Event Calendar


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Headwaters Tour 2018
Field Trip - June 28 & 29 (Sold out! Join Waitlist)

Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our water supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality.

Headwaters tour participants on a hike in the Sierra Nevada.

Join us as we head into the foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout the state. 

GEI (Tour Starting Point)
2868 Prospect Park Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
Other Event Jennifer Bowles

Urban Water Institute’s 25th Annual Water Conference

The Urban Water Institute is hosting its 25th Annual Water Conference in San Diego with the theme, “Making Water Fun Again.”

Among the speakers will be Jennifer Bowles, executive director of the Water Education Foundation. A veteran journalist, she will be a panelist on “Working with the Media in Changing Times.”


Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Water Education Foundation’s 2018 Water Summit
Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman to give keynote address; sponsorships available for premiere event on Sept. 20th

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.

Eventbrite - The Water Education Foundation's 35th Annual Water Summit

The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

Northern California Tour 2018
Field Trip - October 10 - 12

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. This year, special attention will be paid to the flood event at Oroville Dam and the efforts to repair the dam spillway before the next rainy season. 

This 3-day, 2-night tour travels across the Sacramento Valley and follows the river north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Lake Shasta, where participants take a houseboat ride.


San Joaquin River Restoration Tour 2018
Field Trip - November 7-8

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.

Fishery worker capturing a fish in the San Joaquin River.

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.