Calendar notes: Water Technology Conference in Fresno; NWRI Drought Workshop in Irvine; ‘Water Shortages and Drought: From Challenges to Solutions’ in San Diego; “The conquest for and history of CA Water” in Auburn; O.C. Water Summit
May 12: Water Technology Conference in Fresno
May 16-17: NWRI Drought Workshop in Irvine
The purpose of the Drought Response workshop is to review and provide updates on drought planning, response, and mitigation measures. Water agencies and other public and local agencies involved in drought response and planning efforts are invited to attend.This two-day program will include talks by water resources professional and academics from California.
May 17-20: Water Shortages and Drought: From Challenges to Solutions in San Diego
From the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
Throughout the West, water managers at the local, regional, state and national levels are undertaking major changes in how we manage our connected surface and ground water supplies. This promises to have significant impacts on food production, urban water supplies and the economy.
Every US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) conference has addressed the future, but agriculture has never faced the challenges we face today. Modern water managers are embracing the concept of resilience: the need to be as flexible as possible in the face of increasing uncertainty. USCID’s San Diego Conference will focus on the pressures of water shortages (both short-term and long-term), and how we are rising to the challenges by developing innovative solutions.
This Conference will bring together water resources professionals — engineers, managers, hydrogeologists, attorneys — with experience and interests in innovative governance, policy, management, financing and technical solutions.
May 18: The conquest for and history of California Water: Past-Present-Future in Auburn
Hear about the past, present, and the future of California’s integrated water system from top water managers. Learn how our complex integrated system developed and what the future has in store for California and this region.
You will hear about the history of California water and their District from Westlands Water District and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Authority. Learn about the Sites Reservoir project. It has been on the books for decades. Can it fit into the framework of California’s water infrastructure puzzle? Get the perspective on the future of California’s integrated water supply system, agriculture and northern California considering the weather pattern changes. Hear the reflections and the future of California Water from a true water warrior from the Keynote Lunch Speaker: The Honorable Phil Isenberg
May 20: O.C. Water Summit
Whether El Niño delivers on its promise of a wet winter, water agencies across Orange County face a perfect storm of challenges in delivering reliable water that serves as the lifeblood for 3 million residents and business communities that produce a gross county product of $223.2 billion.
The system of reservoirs and aqueducts that carries water hundreds of miles to reach our county are aging and susceptible to earthquakes and political tremors. Agencies have been ordered to cut their water use or face fines and ever-changing laws make developing fair and accurate rates more and more complex.
Join us for the 9th Annual OC Water Summit to learn about the Orange County projects that will provide shelter from the storms, and lessons learned from businesses that are harvesting profits despite the clouds.
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