Registration Open for Spring Events Highlighting Drought, Groundwater
Our 2015 spring event season is underway with a line-up of top speakers and key water issues, such as groundwater and drought, on the agendas. Each event is linked to a page with more details and an online registration form. Some events are free but seating is limited so register soon.
The premier event is our March 25 Executive Briefing at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center in Sacramento. Attend this day-long conference and learn about the drought, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the water bond, the Colorado River, Salton Sea and the Delta from some of the top policymakers in water, including DWR Director Mark Cowin and Principal Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Jennifer Gimbel.
The continuing drought and water project operations are the focus of a FREE drought briefing in Fresno on March 19. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State. Attend this event and learn how current hydrologic conditions are affecting water project operations and conditions in the Delta and the actions being taken in response. Seating is limited; register today.
Seats are available on two upcoming tours: the March 11-13 Lower Colorado River Tour and the April 22-24 Central Valley Tour. The Lower Colorado River Tour includes a boat ride on Lake Mead, which recently reached a historic low point. Early bird registration for the Central Valley Tour ends March 22 so register now.
“The Future of Agriculture in the Central Valley” will be the focus of the presentation by Dan Dooley at the annual Anne J. Schneider Lecture on April 29 in Sacramento. The lecture will be presented by Dan Dooley, a distinguished policy leader and attorney known for successfully bridging the environmental and economic considerations in natural resources conflicts. This lecture is FREE but seating is limited.
On May 21-22 the focus will be on Integrated Regional Water Management 2.0: The Next Generation. Cosponsored by DWR and the Foundation in partnership with the Roundtable of Regions, presentations at this San Diego conference will focus on how IRWM plans have helped California move forward in tackling some of the state’s biggest water challenges.