an update from the agency tasked with allocating $2.7 billion for investments in water storage projects under the 2014 Water Bond known as Prop. 1.
Day two is optional and geared toward new water board directors although anyone can attend. Those sessions offer a governance primer for water district directors, including legal requirements, roles and responsibilities, as well as tips on understanding the news media.
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