Registration Now Open for October 27 Water Summit in Sacramento
Our annual premier event along the Sacramento River part of an engaging fall program schedule
You can now register for the in-person return of the Foundation’s 38th annual Water Summit, a one-day conference highlighting the latest information and perspectives on water resources in California and the West. The event includes an evening reception along California’s largest and longest river, the Sacramento River, for an opportunity to network with speakers and other attendees from a variety of backgrounds.
Our fall schedule also includes:
- A reunion for our Water Leaders graduates to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program
- Tours exploring California’s two largest rivers, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin, to learn more about infrastructure, the impacts on farms, cities and habitat from a third year of drought and salmon restoration efforts.
Check out the details below to learn more about these fall programs.
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. Now in its 38th year, our premier annual event will engage and inform attendees with conversations about critical issues affecting water statewide and across the West while connecting directly with leading experts and top policymakers.
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!
We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our California Water Leaders program the day before our Water Summit with a reunion for alumni going back to the inaugural year of 1997.
Join your fellow Water Leader graduates Oct. 26 for an event to mark this special occasion. The celebration will be hosted in Sacramento along the American River in a rustic, relaxed venue 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 last week to register, make sure we have your current contact information. You can contact Executive Director Jenn Bowles via email or update a contact form here.
You can also join a special LinkedIn page just for Water Leader alums and join in on the conversation about the alum event and find some of your classmates.
You can learn about key reservoirs and infrastructure that transports vital water resources statewide on our 3-day, 2-night Northern California Tour Oct. 12-14. Experts will talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour winds through riparian woodland, rice fields, wildlife refuges and nut orchards across the Sacramento Valley. Tour participants will see firsthand the impacts of drought on critical reservoirs to both the state and federal water projects, explore important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visit potential storage sites and discuss innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration. Register here!
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 status of the river’s restoration and how the challenges of the plan are being worked out will be highlighted. Register here!
To stay up-to-date on the Foundation’s events and tours as they develop, be sure to sign up for our announcements!