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 …

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Native Pondweed Habitat in Suisun Bay and the Delta: Current Status and Trends on Monday, April 27 from 12pm to 1pmClick here for more information.
  • Delta Levee Investment Strategy Public Meeting in Stockton:  The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. Click here for more information.
  • The Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 9amClick here for an agenda.
  • The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 9:30 amClick here for an agenda.
  • Basin Boundary Revisions, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Public Listening Sessions: On Tuesday, April 28 in Willows, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host a Public Listening Session regarding the development of Emergency Regulations on Groundwater Basin Boundary Revisions as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. DWR will present information and welcomes input on basin boundary issues that could create potential difficulties with SGMA implementation. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Annual Legislative Symposium: The Infancy of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – What's Next?  The Groundwater Resources Association will hold their annual legislative symposium on April 29thClick here for more information.
  • Policy Summit to Explore Impacts of Marijuana Grows to be held on April 29 at the State Capitol from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Click here for more information.
  • Basin Boundary Revisions, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Public Listening Sessions: On April 29 in Visalia, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host a Public Listening Session regarding the development of Emergency Regulations on Groundwater Basin Boundary Revisions as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. DWR will present information and welcomes input on basin boundary issues that could create potential difficulties with SGMA implementation.  For more information and to register, click here.
  • Delta Levee Investment Strategy Public Meeting in Stockton:  The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a public meeting on April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. Click here for more information.
  • The Future of Agriculture in the Central Valley: The Water Education Foundation's Anne J. Schnieder Memorial Lecture will be held at 4pm on April 29th in Sacramento.  Dan Dooley, a distinguished policy leader and attorney known for successfully bridging the environmental and economic considerations in natural resources conflicts, will speak on “The Future of Agriculture in the Central Valley.”  Admission is free.  Click here for more information.
  • The Lowdown on the Drawdown: Land Subsidence in the Central Valley:  The Central Coast chapter of the Groundwater Resources Association will host Michelle Sneed on Thursday, April 30th, in Santa BarbaraClick here for more information.
  • Basin Boundary Revisions, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Public Listening Sessions: On April 30 in San Bernardino, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host a Public Listening Session regarding the development of Emergency Regulations on Groundwater Basin Boundary Revisions as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. These listening sessions are in addition and prior to the required public meetings that will occur once the Draft Regulations are developed. DWR will present information and welcomes input on basin boundary issues that could create potential difficulties with SGMA implementation. These meetings will include an introduction presentation and follow with an open house format. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Webinar: Basin Boundary Revisions, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Public Listening Sessions: On May 1, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host a Public Listening Session via webinar regarding the development of Emergency Regulations on Groundwater Basin Boundary Revisions as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. These listening sessions are in addition and prior to the required public meetings that will occur once the Draft Regulations are developed. DWR will present information and welcomes input on basin boundary issues that could create potential difficulties with SGMA implementation. These meetings will include an introduction presentation and follow with an open house format. For more information and to register, click here.
  • “Death in the Almond Orchard: Five Simple Questions to Resolve California’s Water Crisis” (Fresno):  On May 1, author of the California Water Atlas and Water and Power William Kahrl will bring his unique, independent perspective to the challenges we are facing and the steps Californians will have to take together to heal the damage to the water system, our economy, and the environment. The event is free, but registration is required.  Click here for more information.

