This 2-day, 1-night tour offers participants the opportunity to learn about water issues affecting California’s scenic Central Coast and efforts to solve some of the challenges of a region struggling to be sustainable with limited local supplies that have potential applications statewide.
We will be traveling from the technology hub of Silicon Valley’s San Jose to the coastal enclave of Monterey and through agricultural-rich Salinas Valley to the wine country of Paso Robles visiting farms, vineyards, water recycling facilities and the Carmel River where a major dam — the 106-foot San Clemente Dam — was removed a few years ago to see how the river’s restoration is progressing.
Topics include ocean desalination, water recycling, groundwater and seawater intrusion, habitat restoration, and urban and agricultural water use.
A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available.
Contact Nick Gray, programs manager, with scholarship questions or anything else via email or call 916-444-6240.
The tour begins on November 6 at 7:30 a.m. and ends on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in San Jose at Valley Water District - 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118. We will spend the night in Paso Robles.
Regular Price – $645 (one person, single-occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $615 if you register online by October 7. Click on the orange registration button above.
Fee includes all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
Free overnight parking will be available for all tour attendees in San Jose.
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund is three weeks prior to the first day of the tour due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings. Substitutions are allowed up to five business days before the tour. Refunds may be subject to a 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.