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.
During the tour, we examined how the drought is impacting water systems, businesses and communities, and how federal, state and local government agencies are responding to this crisis. We will visit key water infrastructure, land subsidence sites, disadvantaged communities and agricultural areas that illustrate drought vulnerabilities and how stakeholders are working to improve resiliency in future drought years.
The Water Education Foundation’s tours are action-packed field trips that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation are typically addressed on tours by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.