JANUARY CALENDAR NOTES: Sustainable Viticulture Forum; Webinar on Findings of the Oroville Dam Spillway Forensic Investigation; CA Water Plan Update 2018 All Chapters Web-A-Thon; CA Water Law Symposium; CA Irrigation Institute

Here are some noteworthy events coming up this month.  To view all events, click here to view the complete calendar.

Sustainable Viticulture Forum: Technology and Water

January 9th, Forestville

Sustainable winegrowing is a priority for many California vintners, particularly with regard to water management. The goal of this forum is to understand the wine industry’s major sustainability challenges in water and discuss how and where innovation and technology solutions can help solve problems.
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WEBINAR: Findings of the Oroville Dam Spillway Forensic Investigation

January 9th

At a height of 770 feet, Oroville Dam is the tallest dam in the United States. On February 7, 2017, a section of the concrete chute slab of the service spillway at Oroville Dam failed during spillway discharge. Several days later, as the California Department of Water Resources was evaluating and managing discharges through the damaged service spillway during a large rainfall event, the emergency spillway activated for the first time in the projects’s history. The emergency spillway flow resulted in significant erosion of the hillside below the crest structure, leading to concern for the integrity of the emergency spillway and the evacuation of nearly 190,000 downstream residents.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mandated a forensic evaluation of the failure of the service spillway chute and the damage to emergency spillway. This webinar will present the findings of the six-person Independent Forensic Team, including discussions of physical factors, human / organization factors, and lessons to be learned from the incident. Ample time will be allowed for questions from attendees.

Click here for more information and to register.

California Water Plan Update 2018 All Chapters Web-A-Thon

January 9th, all day

Registration is open for a day-long webinar that will preview all five chapters of California Water Plan Update 2018.  The webinar will be an opportunity to provide input on any area of concern in Update 2018. The session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9.

Click here for agenda and webcast information.


California Water Law Symposium: What’s Coming Down the Pipeline? The Future of California’s Water Infrastructure

January 20, Berkeley

The California Water Law Symposium is a collaborative student-run event that consistently brings together leading minds in water law to discuss California’s critical water issues. Led this year by UC Berkeley School of Law, participant schools include USF School of Law; Golden Gate University School of Law; UC Hastings College of the Law; UC Davis School of Law; and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

For more information and to register, click here.

California Irrigation Institute: Drought to deluge: Scaling solutions

January 29-30, Sacramento

The California Irrigation Institute announces its 56th annual conference January 29-30, 2018 at the Hilton Arden West in Sacramento, California. The theme of the 2018 conference is Drought to Deluge: Scaling Solutions. The past decade was filled with extreme weather conditions in California. Join us for panels and discussions from top water leaders on how they prepared for this reality and took advantage of wet conditions after years of historic drought. There were many innovative efforts to quickly mobilize projects and reap the benefits of 2017’s extraordinary precipitation. The keynote will be provided by the newly appointed Department of Water Resources Director, Grant Davis. Featured luncheon speaker is acclaimed author, Sandra Postel, also known as founder and director of the Global Water Policy Project.

The conference is attended by a diverse group of water professionals that include agricultural and urban water managers, policy makers, manufacturers and farmers.

For more information and to register visit www.caii.org.

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