The 2-day, 1-night tour traveled along the river from Friant
Dam near Fresno to the confluence of the Merced River. As it
weaved across an historic farming region, participants learn
about the status of the river’s restoration and how the
challenges of the plan are being worked out.
The Water Education Foundation marked it 40th Anniversary at the
Sterling Hotel in Sacramento. The celebration was kicked off with
a reunion reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of
our popular Water Leaders
This tour explored the Sacramento River and its tributaries
through a scenic landscape as we learned about the issues
associated with a key source for the state’s water supply. All
together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of
California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State
Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. This year,
special attention was paid to the flood event at Oroville Dam and
the efforts to repair the dam spillway before the next rainy
The Santa Ana River Watershed Conference examined pressing issues
key to the watershed that spans Orange, Riverside and San
The daylong event was held on May 25 at the Ontario Convention
Center in the city of Ontario.
Participants heard about the importance of the Santa Ana River
Watershed and how, through powerful partnerships, the
region can find resilient solutions to improve the
quality and reliability of the local water supply.
Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
One of our most popular events, Water 101 details the history,
geography, legal and political facets of water in California
as well as hot topics currently facing the state.
Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the
state, the one-day workshop with an optional second half-day
gave attendees a deeper understanding of the state’s most
precious natural resource.
This 3-day, 2-night tour traveled the length of the Sacramento
Valley, a major source of water for California.
Experts talked about the history of the Sacramento River as the
tour wends through riparian woodland, crop fields and nut
orchards. The 3-day, 2-night tour tracks important water
issues for farming and environmental uses, visits potential
storage sites, discusses innovative programs for flood
management, groundwater management and salmon restoration.
This 2-day, 1-night tour traveled from the Sacramento region to
rural Capay Valley to view sites that explore groundwater, a key
resource in California.
The tour examined groundwater monitoring stations where
participants learned how this precious resource is measured,
tracked and evaluated. Visited local farms and wineries that
mitigate groundwater needs through innovative irrigation
techniques. Learned about groundwater contamination and ways to
prevent it at a local dairy.
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
This 2-day, 1-night tour traveled through the San Joaquin Valley
to explore the impacts of California’s unprecedented four-year
drought on the nation’s breadbasket and what steps are being
taken to avert disaster.
This 3-day, 2-night tour featured experts who discussed the
issues and controversies with this important resource, farmers
who grow produce and environmentalists who are trying to bolster
declining fish populations.
What attendees say about this tour:
What did you like best?
“Seeing the Delta with my own eyes. Getting a better handle on
issues & complexity of the Delta. Thoughtful, informative
speakers. The Bay Model!”
This 2-day, 1-night tour traveled from the
Sacramento region to Napa Valley to view sites that explore
groundwater issues. Topics included groundwater quality,
overdraft and subsidence, agricultural use, wells, and regional
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