CALENDAR NOTES: 2018 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating Change; Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Annual Summit; Protecting California’s Water Future; Symposium on Making Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water a Reality
2018 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating Change
March 7, Bakersfield
Enjoy a day of interesting and informative presentations on all facets of water: California WaterFix, groundwater rights and regulations, a new urban water tax and top-notch keynote speakers. The day culminates with a networking reception. Don’t miss this amazing day dedicated to water issues that impact every person and business in the state.
Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Annual Summit: Taking A Regional Approach to Implementing California’s Climate Goals
March 7, Sacramento
The Sierra Nevada Region is California’s biggest carbon sink, but many of our Sierra Nevada forests are unhealthy, and have suffered unprecedented tree mortality from bark beetles, drought, and an increase in high-severity wildfire. These events result in immediate greenhouse gas emissions from smoke plumes and decaying dead trees, and long-term loss of sequestration. Without immediate action, the Sierra Nevada will continue to emit massive amounts of greenhouse gas and lose the ability to store and sequester carbon. Learn more about how the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program is working to retain Sierra Nevada forests as a carbon sink for California and prevent this critical Region from becoming a carbon source.
Protecting California’s Water Future: Responding to Existing Challenges and Focusing on Long-Term Resilience and Conservation
March 8, Beverly Hills
This timely symposium offers all those involved in water resources, management, conservation and sustainability, as well as environmental specialists and other stakeholders the chance to come together to discuss ways to overcome existing challenges in preparing for and responding to the state’s extreme climate variability. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore strategies for effective resource management and will assess the progress made in realising the goals of the California Water Action Plan, in particular Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life and ultimately considering what more can be done in the future.
Symposium on Making Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water a Reality
March 15, Sacramento
California was the first state to recognize a Human Right to “Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water” in law. Across the state, making this human right a reality will require the development and implementation of solutions to address:
- The lack of safe drinking water in many rural disadvantaged communities
- The development of sustainable governance and finance structures for small water systems
- Affordability issues that impact low-income ratepayers across the state
Join leaders from state government, local agencies and the non-profit sector as we explore the challenges and potential solutions that can help make safe, clean, affordable and accessible water a reality in California.
Hosted by the Sacramento Regional Water Authority.
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