There are some interesting meetings of note coming up on the calendar …
California Coastal Clean Up Day is September 19: It’s the Delta’s part of California Coastal Cleanup Day – California’s largest annual volunteer event which brings folks together at sites around the state to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. California’s event is likewise part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on earth! People from all walks of life gather at the river’s edge to help free our rivers, coastlines and beaches from ugly trash. Click here for Delta Protection Commission Locations in Yolo County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, San Joaquin County and Sacramento County locations. Click here for Delta Conservancy Location on Sherman Island. For other clean up locations statewide, click here.
The first summit on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (or Drones) for Water Resources Management, September 22: This summit focuses on applications of UAS technology for improving water management in California. Experts in UAS policy, technology and applications in agriculture and environment will present their vision. Conference starts at 8am and ends at 5pm on September 22, 2015, and will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center. Click here to register. Click here for more information.
21st Century Solutions to Critical Western U.S. Water Woes: California is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Projections show climate change is creating hotter and drier conditions in the western states. On October 5, Join Sara Aminzadeh, Executive Director, California Coastkeeper Alliance;Heather Cooley, Water Program Co-Director, Pacific Institute;Max Gomberg, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Water Resources Control Board; and Kimery Wiltshire, CEO and Director, Carpe Diem West in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club as they discuss strategies, reforms and innovations that will help us survive and thrive during drought and the years to come for cities, farms, rivers, mountains and coastal ocean areas. Click here for more information.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation Meetings: The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will be holding informational meetings for stakeholders on the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in October. The meetings will include technical sessions for agencies and organizations in the afternoon, and a public forum in the evening for residential well owners and the public. The meetings will be held October 21st in Los Angeles, October 22 in Visalia, and October 27 in Sacramento. The Sacramento meeting will also be webcast. Click here for more information.
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