Water Summit 2022
38th Annual Event Returns In-Person October 27 in Sacramento
Our 2022 Water Summit, the Water Education Foundation’s premier event of the year, features engaging conversations about critical issues impacting water statewide and across the West revolving around this year’s theme: Rethinking Water in the West.
The in-person event will be hosted on Thursday, October 27, at The Westin Sacramento and includes an evening reception along California’s largest and longest river, the Sacramento River, for an opportunity to network with speakers and other attendees.
In the meantime, learn more about the Water Summit’s keynote speaker, science journalist and author Erica Gies. She will explore what she calls “Slow Water” innovations that can potentially offer resilience to the increasing severity of droughts and floods brought on by climate change.
Now in its 38th year, the Water Summit is an ideal event for water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.
Contact Programs Director Nick Gray via email with any event questions.
Why sponsor the Water Summit?
- Gain publicity for your organization at one of California’s premier water conferences, attended by decision-makers, water agency personnel & board members, state & federal agency representatives and many more
- Receive complimentary tickets to attend the event for members of your organization or your guests
- Receive several benefits at the event, where lunch and the reception will be held outside with a lovely view of the Sacramento River
Sponsorships are available for breaks, lunch and the networking reception. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Water Summit, contact Nick Gray for more information.
Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. and the hosted reception will begin at 5 p.m.
Registration includes refreshments & materials, gourmet lunch and a hosted reception along the Sacramento River.
Foundation members, either individual or organizational, receive a $100 discount on registration for this event. Not a member of the Foundation? Become a member now and receive the registration discount in addition to all the great benefits of Foundation membership!
- General Admission: $385
- Foundation Member: $285
Continuing Education Credits:
Continuing education credits are available for California attorneys for an additional fee, and may be available for water plant/wastewater plant operators and other vocations/professions.
The Foundation continues to monitor any new developments with COVID-19, but an inherent risk of exposure exists in any place where people gather. All attendees 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 for the event.
We ask registrants 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, if any attendee tests positive or is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the event date, they must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event date.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund is two weeks prior to the event. Substitutions are allowed up to three business days before the event. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable and the remaining amount may be subject to an additional processing fee.
Staying at The Westin Sacramento:
The Foundation has set aside a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at The Westin Sacramento for Water Summit attendees. Rooms are available for both Oct. 26th & 27th on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to reserve the room rate is Oct. 8 and they will go fast, so reach out to Nick Gray if you’re interested in securing a room.
4800 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822