Past Events

Overview

Archive of Past Events

Foundation Event

Water 101 Workshop
Learn the Basics and Beyond of this Critical Resource

Participants had an opportunity to learn from top experts at our popular Water 101 Workshop in the Sacramento area, held on February 4-5, 2016. This daylong workshop with an optional second, half-day offered the opportunity to learn about California water basics, hot topics and water district board member governance.

Foundation Event

The Challenges of the 2015 Drought: Water Project Operations

March 19 Briefing Cosponsored by California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation

In cooperation with Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State

Water year 2015 follows the record-dry three-year period of 2012-2014. Last year’s severely dry hydrology resulted in water allocation cutbacks to State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project contractors. As we approach the end of 2015’s rainy season hydrologic conditions are better than last year, but drought impacts remain.

Fresno State
Fresno, CA
Foundation Event

2015 Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
West Sacramento

This day-and-a-half course, typically offered once a year in Northern California, offered the opportunity to learn the California water basics, hot topics and water district board member governance.

Water 101 is open to anyone interested in learning more about the history of and the management structure of water in California, and about the key water issues facing the state – including the ongoing drought, the new groundwater law and the 2014 water bond.

Foundation Event

Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Rancho Cucamonga

The SoCal Water 101, sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, was held October 2-3, 2014 at the Cucamonga Valley Water District’s Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga. This day-and-a-half course was designed for anyone interested in learning more about the history of and the management structure of water in California, and about the key water issues facing the state. There was an optional afternoon tour of the district’s nearby Lloyd W. Michael Water Treatment Plant on October 3.

Educational sessions October 2 included:

2014 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference

The 6th Annual Santa Ana River Watershed conference was held October 14, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside.

The event was convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation.

What is One Water One Watershed (OWOW)?

OWOW is an innovative Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) planning process being developed within the Santa Ana River Watershed.

Foundation Event

2014 Executive Briefing

The Water Education Foundation’s 2014 Executive Briefing was held March 27 at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake and Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento CA.

At this one-day event, top policymakers and leading stakeholders provided attendees with crucial information on:

Foundation Event

2014 The Science Behind Delta Climate Change Impacts
A Practical Workshop: The Science Behind Delta Climate Change Impacts

This free workshop was held February 13, 2014 at the West Sacramento Civic Center.

At this one-day workshop, scientists from federal, state and local agencies discussed the research on climate change and how it will impact the resources, agricultural enterprises, businesses and residents in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Among topics to be discussed:

Foundation Event

2014 Delta Habitat Workshops
Finding Ways to Restore Delta Habitat and Protect Property Owners

Two free workshops were held in be held in the Delta in January 2014 to discuss habitat restoration and neighboring landowner’s concerns.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Mokelumne High School Auditorium
146 Primasing Avenue
Courtland, CA 95615
1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roberts Union Farm Center
4925 Howard Road
Stockton, CA 95206
1-5 p.m.

Foundation Event

2014 Water 101 Workshop
The Basics and Beyond

Water 101, sponsored by the Water Education Foundation was held  February 18-19, 2014, on the UC Davis campus. This day and a half course was designed for anyone interested in learning more about the history of and the management structure of water in California, and about the key water issues facing the state. The course is especially beneficial to water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates, stakeholders, environmentalists, public interest organizations and water district directors.

Foundation Event

2013 IWM Summit
Explore a Vision for the Future

Sponsored by:

The Integrated Water Management Summit in Sacramento on April 3 provided a unique opportunity to build understanding about California’s commitment to improve public safety, foster environmental stewardship, and support economic stability using a holistic approach. Click here to watch a video of the entire proceedings.

Foundation Event

2013 IRWM Conference
Transforming the Water Management Culture

Integrated Regional Water Management is a collaborative effort to manage all aspects of water resources in a region. This event brought representatives from water and flood management agencies, city and county governments, environmental protection, business, technology, and academia together for an in-depth conversation about advancing IRWM in California.

Foundation Event

2012 Delta Levee Standards Conference

Sponsored by

Delta Protection Commission and Water Education Foundation

With Support from

ATKINS * Central Delta Water Agency * Contra Costa Water District * Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. * MBK Engineers * South Delta Water Agency * The Dutra Group * The Nature Conservancy

Additional Assistance

American Rivers * Natural Resources Defense Council * Planning and Conservation League

500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA
Foundation Event

Remote Sensing Workshop 2012

On September 27-28, 2012, a special remote sensing workshop was held in San Diego to bring technical experts, academics and water policy leaders together to learn about this technology’s potential water management benefits. The workshop was sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund, NASA, the California Water Foundation and the Water Education Foundation.

Foundation Event

2011 Remote Sensing Applications for U.S. – Mexico Border Water Management

The purpose of this day-and-a-half workshop was to provide water managers on both sides of the border with an overview of remote sensing data and tools that could be applied to binational water management issues, building on experience gained from NASA’s recent research project (funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) to demonstrate potential use of existing remote sensing data sets for water resources applications in California.

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