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Aug 10 2014

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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 …

 

  • ACWA's Tim Quinn on the water bond: Monday, December 15, in Davis: Earlier this month, California voters passed Proposition 1, also known as the water bond. The proposition authorizes billions of dollars in funding to update the state’s infrastructure for water storage, use and management.After a few years of sustained drought, water use is on the minds of most Californians, but what will this bond really mean? What changes will we experience thanks to this proposition?  Tim Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies, will speak on this topic at an event sponsored by Explorit Science Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at DMG Mori, 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis. Click here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on Tuesday, December 16 in Los Angeles at the Metropolitan Water District.  Agenda items include a workshop on a draft Order resolving the issues raised in the petitions on the Los Angeles Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit.  Click here for more information.
  • State Water Board Urban Water Conservation Workshop in Los Angeles:  On Wednesday, December 17 at 9am, the State Water Resources Control Board will hold a workshop to receive input on potential next steps and future actions related to urban water conservation if drought conditions persist into the new calendar year.  Click here for more information.
  • The California Water Commission will not be meeting in December.
  • NEW! The Delta Conservancy Program and Policy Subcommittee is scheduled to meet from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at the Conservancy's offices, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento. The Subcommittee will discuss the Conservancy draft Grant Guidelines.
  • The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on December 18.  Agenda items include an action item to accept the Delta Levee Investment Strategy Issue Paper and a briefing on the California Water Plan update.
  • The Central Valley Flood Protection Board will meet on December 19.  Agenda will be posted here.

 

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Coming up next week and beyond …

  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on January 6.
  • PPIC Event: Managing Drought: Join the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on January 12th from 9am to 2pm in Sacramento: California's historic drought is revealing strengths and weaknesses in how we manage our precious water resources. At this half–day event—coinciding with the beginning of a new legislative session—participants will examine Australia's millennium drought, consider climate change and future droughts in California, look back at lessons from 2014, and look forward to policy priorities for 2015.    The event will be webcast. Click here to register to attend in person or watch by webcast.
  • Groundwater: California's Real Buried Gold (Albany):  On January 13, Tina Leahy Cannon will speak on the recently passed groundwater legislation at 7pm.  California stores far more water than falls as rain or snow, or can be held in reservoirs. But this hidden treasure has been treated first-come, winner-take-all. California's new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and just-passed Proposition 1 bring opportunities to use groundwater more wisely. Environmental attorney Tina Cannon Leahy, Principal Consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, and the Assembly's primary water law and policy expert, outlines the value and complexity of groundwater, along with opportunities.  Click here for more information.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet on January 15 in Stockton.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on January 20.
  • California Water Law Symposium:Wasted Water: Reasonable Use Law in 21st Century California:  This year’s Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, January 24th at the Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco, will address current and future water issues in California, focusing on opportunities for collaboration in water management, and exploring possible resolutions to issues that will shape the future of our state with the theme of “Wasted Water: Reasonable Use Law in 21st Century California.” The program will tackle a variety of issues through the lens of managing water efficiently and sustainably under the Reasonable Use Doctrine. Panels will cover a range of topics, including efficiency in urban water use, pricing and incentives as a means of limiting use, sustainable groundwater management, and the role of Reasonable Use in agricultural sector.   Click here for more information.
  • California Irrigation Institute 2015 Conference is scheduled for February 2nd and 3rd in SacramentoClick here for more information.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on February 3.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on February 5-6 in Rancho Cordova. Agenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on February 17.
  • Oil, Gas, and Groundwater in California: Wise Production and protection of Our Valuable Resources:  February 18-19 in Long BeachThe “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.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on March 3.
  • 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.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on March 17.
  • 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 is the premier event in the State that brings 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 State Water Resources Control Board will meet on May 19.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Courtland on May 21.
  • 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.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on June 16.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on July 7.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Oakley on July 16.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on July 21.
  • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet on July 30-31 in Rancho CordovaAgenda will be posted here.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on August 4.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on August 18.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 1.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on September 16.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in Walnut Grove on September 17.
  • 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 State Water Resources Control Board will meet on November 4.
  • The State Water Resources Control Board will meet on November 17.
  • The Delta Protection Commission will meet in West Sacramento on November 19.
  • 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.

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