Seats Filling Fast for our Water Summit & Water Leaders Alum Reunion; Join Nov. 9 Q&A on 2023 Water Leader Apps
And don't forget our last tour of the 2022 season along the San Joaquin River
Seats are filling up fast for our remaining fall events, so grab a ticket while you can. Also, check out our virtual Q&A session on Nov. 9 for those interested in applying for next year’s Water Leaders class. More details below.
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.
Speakers include Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources; and Felicia Marcus, former State Water Board chair now with Stanford’s Water in the West program.
Our lunch keynote speaker is 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!
Water Leaders Reunion, Oct. 26:
Seats are filling up fast for a reunion of alums of our California Water Leaders marking the program’s 25th anniversary.
Join your fellow Water Leader graduates on 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 an invitation, you can contact Executive Director Jenn Bowles via email.
2023 Water Leader Apps Virtual Q&A Session, Nov. 9:
Applications are coming soon for our 2023 class, which 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.
Then sign up here to join a virtual Q&A session on Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. with Jenn Bowles, our executive director, to get a program overview and advice on applying!
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!