Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Workshop scheduled for Feb. 20 in Sacramento with optional tour Feb. 21
The Water Education Foundation’s Water 101 Workshop, one of our most popular events, offers attendees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of California’s water history, laws, geography and politics.
Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the state, the one-day workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 20 and will also cover the latest on the most compelling issues in California water.
Optional One-Day Tour
We will offer an optional one-day tour on Friday, February 21, in conjunction with the Water 101 Workshop that will highlight innovative and collaborative water partnerships, projects and programs. More information on planned stops is included below under Optional Tour Details.
The annual workshop, held at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, is geared toward water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, city council members, county supervisors, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates, attorneys, stakeholders, environmentalists, public interest organizations and water district directors.
What attendees say about our Water 101 Workshop:
“Great workshop. Loved it! Learned a lot and I feel inspired.”
“Outstanding in all aspects. Great job done by everyone.”
“You folks put on phenomenal events: Well thought-out agenda, logical order, fantastic speakers, and ample breaks/networking opportunities.”
Educational Sessions During the Workshop Will Cover:
- History & geography of California water
- Water rights
- The big water projects, including State Water Project & Central Valley Project
- The legal & institutional management framework
- Water use & demand
- Water-related bills in the Legislature
Optional Tour Details:
Among the planned stops and topics:
- The Nigiri Project, a private-public partnership among rice farmers, government agencies, nonprofits and researchers to help restore salmon populations by reintroducing them during the winter to floodplains that are farmed with rice during the summer.
- Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District’s EchoWater Project, among the largest public works projects in Sacramento’s history that will meet new wastewater treatment requirements and produce recycled water for landscape and agricultural irrigation.
- Freeport Regional Water Project’s intake facility on the Sacramento River, a collaborative effort of the Sacramento County Water Agency and the East Bay Municipal Utility District to both reduce local reliance on groundwater and supplement East Bay water supply in dry years.
- The Public Policy Institute of California’s recent report on shifting the management of the state’s freshwater resources from a species-by-species approach to an ecosystem level approach by promoting more coordination, streamlined permitting and planning, and objective alignment among agencies.
- The recently completed Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, a cooperative project between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. The spillway is critical to both flood protection and the newly revised Folsom Dam Water Control Manual that for the first time calls for forecast-informed decision-making to shape operations.
The Feb. 20 workshop will be held inside the Lecture Hall at McGeorge School of Law, 3327 5th Ave., Sacramento, CA, 95817
Pickup for the tour on Feb. 21 will be at the parking lot on the McGeorge School of Law campus.
Feb. 20 Workshop Only: $249 and includes lunch, coffee breaks, materials and reception following the workshop.
Feb. 20 Workshop and Feb. 21 Tour: $465 and includes lunch on the first day, coffee breaks, materials and reception following the workshop. During the tour, it includes lunch, snacks, drinks and materials.
Please note: Participants can only attend the tour if they attend the workshop the day before.
Last day to cancel for a full refund, less Eventbrite’s fees, is Feb. 6, 2020. Substitutions can be made three days prior to event.
Scholarships: We have a limited number of scholarships to fund a portion of the registration for the Feb. 20 workshop. Contact Andrea Sproul for an application. Scholarships are awarded based on several factors, including:
- Financial need
- Reason for scholarship request
- How the education and experience will be used after the event
The workshop and tour are eligible for MCLE credits for attorneys for an extra charge.
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