‘Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond’ Feb. 18-19 Course to Feature Author David Sedlak
Join the Water Education Foundation for “Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond,” Feb. 18-19 at the University of California, Davis, an extremely informative and enlightening session on the factors that enabled California to be one of the largest economies on the planet, the challenges currently faced with the historic drought and how everyone can do their part to ensure a sustainable water future while preserving and protecting the state’s precious natural resources.
Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond
This third annual course, appropriately held on a university campus, will teach participants everything they need to know about California’s natural water environment, its system of water rights, where water goes, the balancing of supply and demand and the institutions in charge of guarding and safekeeping water for future generations.
Instructor and Course Syllabus Information
David Sedlak, author of “Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource,” UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the Berkeley Water Center, will highlight the proceedings.
California is facing an historic drought; Friday, state water officials announced that they were dropping projected State Water Project deliveries to zero – one day after a snow survey revealed the average snowfall for this time of year is only 12 percent of average. Now is the time to learn about the scope and scale of what makes water work in California.
Sharing their wealth and countless years of water-related knowledge at the day and a half course will also be the following:
- Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation and a veteran of the California water wars,
- Dennis O’Connor, longtime consultant to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, and
- Byron Buck, executive director of the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency.
Day two of the course features a governance primer for water district directors that will include the roles and responsibilities of a director, legal requirements of board members and points on understanding the news media.
The course will be especially beneficial to water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, legislators, legislative staff, media, advocates, stakeholders, environmentalists, public interest organizations and water district directors.
How to Sign Up
The course schedule is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Cost: $250. Registration fee includes all educational materials, coffee breaks, lunch on Feb. 18, and a graduation certificate upon completion of the day and a half course.
Learn more about the course and how to register at the Foundation’s website. For more information, call 916.444.6240.