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 …


  • 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 beginning at 9AM.  Agenda items include the latest water conservation numbers from the emergency drought regulations, a Public Hearing on proposed Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list of the 2012 California Integrated Report, and an update on Water Board's implementation of the human right to water.  Click here for more information.  Click here for the webcast.
  • 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 – 5:00 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.
  • KEY EVENT: The State Water Resources Control Board will continue the discussion from the February workshop on the drought contingency plan and the potential TUCP on Wednesday, March 4, beginning at 9AM. Click here for more information. Click here for the webcast.
  • The ACWA 2015 Legislative Symposium will be held in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 4Click here for more information.
  • NEW! The Delta Independent Science Board will meet on March 5th from 9 am to 4 pm.  On the agenda, an update on the State of the Bay Delta Science Update, a briefing on the Data Summit White Paper, planning for the review of the recirculated BDCP, and update on the Fish, Flows and Other Stressors Program Review. Click here for more information.
  • David Keith Todd Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jay Lund on groundwater and California's water future: Can we stop undermining our water supplies? (Fresno): On Thursday, March 7, at 4:00pm, join the Central Valley Chapter of the Groundwater Resources Association and hear from Jay Lund on groundwater issues.  Click here for more information.

Coming up next week and beyond …

 

  • 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.
  • Webinar:Tip of the Spear: The Horizon for Drought Data, Modelling, and Mapping Technology” On March 11, this free webinar will examine how scientists use data to understand drought and help policymakers anticipate dry conditions. Click here for more information.
  • NEW! Tales of Two Rivers: Running California's Two Longest and Significantly Imperiled Rivers: On Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm, join the Bay Institute for an evening with Glen Martin and John Sutter, two reporters who kayaked down California rivers and mesmerized their readers with insightful and hard-hitting reports about the state's most valuable water assets, the people who depend on them, and the resources that suffer when these rivers are neglected. Click here for more information.
  • NEW! Public Workshop on Climate Change in the Central Valley:  On Thursday, March 12th, the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board will hold a public workshop on the effects of climate change on water quality in the Central Valley Region and will be discussing potential policy and regulatory responses. The workshop will consist of several moderated discussions to assess: 1) the impacts of climate change in the Central Valley; 2) the policy responses of other government entities; and 3) the needs and concerns of stakeholders in the Valley. The workshop will be the first step in the development of a Climate Change Work Plan for the Central Valley Water Board.  Click here for more informationThe workshop will be webcast.
  • NEW! Climate Change Conference: No Prospect of an End: Living with an Ever-Changing Climate:  UC Santa Cruz will host a major national conference on climate change on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, featuring top climate scientists and policy experts from across the country in a series of talks and panel discussions.  The event is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required.  Click here for more information.
  • The 2015 Water Reuse California Conference will be held on March 15-17 in Los Angeles.  Click here for more information.
  • NEW! Delta Challenges Workshop:  On March 16, the Delta Stewardship Council's Delta Science Program will host a workshop to summarize the risks and challenges facing the Bay-Delta system. The purpose of this effort is to have an independent panel comprising four former CALFED/Delta Science Program lead scientists summarize the risks and challenges facing the Bay-Delta system in a single concise report. The workshop will include presentations and discussions on topics including water supply reliability, ecosystem health, water quality, risks to people and property, and economics, among others.  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.
  • State Water Board to discuss status of the Salton Sea in a public hearing on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 9AMClick here for more information.
  • 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 Challenges of 2015 Drought: Water Project Operations (Fresno): On March 19th, attend a free one-day briefing cosponsored by California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation in cooperation with Center for Irrigation Technology at CSU Fresno and learn about how current hydrologic conditions are affecting water project operations and conditions in the Delta and the actions being taken in response to balance impacts to cities, farms, and the environment.  Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Groundwater in San Joaquin County: Challenges to Managing a Vital and Threatened Resource: The League of Women Voters in Stockton will host a forum on groundwater from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21 at the West Hall of O’Connor Woods, 3400 Wagner Heights Road in Stockton.  Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • Webinar: Managing Forest Health for Water Resources” On March 25, this free webinar will explain the latest science on forest management for water resource needs as well as best practices to add security to water portfolios. 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

  • NEW! Water Scarcity in the West: Past, Present, and Future:  On April 6 and 7, join UC Davis Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT for an evening lecture followed by a day-long conference with presentations and panel discussions by scientists, historians, policy makers, and current stakeholders on the past, present, and future of water scarcity in the West.  Human existence in the American West has always been challenged by water scarcity. Drought and climate change, coupled with inefficiencies in use and increasing demand, have exacerbated the issues facing water users today. How do scientific, political, and historical perspectives inform our understanding of water scarcity in the West? What is our role in adapting to water scarcity in a changing climate?  Click here for more information and to register.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on April 7.
  • Webinar:One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why Variation in Hydrology and Legal Structures means that Drought Looks Different across the West” This free webinar on April 8 will highlight how solutions tailored to the needs of specific communities can be utilized across the region. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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