This year’s conference theme is “Our Estuary at an Intersection.”Intersections are decision points and places where crossroads meet. The management of the Bay-Delta ecosystem sits at the crossroads of geography, ecology, economy, culture, and resource management. Navigating the intersection has direct implications for statewide water supply and efforts to improve the aquatic ecosystem for fisheries, recreation and tourism.
September 10-12, 2018
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, California
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
The Western Groundwater Congress annual conference will focus on Western groundwater quality and groundwater resources. The three-day, four-track event will feature world-class technical presentations on contaminants, SGMA legislation, water resources and other special topics.
DoubleTree by Hilton
2001 Point West Way
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
Explore the Sacramento River and its tributaries through a scenic landscape as we learn about the issues associated with a key source for the state’s water supply.
All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. Tour participants will get an on-site update of repair efforts on the Oroville Dam spillway.
This 3-day, 2-night excursion travels across the Sacramento Valley and follows the river north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Lake Shasta, where participants take a houseboat tour.
Participants of this tour snake along the San Joaquin River to learn firsthand about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration plans.
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history, ending in a 2006 settlement between the federal government, Friant Water Authority and a coalition of environmental groups.
The Association of California Water Agencies is holding its 2018 Fall Conference & Exhibition Nov. 27 – 30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
Water industry professionals can attend a variety of programs including: Statewide issue forums, Town Hall discussions, regional programs and sessions covering a wide range of topics including groundwater management, water rates issues, crisis communications, affordable drinking water issues, municipal finance, and more.
At the annual conference, CRWUA members and other stakeholders throughout the Colorado River Basin will discuss the major issues affecting the sharing, use and further development of the Colorado River Basin’s water supply.
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