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 …

  • The Department of Water Resources will hold a public meeting to on the draft basin boundary regulation in Sacramento on August 31st.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 1.
  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture will meet on September 1.
  • The Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on September 2Click here for the agenda.
  • Delta Conservancy Board Meeting:  On September 2nd at 9 am, the Conservancy will hold a Board meeting for consideration of a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Arundo Control and Restoration Project in the Cache Slough Complex. A conference line will be available at three locations for Conservancy members and the public who cannot attend in person. These locations are noted on the meeting agenda.
  • The New Groundwater Sustainability Plans: What's required, What's needed: One day workshop on September 2 from the Groundwater Resources Association.  More information here.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES on September 4th for the Department of Water Resources draft basin boundary regulation.

Coming up next week and beyond …

  • NEW! State of the (Santa Monica) Bay 2015: On September 9, the State of the Bay Conference, presented every five years, presents on the progress of restoring and protecting Santa Monica Bay and its resources, and on the challenges faced in moving towards a more ecologically healthy and sustainable environment. Presenters and panelists will discuss findings and ideas from the latest research, assessments, and case studies.  Click here for more information and to register.
  • Public Meeting on Public Input on the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: At the end of July, Reclamation released documents analyzing implementing requirements of the biological opinions for the operation of the two major water projects in California. Reclamation will gather input at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m., John E. Moss Federal Building, Stanford Room, 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento.  For links to documents and more information, click here.
  • Webinar: CA Water Plan briefing, North Coast, North Lahontan, South Lahontan, and Colorado Region hydrologic groundwater updates: On Sept 9 from 9:00 to 11:30 am, join the California Water Plan Team for an overview of the featured regions and a short question and answer session. The Hydrologic Region Groundwater Updates, prepared in conjunction with Water Plan Update 2013, and as part of the California’s Groundwater Update 2013, provide more in depth information on local conditions.  The session will also include a demonstration of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) GIS-based Change in Groundwater Storage Tool: Technical Concepts and Application to the Central Valley Aquifer System. Click here for more information.
  • Science Symposium: California Salmon and Climate Variability:  Join the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program and Center for Coastal Ocean Issues on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the U.C. Davis Student Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a symposium on California Salmon and Climate Variability. The goal of this symposium is to contribute to ongoing discussions between the research and stakeholder communities and policymakers on the management of California Central Valley salmon resources.  Click here for more information.
  • Public Meeting on Public Input on the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: At the end of July, Reclamation released documents analyzing implementing requirements of the biological opinions for the operation of the two major water projects in California. Reclamation will gather input at a public meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080.  For links to documents and more information, click here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 15.
  • Science symposium on Invasive Aquatic Vegetation: Presentations at this one-day science symposium on Invasive Aquatic Vegetation on September 15 will explore new developments in surveillance and monitoring of aquatic vegetation to facilitate management and control, advances in knowledge that could lead to better management and control practices, and advances in risk assessment and reduction.  Click here for more information.
  • Public Meeting on Public Input on the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: At the end of July, Reclamation released documents analyzing implementing requirements of the biological opinions for the operation of the two major water projects in California. Reclamation will gather input at a public meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the Los Banos Community Center, Grand Room, 645 7th Street, Los Banos.  For links to documents and more information, click here.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 16.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Walnut Grove on September 17.
  • Public Meeting on Public Input on the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: At the end of July, Reclamation released documents analyzing implementing requirements of the biological opinions for the operation of the two major water projects in California. Reclamation will gather input at a public meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the Hilton Hotel Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine. For links to documents and more information, click here.
  • The 12th Biennial State of the Estuary conference will be held on September 17 and 18 at the Oakland Marriott at City Center.  Click here for more information.
  • Groundwater Sustainability Plan draft regulations informational and listening session for batch 3 topics will be held on September 21 from 2pm to 4pmClick here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on September 24.
  • The Sierra Nevada Alliance will hold its 21st conference in Lake Tahoe on September 25-26Click here for more information.
  • NEW! State Water Board Pre-Hearing Conference – Byron Bethany Irrigation District:  The purpose of this hearing is for the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to impose administrative civil liability against the Bryon-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) for alleged unauthorized diversion of water and, if so, whether in the amount of $1,553,250 or some other amount.  Click here for meeting notice.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES for DWR's draft Critically Overdrafted Basins list on September 25.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project on September 29.  More information here.

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 California Department of Food and Agriculture 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.
  • NEW! The Truth Be Told: The Delta / The Tunnels / The Tributaries:  October 16, presented by the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.  Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on October 20.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 21.
  • NEW! Webinar: No surface water = No groundwater:  On Wednesday October 21st, join Carl Hauge and the Groundwater Resources Association for a webinar from 12pm to 1:30pm. Building deeper wells is not a solution to a shortage of surface water. Developing a water budget and managing water use within that budget is a solution. Carl will talk about a number of topics that must be considered when a rational program of water management is developed and he will emphasize that whether the water is above the land surface or below the land surface, it is the same water.  Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on October 22.
  • NEW! 2015 Yosemite Environmental Law Conference:  Click here for more information and to register.
  • NEW! State Water Board Public Hearing re: Byron Bethany Irrigation District: The purpose of this hearing is for the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to impose administrative civil liability against the Bryon-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) for alleged unauthorized diversion of water and, if so, whether in the amount of $1,553,250 or some other amount.  Click here for meeting notice.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES on the revised BDCP/California Water Fix documents on October 30.

November

  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture will meet on November 3.
  • 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 Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee will meet on November 16.
  • 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 California Department of Food and Agriculture will meet on December 1.
  • The fall conference of the Association of California Water Agencies will be held December 1-5 in Indian Wells.
  • NEW! Jewish National Fund Water Summit to share Israel's Water Technology: In San Diego on December 8 – 10, keynote speaker Seth M. Siegel, author of the soon-to-be-released book Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, will discuss global water issues and Israel’s successes in water governance, infrastructure and technology. In addition, a panel of regional experts will confer on local challenges and break-out sessions will bring participants together to formulate plans to meet long-term water needs. Click here for more.
  • 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.
  • The fall meeting of the American Geophysical Society will be held in San Francisco December 14 through 18.

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