CALENDAR NOTES: Salmon Disease Ecology Workshop; Symposium on Making Safe, Clean, Affordable and Accessible Water a Reality; California Water Policy Conference: Water we going to do?; Is your community prepared for extreme weather events?; Innovative Water Technologies
Record high temperatures during the recent drought coupled with high mortality in juvenile salmon has raised awareness of the role pathogens and diseases may play in Central Valley salmon. This symposium will cover topics such as: what is known about pathogens and diseases in wild salmon populations in the Central Valley, what monitoring and research gaps exist, and how other systems manage to control or reduce impacts of pathogens/disease. A key deliverable from this workshop would be the development of recommendations for improving disease research and monitoring in the Central Valley with an emphasis on exploring management actions related to reducing direct and indirect mortality caused by disease.
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.
California Water Policy Conference: Water we going to do?
March 22-23, UC Davis
You are invited to join us at the 27th annual California Water Policy Conference, taking place in Davis, California, on March 22-23, 2018. This year’s theme “Water You Gonna Do?” will bring 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, to tackle the Golden State’s water supply challenges.
CWP27 is a two-day conference that connects the diverse people and organizations working on California water issues to share ideas and potential solutions to the state’s most vexing water supply problems. This unique forum employs active dialogue that allows attendees to inform and be informed, while exploring water-related topics as far-reaching as impacts of the legal cannabis industry, new water storage projects, and the benefits of collaborative science.
DWR Director Karla Nemeth and the Inkstain blog’s John Fleck are the keynote speakers.
Water, weather, and warning! Is your community prepared for extreme weather events?
March 22-23, Sacramento
WELL is convening a state-wide educational water conference on March 22-23rd, 2018 in Sacramento for California local elected officials. Local elected officials can make a difference for all Californians by taking the necessary steps to understand the dynamic of California water to assure adequate clean water for our communities, protect our natural resources and our local economies. Our hope is to facilitate understanding towards comprehensive long-term water policies that will sustain California’s economy and quality of life. We invite you to participate!
Limited Scholarships available for:
City Council Members, Mayors, County Supervisors, and School Board Members.
Innovative Water Technologies for California Workshop
March 23, Auburn
You are invited to a one-day, fast, friendly and free introduction to the latest and greatest technologies in water management. Now is the time! Join us to hear from some of California’s technology experts as they discuss “Innovative Water Technologies For California”.
Hosted by the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.