April 11: Water Storage Investment Program Quantification Regulations Workshop
The California Water Commission will be holding a workshop on proposed changes to the Water Storage Investment Program’s draft quantification regulation.
The workshop will include discussion of substantial proposed changes, including changes related to existing mitigation and compliance obligations, modifications to the application review and evaluation process, and funding for completion of environmental documentation. Concepts for changes regarding climate change and sea level rise will also be discussed.
The meeting will not be webcast, but a video instead made available at a later date.
April 20-21: California Water Policy Conference
This year the California Water Policy Conference celebrates its 25th anniversary of bringing together leaders from the agricultural, urban and environmental communities to discuss policy issues impacting California’s water. We are very excited to announce that the conference will be held for the first time at the UC Davis Conference Center on April 20 & 21, 2016.
What began as a vision by environmentalist Dorothy Green to bring different perspectives to the same table is now her lasting legacy as an established forum drawing participants from around the state. Dorothy, who passed away in 2008, is said to have conceived the idea for the California Water Policy Conference at a meeting in her living room with others concerned about the state’s water supply. Today, Green’s legacy remains alive through the collaborative spirit that engulfs our conference, as well as through our format that continues to bring agricultural, urban and environmental interests together to discuss better water management.
Featured speakers include State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus and author David Carle.
April 28: Capitol Weekly’s Water 2016
As Californians live through a historic drought, the state’s leaders seek solutions to an age-old problem. New groundwater rules, restrictions on water use, and fights over new storage and transportation projects loom in 2016 – with a proposed ballot initiative that would restrict large infrastructure projects looming over all.
Capitol Weekly and the UC Center present WATER: 2016, their third annual conference devoted to California water policy. This day-long conference will be held on April 28, 2016, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel. Secretary John Laird is the keynote speaker; Panel discussions will focus on the California Water Fix, fiscal impacts, water storage and delivery, and politics.
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