Calendar notes: Webinar on SB 13 changes to SGMA; Legislative hearings on funding water needs, LA’s resource mgt; Forum on agriculture; State Water Board meeting on extending emergency water conservation regulation

Webinar on SB 13 changes to SGMA formation of groundwater sustainability agencies

NEW_DWR_LOGO_14inchOn November 12, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will be hosting a 90-minute webinar to provide local agencies and the public with an overview of DWR’s implementation of the SB 13 legislative changes to SGMA .  The meeting will cover Groundwater Sustainabiltiy Agency (GSA) background and overview; SB 13 changes to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and the current status of applications and DWR’s completeness review. Click here for more information and to register.


California’s Water Challenges in the 21st Century: Assessing California’s Chronically Under Funded Water Needs

Seal_of_The_Senate_Of_The_State_Of_CaliforniaOn November 16 at 1pm, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee will hold an informational hearing in Room 3191 of the State Capitol titled California’s Water Challenges in the 21st Century: Assessing California’s Chronically Under Funded Water Needs.  A time of this posting, no other information given.  Click here for more information.


A Rising Tide Of Innovation: Water Resource Management in the Los Angeles Watershed

awpw sealOn November 16 at 1 pm in Los Angeles, a joint informational hearing with the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife and the Select Committee on Urban Waters and Streams will hold an informational hearing titled, A Rising Tide Of Innovation: Water Resource Management in the Los Angeles Watershed. At the time of this posting, no other information available.  Click here for more information.


California Conversations: Water in the West: Agriculture (Clovis)

LA Times LogoAt 1pm on November 18, join the LA Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune for the second event in the series, California Conversations, which comes to Clovis for a discussion on water issues in the state’s vital Central Valley. The event will be exploring ideas, obstacles and answers in the new realities of water in the West.  Beginning with remarks by Peter King of the Los Angeles Times, the discussion will then be moderated by Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times with state and local officials, including Mark Cowin from the Department of Water Resources, Randy Fiorini from the Delta Stewardship Council, and many others.  Admission is free.  Click here for more information and to register.


State Water Board to hold public workshop on the extending the statewide urban water conservation regulation if drought conditions persist

SWRCB logo water boardsOn December 7, the State Water Board will hold a public workshop in Sacramento to receive input on the potential extension and modification of the existing Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation (Emergency Regulation) if drought conditions persist into 2016.  An extension of the Emergency Regulation to conserve urban water supplies in 2016 may be needed depending on the amount of precipitation (both rainfall and snow accumulation) that the State receives during the upcoming winter months. The purpose of this workshop is to solicit input on the types of changes to the emergency conservation regulatory framework the State Water Board should consider if such an extension is necessary.  Click here for the meeting notice.

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