Each year, the Foundation organizes conferences and workshops devoted to specific issues surrounding water. The Foundation’s annual Executive Briefing, held each spring in Sacramento, features speakers from stakeholder groups, the Legislature and governmental agencies who play important roles in making policy decisions about water. Past conferences have focused on climate change, the Delta, flood management and drought. Many of these conferences are conducted in partnership with state agencies and other organizations.
The 2018 Water Summit, the Water Education Foundation’s premiere event of the year, will feature critical conversations about water in California and the West revolving around the theme: Facing Reality from the Headwaters to the Delta.
The summit will be held Sept. 20 in Sacramento along California’s largest and longest river, the Sacramento River, where we’ll network at the reception outside.
The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
Land subsidence caused by groundwater pumping has been observed in the San Joaquin Valley for decades. Increased reliance on aquifers during the last decade resulted in subsidence rates in excess of a foot per year in some parts of the region.
While subsidence was minimal in 2017 due to one of the wettest years on record, any return to dry conditions would likely set the stage for subsidence to resume as the region relies more heavily on groundwater than surface water.
Fresno State University
Alice Peters Auditorium
Fresno, CA 93740
Please save the date for the 2019 State of the Santa Ana Watershed Conference to be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Fullerton.
The conference will feature topics key to the watershed that winds through San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties, such as the One Water One Watershed Plan Update 2018, habitat plans, conservation and conjunctive use programs, and efforts to engage disadvantaged communities in water decisions.
Cal State Fullerton, University Conference Center 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton 92831
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