Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Virtual Workshop Occurred Afternoons of April 22-23
Our Water 101 Workshop, one of our most popular events, offered attendees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of California’s water history, laws, geography and politics.
Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the state, the workshop was held as an engaging online event on the afternoons of Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23.
Who should attend: The annual workshop acts as a refresher for veteran water professionals and a statewide primer for others.
It is geared toward new water district directors, water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, city council members, county supervisors, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates, attorneys, environmentalists and public interest organizations.
Afternoon Session Schedule:
- 12:30: Event opens for gathering & introductions
- 1:00: Session 1 Presentation
- 2:00: Session 2 Presentation
- 3:00: Session 3 Presentation
- 4:00: Live Q&A Session with all three presenters
- 5:00: Adjournment
- Optional networking social
What attendees say about our Water 101 Workshop:
“Great workshop. Loved it! Learned a lot and I feel inspired.”
“Outstanding in all aspects. Great job done by everyone.”
“You folks put on phenomenal events: Well thought-out agenda, logical order, fantastic speakers, and ample breaks/networking opportunities.”
Educational Sessions During the Workshop Covered:
- History & geography of California water
- Water rights
- The big water projects, including State Water Project & Central Valley Project
- The legal & institutional management framework
- Water use & demand
- Water-related bills in the Legislature
Online Event Details:
This virtual event occurred across two afternoons and included:
- Three sessions per day from experts on the most compelling issues in California water
- Live Q&A with those same experts at the end of each afternoon where participants dove deeper into the topics
- Networking opportunities in optional breakout rooms
In addition, every participant had the option to receive one of the following Foundation Layperson’s Guides:
- Layperson’s Guide to California Water
- Layperson’s Guide to Groundwater
- Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law
- Layperson’s Guide to Climate Change & Water Resources
- Layperson’s Guide to the Delta
- Layperson’s Guide to the Colorado River
Cost was $249 and included the option of receiving one copy of your choice of the Foundation’s Layperson’s Guides on offer.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a California Department of Water Resources employee paying by invoice, you must arrange your DWR purchase order first and provide the P.O. number during registration.
A limited amount of scholarship funding was available to pay for a portion of the event. Contact Programs Manager Nick Gray via email for a scholarship application.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund was three days prior to the virtual workshop. Substitutions were allowed up to two days before the event. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable and the remaining amount may be subject to an additional 10% processing fee.
Continuing Education Credits:
Continuing education credits were available for California attorneys for an additional fee, and may be available for water plant/wastewater plant operators and other vocations/professions.