Here are some January events worth noting:
California Water Law Symposium: The Bay-Delta: Understanding what’s at stake for the region’s future (San Francisco)
The California Bay-Delta—made up of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta and San Francisco Bay—has, for the past 150 years, been inundated with man-made alterations causing a steep decline in the region’s health. To date, certain species’ populations have dropped to the lowest numbers on record and natural flows have been diverted, leading to a decline in water quality and availability to communities and farms across California.
Local, state, and federal policymakers have been struggling to address the Delta’s woes for decades. This year’s California Water Law Symposium will focus on the current state of the region, the litigation and initiatives presently underway, and proposals for the Delta’s future.
Up to 7.75 MCLE credits available.
Southern California Water Committee Quarterly Luncheon (Chino)
January 27th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Join the Southern California Water Committee for their quarterly luncheon at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency in Chino on January 27th. The speaker will be Wade Crowfoot, CEO of The Water Foundation.
California Irrigation Institute: ‘Managing our Water Checkbook: Solutions for a Balanced Bottom Line’ (Sacramento)
January 30 & 31st
The California Irrigation Institute is the oldest independent forum on irrigation and water in California. The primary purpose of the institute is to host an annual conference on California water issues, water use efficiency, water quality and surface and groundwater management. The conferences feature leading water industry experts, government agency heads, water district managers, innovative farmers and vendors with leading water saving products.
Featured speakers are Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist, a professor of Earth System Science and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology; and Chris Austin, founder of the water news blog, Maven’s Notebook—and considered by many to be a “must read.” Chris Austin has been writing about California water since 2007 and has developed a reputation for presenting all sides of California’s complex water issues without a personal agenda.
This is just a sampling of California water events happening in January. Check the full calendar for webinars, public meetings, and other events happening this month – fully updated for 2017!
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