Free Briefing June 4 — ‘Drought 2014: The Challenge of Water Project Operations’
2014 is one of California’s driest years on record, creating challenging hydrologic conditions for operations of the state and federal projects that move water across the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and to much of California.
Attend this free briefing on Wednesday, June 4, at the Sacramento Convention Center and learn about water project challenges.
“The Challenges of the 2014 Drought: Water Project Operations,” is sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Water Education Foundation.
Topics to be discussed include:
- The present drought in comparison to past droughts;
- Actions to implement measures in Governor Brown’s drought emergency proclamation;
- Water project hydrologic and operational constraints; and
- Expected operational conditions this summer.
Speakers will include representatives from DWR, the State Water Resources Control Board and the federal Bureau of Reclamation.
This one-day briefing is for anyone interested in understanding how this year’s extreme hydrology is affecting water project operations. The briefing will be geared toward members of the media, elected officials, legislative aides, 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.
Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., the program will run from 9:15 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee will be served but lunch is on your own.