Venture through California’s Central Valley, known as the nation’s breadbasket thanks to an imported supply of surface water and local groundwater. Covering about 20,000 square miles through the heart of the state, the valley provides 25 percent of the nation’s food, including 40 percent of all fruits, nuts and vegetables consumed throughout the country.
Update: This tour was originally scheduled for April 22-24 but has been postponed due to developments with COVID-19. If any tour attendee already registered cannot make the new dates, substitutions can be made. We can also provide refunds up until three weeks prior to the Sept. 30 start of the tour. Contact Nick Gray with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 3-day, 2-night tour focuses on the San Joaquin Valley, the southern part of the vast region, which is facing challenges after years of drought, dwindling water supplies, decreasing water quality and farmland conversion for urban growth. The tour gives participants an understanding of the region’s water use and issues as well as the agricultural practices, including new technologies and water-saving measures.
Participants will visit farms and some of the state’s major infrastructure, such as Friant Dam and the San Luis Reservoir, as well as the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, a major wintering ground and migratory stopover point for large concentrations of waterfowl and shorebirds. The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport.
Contact Nick Gray, programs manager, with any questions via email or call 916-444-6240.
“This was a fantastic tour. In three days, I had the opportunity to meet numerous experts in the field. It was a nice blend of speakers. I am looking forward to reviewing all the handout materials.”
“As a water engineer new to California, it gave me a much better perspective of differing objectives and opportunities to clients.”
“The information the speakers presented. Also, the range and differing views. First-hand engagement of local districts/farmers and being able to see things for myself.”
This tour starts at 7:30 a.m. on September 30 and ends at 6:30 p.m. on October 2 at Sacramento International Airport.
Regular Price – $895 (one person, single-occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $865 if you register online by August 19. Click on the registration link above.
Fee includes all 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.
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. 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.
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