Coming up next week and beyond …

  • The 19th Annual Water Reuse and Desalination Conference will be held in Huntington Beach on May 4-5Click here for more information.
  • Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Spring Conference:  The ACWA Spring Conference will be held in Sacramento May 5 through May 8 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  Click here for more information. 
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on May 5 to consider amending and readopting emergency regulations for urban water conservation to implement the Governor's executive order.  Click here for the agenda.
  • CHANGE: State Water Resources Control Board – Desalination Amendment: The Board will consider adoption of a desalination amendment at this meeting.  More information here.
  • Brown Bay Seminar:Complex Water Governance in the California Delta, Tuesday, May 5, from 12 to 1pm.
  • New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta: On May 6, the Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture will hold a one-day seminar.  Click here for more information.
  • The Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on May 6Click here for the agenda.
  • Anne Castle – The Colorado River: The Years of Living Dangerously: On Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, presented by the Stanford Woods Institute.  More information here.
  • The Delta Program Interagency Implementation Committee will meet on May 11.
  • The Delta Conservancy will hold a public meeting to review the draft guidelines for their Prop 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program on May 12th at the Conservancy offices in West Sacramento.  Click here for more information.
  • Webinar: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Part 6: Public Notification, Public Participation, and Consideration of All Interests of Groundwater Users and Beneficial Uses on May 13Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Conservancy will hold a public meeting to review the draft guidelines for their Prop 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program on May 13th in Stockton.  Click here for more information.
  • Felicia Marcus on the State of California's water: Now and in the Future (San Francisco):  On Wednesday, May 13th, join the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco for a discussion with Felicia Marcus on what California is doing at this point in the drought and the plans to prepare for an even more challenging future.  Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Conservancy will hold a public meeting to review the draft guidelines for their Prop 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program on May 14th in Walnut Grove.  Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • Webinar: Series on Land Subsidence, Part 3: Impacts of Land Subsidence on Water Delivery Infrastructure and Ongoing Management Efforts: May 20Click here for more information.
  • Delta Science Program Review: Levee Investment Strategy: On May 19–20, 2015, the Levee Investment Strategy Independent Scientific Review Panel will meet to discuss its review of the methodology developed by ARCADIS and the supporting scientific basis for the Delta Stewardship Council's Delta Levee Investment Strategy.  Click here for more information.
  • NEW! Integrated Modeling for Adaptive Management of Estuarine Systems: On May 21 and 22, the National Science Foundation is sponsoring an Integrated Modeling Workshop to explore ways to improve the development and application of modeling for multipurpose management of changing estuarine systems. The two-day workshop will bring together experts from Europe, Asia and across the U.S. Potential solutions will be identified and discussed from multiple perspectives: government, academia, NGOs, consultants and stakeholders.  Click here for more information.
  • Integrated Regional Water Management 2.0: The Next Generation: On May 21-22, join the Water Education Foundation and the Department of Water Resources in San Diego for a day and a half conference focusing on integrated regional water management.  Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Workshop: Solid Steps Forward, Boundary Determination, Legal Agreements, and Public Participation:  The Groundwater Resources Association will host a one-day workshop on June 2nd in SacramentoClick here for more information.
  • The Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on June 3Agenda to be posted here.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on June 4-5 in Rancho CordovaAgenda will be posted here.
  • San Joaquin River Restoration Program Science Meeting to be held on June 11-12 in Los Banos.  Through this meeting, we hope to connect those conducting scientific research and monitoring to support the SJRRP, learn about preliminary findings from monitoring and analysis efforts, and inform SJRRP management of scientific results. All parties funded by the SJRRP are encouraged to present their findings at the meeting. Additionally, other programs or efforts related to river restoration that may help inform SJRRP activities are also welcome to present.  Click here for more information.
  • First International Atmospheric Rivers Conference to be held the week of June 15th at Scripps Oceanography in San Diego.  Click here for more information.
  • Workshop on Climate Change Indicators in California:  On June 16 & 17, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is convening a workshop to collect input into the next update of the report, Indicators of Climate Change in California, scheduled for 2017.  An agenda will follow.  The workshop goals are to stimulate and collect ideas for indicators to be considered for inclusion in the updated indicators report, discuss known or emerging issues based on the current scientific understanding of climate change, its drivers and its impacts, and their potential indicators, get feedback on the existing indicators and identify data gaps, and explore how climate change indicators can be integrated into climate policy and action.  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 Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on July 1Agenda to be posted here.
  • 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 Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on August 5Agenda to be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on August 18.
  • The California Water Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 19.
  • The Urban Water Institute will hold its 22nd Annual Meeting August 26 through 28 in San Diego.  Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on August 27.
  • Desal Tech 2015 (San Diego): August 28-29: DesalTech 2015 is an international conference on emerging water desalination technologies in municipal and industrial use. DesalTech2015 will focus on research in emerging water desalination technologies for municipal and industrial applications. The event is co-located with the 2015 International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress.  Click here for more information.

September

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 1.
  • The Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on September 2Agenda to be posted here.
  • 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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