CALENDAR EVENTS: CA Water Law Symposium: SGMA and beyond; Water and the future of the San Joaquin Valley; Kern County Water Summit; Negotiating effective environmental agreements
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California Water Law Symposium: California groundwater: SGMA and beyond
February 2, San Francisco
The California Water Law Symposium is a unique collaboration of law students from seven Northern California law schools–Berkeley Law, Stanford Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, University of San Francisco, UC Davis Law, McGeorge School of Law, and Golden Gate University.
Keynote speakers are Felicia Marcus, Fran Pavley, and Richard Frank. Panel topics include groundwater contamination, interconnected surface and groundwater, tribal water rights, and adjudications under SGMA.
Water and the Future of the San Joaquin Valley
February 22, Fresno
The San Joaquin Valley—California’s largest agricultural region and an important contributor to the nation’s food supply—is in a time of great change and growing water stress. New cooperative approaches are needed to bring groundwater basins into balance, provide safe drinking water, and manage water and land to benefit people and nature. Authors of a new PPIC study and a diverse group of experts will discuss key issues and solutions to some of the valley’s looming challenges.
2019 Kern County Water Summit
March 7, Bakersfield
The keynote speaker is Tim Petty, Asst. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior. Other speakers include Felicia Marcus, State Water Resource Control Board; Jason Peltier, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta; Dan Walters, journalist; and Andrew Linard, L.A. Dept. of Water and Power.
The day culminates with a networking reception.
Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements
April 4,5 UC Berkeley
Creating solutions for today’s environmental, energy, and natural resource management issues often rests on effective negotiation. While you or your staff may have had some exposure to negotiation, CONCUR’s training will take your experience to the next level of professional practice and enable you to produce more powerful agreements.
CONCUR’s intensive two-day workshop is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are in a position to negotiate environmental agreements. We show you how face-to-face negotiation can augment traditional policy making with creative agreements that are better informed and more stable. During the training, course members will learn the principles of mutual gains bargaining, apply them in a series of simulated disputes, and reflect on the application of these tools to their work situations.
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