Join us as we guide you on a virtual journey along the San Joaquin River to learn about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects.
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history, ending in a 2006 settlement between the federal government, Friant Water Users Authority and a coalition of environmental groups.
Under the now $1.2 billion plan, efforts are aimed at restoring flows to a 60-mile, mostly dry stretch of the San Joaquin River to revive chinook salmon runs while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts to farmers.
Registration coming soon!
Update: This tour was originally scheduled as an in-person event but has been reformatted into a virtual journey in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and health of our partners, event attendees and staff.
As part of the event, you will receive a copy of our Layperson’s Guide to California Water and be entered into a drawing to win one of the Foundation’s beautiful water maps.
Contact Nick Gray, programs manager, 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.”
Virtual tour pricing will be available soon (includes one copy of our Layperson’s Guide to California Water).
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.