We went deep into California’s water hub and traversed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that support the state’s water system and is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource. The tour made it way to San Francisco Bay, and included a ferry ride.
Water from Northern California flows through the Delta and heads south to provide drinking water for more than 25 million Californians and irrigation to 3 million acres of farmland that contribute to the state’s $46 billion agricultural industry.
This 3-day, 2-night tour featured experts who discuss the issues and controversies with this important resource, farmers who grow produce and environmentalists who are trying to bolster declining fish populations.
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.”
“Listening to the stories of the farmer was fascinating. Wide range of perspectives, learning about all of the amazing resources in the area, connecting with other professionals in the water industry.”
“The Bay Model was simply amazing, could have spent hours there. It was just an awesome three days all together.”
This tour started and ended at the Sacramento International Airport.
Regular Price – $840 (one-person single occupancy room).
Early Bird Price – $815 if you registered online by May 14. Click on the Eventbrite button above.
Fee included all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants were responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund was two weeks prior to the first day of the tour due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings. Substitutions were allowed up to three business days before the tour.
Continuing education credits may be available for an additional fee for attorneys and water plant, wastewater plant operators, and other vocations/professions.