Events

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Events

Each year, the Foundation organizes conferences, workshops and special events devoted to specific issues surrounding water. The Foundation’s annual Water Summit, typically held in the fall, features speakers from various interest groups, the state Legislature and governmental agencies who play important roles in making policy decisions about water. Other conferences have focused on climate change, groundwater, the Delta, flood management and drought. We also host an annual Water 101 workshop as well as other workshops. Some conferences are conducted in partnership with state agencies and other organizations.

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Winter Outlook Workshop
Dec. 8th Workshop in Irvine Will Focus on Ability to Predict Winter Precipitation

The past three-year span, 2019 to 2022, has officially been the driest ever statewide going back to 1895 when modern records began in California. But this most recent period of overall drought has also seen big swings from very wet to very dry stretches such as the 2021-2022 water year that went from a relatively wet Oct.-Dec. beginning to the driest Jan.-March period in the state’s history.

With La Niña conditions predicted to persist into this winter, what can reliably be said about the prospects for Water Year 2023? Does La Niña really mean anything for California or is it all washed up as a predictor in this new reality of climate whiplash, and has any of this affected our reliance on historical patterns to forecast California’s water supply?

Find out what efforts are being made to improve sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) precipitation forecasting for California and the Colorado River Basin at our one-day Winter Outlook Workshop December 8 in Irvine, CA.

Click here to register!

Beckman Center
Huntington Room
100 Academy Way
Irvine, California 92617