Meet Us Next Tuesday at the Capitol; Sign Up for our Annual Water Summit, Water Leaders Alum Reunion and Our Last Tour of 2022
The team at the Water Education Foundation is gearing up for a busy fall programming season. Check out the details below. We hope to see you at some point!
Workplace Giving, Oct. 4:
The Water Education Foundation will be among the nonprofits gathered at the west steps of the Capitol in Sacramento next Tuesday (Oct. 4) to kick off the Our Promise workplace giving campaign for state employees who work at the California Department of Water Resources, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board and other state agencies.
Stop by and meet some of our team during the event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and learn more about how we carry out our mission.
2023 Water Leader Apps Coming Soon:
Thinking of applying for our next Water Leaders class? Applications are coming soon for our 2023 class and will be due in early December. Start by checking out the program requirements; make sure you have the time to commit to the program next year and approval from your organization to apply.
Water Leaders Reunion, Oct. 26:
We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our California Water Leaders program with a reunion for alumni going back to the inaugural year of 1997.
Join your fellow Water Leader graduates Oct. 26 for a special event at a rustic, relaxed venue along the American River in Sacramento with lawn games, happy hour, dinner and plenty of social time to catch up with your fellow cohort members and others.
If you went through our Water Leaders program but didn’t receive the email invitation, you can contact Executive Director Jenn Bowles via email.
Water Summit, Oct. 27:
The Water Education Foundation’s 2022 Water Summit will return in-person on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Sacramento with the theme, Rethinking Water in the West, to engage and inform attendees with conversations about critical issues affecting water statewide and across the West.
Now in its 38th year, our premier annual event will gather leading experts and top policymakers to reexamine our relationship with water resources through lively discussions on topics such as the state’s water rights system, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and broad water management ideas including a progress report on compliance efforts with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
A full agenda will be available soon, but in the meantime learn more about the Water Summit’s keynote speaker, science journalist and author Erica Gies. She will explore what she calls “Slow Water” innovations that can potentially offer resilience to the increasing severity of droughts and floods brought on by climate change.
The Water Summit is an ideal event 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. Register here!
San Joaquin River Restoration Tour, Nov. 2-3:
Only a few seats are left for an opportunity to immerse yourself in the story of restoring a river’s self-sustaining spring-run chinook salmon population while also balancing water supply needs during the return of our 2-day, 1-night San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 2-3. Participants will travel along the river as it weaves across a historic farming region from Friant Dam near Fresno to the confluence of the Merced River to learn firsthand about the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. A variety of perspectives on the river’s restoration and how the challenges of the plan are being worked out will be highlighted. Register here!