What’s on the calendar this week and beyond …

tablet_calendar_800_clr_9583Time to open up those calendars and note any of these events that are of interest to you …

Coming up this week …

 

  • Sharing Groundwater: Legal Issues and Challenges:  Richard Frank from UC Davis School of Law and David Aladjem from Downy Brand law firm discuss the issues, beginning at 4:10pm on Monday, January 26Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Conservancy Board Meeting will be held on January 28th from 9 am to 12 noon. Click here for the full agenda.
  • NASA/JPL: Tools for 21st Century Water Resource Management:  On Wednesday, January 28th at 12:00 pm, join the Southern California Water Dialogue for a presentation on new game-changing resources that are available to help solve problems faced by water managers. JPL’s Dr. Mike Gunson will speak to us about water resource problems that can be solved with these new resources, some challenges in adopting new approaches, where these approaches are successfully being used, and how many of us can catch up and apply new technologies. Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on Thursday, January 29th.  Agenda items include a report on the California-Australia Dialogue on Drought Solutions, 2014 Accomplishment Reviews including the Council, the Delta Ind. Science Board, and Dept. of Fish & Wildlife's Delta Ecosystem Restoration Program, and updates on important programs, including the Delta Levees Investment Strategy, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan partially recirculated draft EIR/EIS, and the Interagency Ecological Program MAST report.  Click here for more information.

Coming up next week and beyond …

 

  • NEW! Multifunctional Infrastructure and the Human Use of Restored Delta Landscapes: Plan to attend a brown bag seminar on Monday, February 2, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. to hear Brett Milligan, Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology, discuss conceptual restoration design proposals for specific Delta landscapes and infrastructures and address challenges associated with multi-purpose restoration actions.  Click here for more information.
  • Toward Groundwater Sustainability Planning in an Agro-Urban Basin:  The California Water Policy Seminar series continues with Tim O'Halloran with the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District at 4:10pm on Monday, February 2.
  • Golf & Water: Evolving Best Management Practices (Pasadena): How is the golf industry responding to short term drought and a longer term compelling need to reduce its water footprint? Join the Council for Watershed Health on Tuesday, February 3 for a sustainable landscape seminar showcasing innovations in efficient irrigation, turf reduction, recycled water, water reuse, and stormwater infiltration in this era of dwindling water resources.  Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on February 3.
  • Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Public Meeting (aka Temperance Flat): On February 6, the Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting to present updates on the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation. This meeting will address potential impacts to residents and landowners from the proposed construction activities if Congress authorizes the project.  The meeting will include a review of the planning process and how sites were selected for the proposed utility corridor along Sky Harbour Road, powerhouse, and disposal site for tunneling debris. Officials also plan to brief attendees on construction planning and mitigation actions, and the long-term project schedule. An open house will follow the presentation.  Click here for more information.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on February 5-6 in Rancho Cordova. Agenda will be posted here.
  • California Water: The Complete Picture:  On February 6 in Auburn, the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association is proud to present: California Water: The Complete Picture.  Topics to be discussed include the California Water Plan, Update 2013 & the Mountain Counties Overlay Regional Report, California Water Action Plan, State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests, and a panel presentation and discussion on Proposition 1; the Water Bond – roles and views from the state agencies.  Click here for more information.
  • Groundwater Management Practices for Local Sustainability: February 9th at 4:10pm at UC Davis. Speakers TBA.  Click here for more information.
  • Water Quality Fees Stakeholder Meeting:  State Water Board staff will be holding a meeting for stakeholders on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Cal EPA headquarters to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Water Quality fees.  This meeting is open to all interested parties and will also be webcast.  Agenda will be posted at a later time.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on Tuesday, February 17.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 18.
  • Oil, Gas, and Groundwater in California: Wise Production and protection of Our Valuable Resources:  February 18-19 in Long Beach. The “California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater” Symposium is intended to provide the latest information on current petroleum industry knowledge and practices as it relates to California groundwater, while separating fact from fiction, as described by recognized experts in the field. It is intended for petroleum and groundwater geologists, engineers, policy-makers, regulators, academia, and other interested parties to learn about current practices and operations, developing policies and regulations, proximity of hydrocarbon fields to groundwater resources, real versus perceived risks to groundwater, and the successes and challenges that create the context for the relationship between petroleum production and groundwater management in California.  Click here for more information.
  • WATER 2015: On February 19, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host a WATER 2015a day-long program looking at the future of water in California. It marks the 14th conference on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center.  WATER 2015 will feature two dozen water experts and decision makers looking at water policy in California. Panelists will discuss The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the impact of the Water Bond, new groundwater legislation and conservation of the state’s most precious resource.  Click here to register.
  • Family Farm Alliance: A New Road Map for Western Water Policy:  On February 19 & 20, the Family Farm Alliance will hold their annual meeting and conference in Las Vegas.  The focus of this year's meeting will be the new policy paper, “Western Water Policy: A New Roadmap for a New Congress”.  Metropolitan Water District Board Chairman Randy Record to deliver keynote address.  Click here for more information.
  • Groundwater: State Activities:  The California Water Policy Seminar Series continues with Michael Lauffer, chief counsel with the State Water Resources Board, on Monday February 23rd, at 4:10 pm.  Click here for more information.
  • Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit (Los Angeles), February 24-25:It’s dry and getting drier here in the arid West. But drought is just a symptom of something much more insidious called desertification – creating a man-made desert out of a historically dry area.  In order to influence policy and projects aimed at reducing the effects of climate change, the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit Partners invite you to join the dialogue and claim a leadership role in building the formula for abundance and urban resiliency:  Living Soil + Carbon Sequestration + Native Plants = Soil Security = Water Security  Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on February 26.

