Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in California, the one-day workshop on April 8 gave attendees a deeper understanding of the state’s most precious natural resource.
The workshop, held at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento,
was beneficial to water resource industry staff, engineering
and environmental firm personnel, city council members, county
supervisors, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates,
attorneys, environmentalists, public interest organizations,
water district directors and others.
Attendees had the option to hit the road with us a day early on Thursday, April 7, for a journey around the Sacramento region to explore groundwater, a key resource in California. Led by Foundation staff and groundwater experts, the tour visited cities and farms using groundwater, examined a subsidence measuring station, provided the latest updates on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and more.
“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.”
The April 8 workshop was held inside the Lecture Hall at McGeorge School of Law, 3327 5th Ave., Sacramento, CA, 95817
The optional one-day groundwater tour on April 7 departed from and returned to the McGeorge School of Law campus. Check-in will began at 7:30 a.m. with departure at 8:00 a.m. and arrived back to campus no later than 6:30 p.m.
April 8 Workshop Only: $259 and included refreshments, lunch and materials.
April 8 Workshop and April 7 Groundwater Tour: $485 and included refreshments, lunch and materials during both the workshop and the tour.
Please note: Participants could only attend the tour as part of registration for the workshop the following day.
A limited amount of scholarship funding was available to pay for a portion of the April 8 workshop. Scholarships were awarded based on a few factors, including:
The Foundation continues to monitor developments with COVID-19
and anticipates low levels of infection rates by the event date
based on current projections.
Precautions will be implemented during the event including enhanced sanitation protocols, a mask requirement aboard the motorcoach and encouraged mask use within indoor spaces, and a modified agenda/itinerary to maximize the use of outdoor/open-air space when possible.
Despite these mitigating circumstances, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. All participants should consider their personal choices around harm reduction and risk tolerance in the face of current variants and the likelihood of additional variants emerging in the future.
Acceptance of an assumption of risk waiver is required during registration.
We ask participants not to attend if, within 72 hours of the event date, they have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC).
Regardless of vaccination status, participants must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event date IF they have tested positive or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the event date.
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund was three weeks
prior to the date of the event due to vendor commitments.
Substitutions were allowed up to five business days before the
event. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable and the remaining amount
may be subject to an additional processing fee.
We recognize that unexpected conflicts with our events and tours can occur from time to time. The Water Education Foundation recommends you consider arranging travel insurance from a provider of your choice soon after registration to protect against such unfortunate events.
Continuing education credits were available for California attorneys for an additional fee, and was potentially available for water plant/wastewater plant operators and other vocations/professions.