This event guided attendees on a virtual journey deep into California’s most crucial water and ecological resource – the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The 720,000-acre network of islands and canals support the state’s two major water systems – the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The Delta and the connecting San Francisco Bay form the largest freshwater tidal estuary of its kind on the West coast.
The Delta is formed mainly by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and water serves local farms, cities and the estuary before heading south via canals and aqueducts to provide drinking water for 19 million Southern Californians and irrigation to 3 million acres of farmland that help feed the nation.
As part of the event, you will receive the newest update of our Layperson’s Guide to the Delta, published in 2020, and be entered into a drawing to win one of the Foundation’s beautiful water maps.
Contact Nick with any questions via email.
“Great job! I want to see all this in person. Will have to be on the bus next year.”
“Amazing event. Thank you so much. WEF is an amazing resource to the water community, which is everyone!”
“Thank you to all WEF staff for putting together such a great tour. Your ability to adapt is fantastic, and I hope that you produce more virtual tours like this.”
Cost is $179 and includes one copy of our Layperson’s Guide to the Delta.
A limited amount of scholarship funding is available to pay for a portion of the event. Contact Programs Manager Nick Gray via email for a scholarship application.
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund is three days prior to the virtual tour. Substitutions are allowed up to two days before the tour. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable and the remaining amount may be subject to an additional 10% processing fee.
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.