March

  • Integrated Modeling for Groundwater Sustainability Planning:  The California Water Policy Seminar Series continues with Can Dogrul (DWR) and Rich Niswonger (USGS) on Monday, March 2, at 4:10 pm.  Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on March 3.
  • Sturgeon in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Watershed – New Insights to Support Conservation and Management. The Delta Stewardship Council’s Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) will present a seminar on Tuesday, March 3, from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m., entitled Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed – New Insights to Support Conservation and Management.  The seminar is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
  • The ACWA 2015 Legislative Symposium will be held in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 4Click here for more information.
  • Groundwater: Economic Issues and Challenges:  The California Water Policy Seminar Series continues with Richard Howitt on Monday, Mar 9, at 4:10 pm.  Click here for more information.
  • California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum Annual Meeting will be held March 9-11 at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom.  Details to be posted here in December.
  • The 2015 Water Reuse California Conference will be held on March 15-17 in Los Angeles.  Click here for more information.
  • Groundwater-dependent ecosystems:  The California Water Policy Seminar Series concludes with Maurice Hall (Nature Conservancy), Richard Frank (UC Davis) and Thomas Harter (UC Davis) on Monday, March 16, at 4:10 pm.  Click here for more information.
  • California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) Workshop:  CEDEN is the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) database for housing surface water quality related data. In order to better understand the needs of CEDEN users, State Water Board staff is holding a user group meeting on March 16 beginning at 1:30 pm to request feedback on the system.  The meeting will start with a brief overview of current CEDEN plans and projects. Then staff will ask for comments. While all constructive comments are welcome, staff is particularly interested in comments pertaining to simplifying the entry templates, allowing use of a simplified template for field measurements, “grading” data based on quality assurance/quality control metadata, data access and querying needs, required fields, and key data sets.  Remote participation via webcast is possible.  More information here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on March 17.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 18.
  • The Central Valley Flood Control Association Annual Flood Forum will be held on March 18th at 10 am at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento.  More information to come.
  • The Interagency Ecological Program will hold their annual workshop March 18th through 20th in Folsom.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Rio Vista on March 19.
  • California Water Policy 24: March 19-20: Now in its 24th year, the California Water Policy Conference will bring together leaders from the agricultural, urban water and environmental communities to discuss the current policy issues impacting California’s water.  For more information, click here.
  • Water Education Foundation's Executive Briefing:  The 31st Annual Executive Briefing will be March 25, 2015 from 8:30 to 4:30 pm in Sacramento at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center.  The Foundation’s annual Executive Briefing features speakers from water stakeholder groups, the Legislature and governmental agencies that play important roles in making policy decisions about water. Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on March 26.
  • 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour: (South Lake Tahoe): Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the MontBleu Resort Casino Spa: The Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour combines award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism.  Each year, we choose powerful environmental and adventure films so that you are inspired to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world.  Click here for more information.
  • 2015 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference on Water for Urban Areas (Los Angeles)  This conference, scheduled for March 30 through April 1, 2015, provides an opportunity for water resource professionals to gather for discussions on the unique challenges associated with water resources for large urban areas – recognizing the need to effectively manage the increasing risks to their supplies and facilities and to prudently incorporate long-term resiliency within their systems, allowing for future flexibility to adapt to the impacts of these risks as they unfold.  Click here for more information.

April

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on April 7.
  • Cal-Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting will be held in Santa Cruz on April 10th through April 12thClick here for more information.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, April 15.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on April 16-17 in FresnoAgenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on April 21.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on April 23.

May

  • The 19th Annual Water Reuse and Desalination Conference will be held in Huntington Beach on May 4-5Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on May 5.
  • The California Water Association‘s spring conference will be held on May 13-15 in Sacramento.  Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on May 19.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 20.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Courtland on May 21.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on May 28.

June

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on June 2.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on June 4-5 in Rancho CordovaAgenda will be posted here.
  • First International Atmospheric Rivers Conference to be held the week of June 15th at Scripps Oceanography in San Diego.  Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on June 16.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 17.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on June 25.

July

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on July 7.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 15.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Oakley on July 16.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on July 21.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on July 23.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on July 30-31 in Rancho CordovaAgenda will be posted here.

August

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on August 4.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on August 18.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 19.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on August 27.

September

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 1.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 15.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 16.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Walnut Grove on September 17.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on September 24.

October

  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on October 1-2 in ReddingAgenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on October 6.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on October 12-13 in SacramentoAgenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on October 20.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 21.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on October 22.

November

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on November 4.
  • The California Water Association 2015 Annual Conference will be held November 10-12 in MontereyClick here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on November 17.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 18.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in West Sacramento on November 19.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on November 19.

December

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on December 1.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on December 10-11 in Rancho CordovaAgenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on December 15.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 16.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on December 17.

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