OCTOBER CALENDAR EVENTS: Groundwater water rights, Water Smart Innovations, State of the Estuary, Negotiating enviro agreements, Riparian summit, Priorities for CA water; Delta and tributaries

Executive Training on Water Rights in Groundwater

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 08:30 am to 12:00 pm
McGeorge School of Law

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act preserves existing water rights in groundwater. Agencies and project proponents must address such rights in sustainability planning, projects to increase yield, and pumping reductions. Yet California’s structure of groundwater rights is notoriously complex, directly related to hydrologic conditions, and complicates the goal of sustainable groundwater management.

This executive training will provide a hands-on workshop in which instructors will unpack the law of California groundwater rights in simple, everyday language. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge by identifying water rights in a simulated basin, and discussing water rights considerations in groundwater management.

The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy gives students the chance to learn among leaders in the law and policy arena. McGeorge is an interdisciplinary destination school nationally for students who desire careers as public policy advocates.

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Water Smart Innovations 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017
Las Vegas

You are invited to register for the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, scheduled for October 4-6, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

WSI – recognized as the world’s premier urban water efficiency conference since its debut in 2008 – offers the full conference registration fee of $395.

Each full conference registration includes admission to the WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards luncheon, hosted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, scheduled for Thursday, October 5.

WSI will again feature more than 100 professional sessions, an Expo Hall showcasing water-efficient products and services, and technical tours to venues illustrating Southern Nevada’s commitment to water efficiency. Several pre-show workshops (not included with the WSI registration fee) also are available on Tuesday, October 3.

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State of the Estuary Conference

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 to Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Every two years, the Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.

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Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements

Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

CONCUR’s intensive two-day workshop is designed to meet the needs of professionals and graduate students alike who are in a position to advise on or negotiate environmental agreements. The training is also an excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain insight into this important field and mingle with mid career professionals.

In this course, we show you how the process of face-to-face negotiation can augment traditional policy making with creative agreements that are better informed and more stable. During the training, course participants will learn the elements of mutual gains bargaining, apply them in a series of hands-on negotiation simulations, and troubleshoot how you personally can apply these tools to everyday work situations.

Course topics include:

  • Watershed management, flood protection, and habitat restoration
  • Strategies to strengthen sustainable US fisheries
  • Air quality management plans
  • Coastal and marine spatial planning stakeholder engagement processes
  • Funding strategies for infrastructure repair and maintenance
  • Guidelines for conservation of protected species
  • Accelerating investment in innovative renewable technologies
  • Negotiated strategic plans for statewide research investment
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Riparian Summit 2017: From Confluence to Influence

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Thursday, October 19, 2017
UC Davis

Despite well recognized contributions of riparian ecosystems to the natural capital of California’s ecosystems, much of the original riparian habitat of California has been heavily modified or lost. With that loss has come a loss of the ecological and hydrological integrity, resilience, and productivity of riparian systems, including reduction in water supplies and quality of life in riparian dependent communities.

With the state preparing to make major investments in green infrastructure, riparian restoration and its natural infrastructure should be a major focus for effective public investment. The goals of the Summit are to share emerging understanding of riparian processes, to identify priorities and opportunities for investment, and to highlight contributions of riparian corridors to natural capital, the arts, and human well-being throughout California.

For more information and to register, click here.

Priorities for California water

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 09:00 am to 12:30 pm

This past year was a prime example of California’s highly variable climate—and a precursor of the challenges to come. This conference looks at issues that are front and center for managing California’s water supply and natural environment, including legislative priorities for cities, farms, and rural communities; partnerships for healthy ecosystems; and critical decisions for the Colorado River and Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.

Join PPIC Water Policy Center researchers and a diverse group of experts for a thought provoking discussion about policy priorities for the coming water year.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and the Sierra Nevada Tributaries; “The Stressors and the Fix” (Auburn)

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 08:45 am to 03:15 pm

Join us to hear from some of California’s top Scientists as they discuss THE SACRAMENTO SAN JOAQUIN DELTA AND ITS SIERRA NEVADA TRIBUTARIES (the stressors and the fix). Keynote Lunch Speaker – Grant Davis, Director, Department of Water Resources (tentative).

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