Registration Open for Virtual Journey into Key California Water Region
Bay-Delta Tour includes overview presentation, exclusive video tour screening and live Q&A with experts on the state's vital water hub
Join us for an Oct. 8 virtual journey into California’s most critical and controversial water region in the state: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals, supports the state’s two large water systems – the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project – and together with the San Francisco Bay is an important ecological resource.
Water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers join at the Delta, serving farms, cities and an estuary, before heading south via canals and aqueducts to provide drinking water for 19 million Southern Californians and irrigation to 3 million acres of farmland that helps feed the nation.
The three-hour virtual journey will include:
- An overview presentation of the region’s critical topics
- A guided video tour of key locations — farms, wetlands, infrastructure, wildlife habitats — to provide a stronger understanding of a variety of water supply issues and the latest policy developments
- Live Q&A with experts featured in the video in chat rooms where attendees can dive deeper into the topics
What attendees said about our Aug. 6 virtual Headwaters Tour:
“Amazing event. Thank you so much. WEF is an amazing resource to the water community, which is everyone!”
“Great job! I want to see all this in person. Will have to be on the bus next year.”
“Thank you to all WEF staff for putting together such a great tour. Your ability to adapt is fantastic, and I hope that you produce more virtual tours like this.”
As COVID-19 makes social distancing during in-person, multi-day bus tours challenging, the Foundation is finding ways to keep its mission moving forward. We look forward to the day when in-person tours can resume.
Send Nick Gray, our programs manager, any questions via email.