CALENDAR NOTES: CEQA Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan amendments; Water Storage Investment Program Application Assistance Workshop; Lecture on exploring direct potable reuse; CA Water Policy Conference; Building capacity for regional sustainability in CA

March 24: CEQA Scoping Meeting for Delta Plan amendments

10am to noon, Sacramento

The Delta Stewardship Council, pursuant to CEQA guidelines,will host a public scoping meeting to receive oral and written comments for the Council’s preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for proposed amendments to the Delta Plan in the areas of Delta Levee Investment and Risk Reduction Strategy; Delta Conveyance, Storage, and Operations; and Performance Measures. The meeting will be available via webcast.

To read the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Proposed Amendments to the Delta Plan, please click here.

March 30: Water Storage Investment Program Application Assistance Workshop

9:30 am, Sacramento

The California Water Commission (Commission) is hosting an application assistance workshop for potential applicants of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP).  The workshop will be held in the Klamath Hearing Room on the Second Floor of Cal EPA headquarters, 1001 I Street, as well as available by webcast.

This workshop is an opportunity for proponents of new water storage projects to learn more about the application process and to ask questions related to preparing and submitting an application for funding under the WSIP. Commission, DWR, State Water Board, and CDFW staff will be on hand to answer application questions.

Eligible new water storage projects include: Surface storage projects identified in the CALFED Record of Decision, groundwater storage projects, groundwater contamination prevention or remediation projects, conjunctive use projects, reservoir reoperation projects, and local and regional surface storage projects that improve the operation of water systems in the state.

For more information, click here.

April 3rd: Recycled water as drinking water: Exploring direct potable reuse

6:30pm to 8:00pm, Sacramento

The McGeorge School of Law is hosting a panel discussion on recycled water and direct potable reuse.

The speakers are Dr. George Tchobanoglous, international authority on wastewater treatment, management and reuse; Keith Solar, a Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC; and Jennifer West, Managing Director with WateReuse.  This event is free and seating is limited.

Please RSVP to to secure your seat today.

April 6 and 7: California Water Policy Conference:  Upstream, downstream, we all scream

San Diego

The annual California Water Policy Conference is excited to be returning to Southern California with our first ever visit to beautiful San Diego.

As the premier venue bringing together water leaders representing agricultural, environmental, urban, environmental justice, government, and private sector constituencies and perspectives, as well as interested individuals from the general public, the conference provides a unique forum where attendees can inform and be informed through active dialogue.

Plenary speakers are Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District, and Lois Henry, columnist and investigative reporter with the Bakersfield Californian since 1990.

Click here for more information and to register.

April 12: Building capacity for regional sustainability in California

1pm – 6pm: Sacramento

Join us at this half-day workshop at 1 p.m. in Sacramento that will bring together regional water and land use leaders from across the state to discuss challenges and opportunities related to:

  • Establishing governance for groundwater management
  • Developing groundwater management and other water management plans
  • Improving regulatory processes and securing sustainable funding – all necessary ingredients for achieving sustainable water balance.

Building Capacity for Regional Sustainability in California: A Water Summit, is cosponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation.

Click here for more information.

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