CALENDAR EVENTS: American Groundwater Trust Annual Conference; PPIC: Water and the future of the San Joaquin Valley; Urban Water Institute Spring Conference; Kern County Water Summit
AGWT Conference: “Everything aquifers and groundwater management”
February 11-12, Ontario
The first AGWA/AGWT joint conference was held in Ontario, CA in 2000. Since then, this annual event has provided an important information exchange and networking opportunity for California’s water agencies, utilities and water districts, and for all water professionals (scientific, engineering, managerial, legal, environmental, regulatory), end-users of water, and local and state elected officials involved with water policy issues. The focus of every program is on current groundwater management issues in California.
PPIC: 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.
Urban Water Institute Spring Conference: Changing Times – Tools to Balance in the Wild Water World
February 27 to March 1, Palm Springs
Panel topics include the Bay-Delta, The unintended consequences of water conservation, Water myths, Recycled water, the Colorado River drought contingency plan, Tribal water challenges and solutions, and more.
2019 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating change
March 7, Bakersfield
Featured speakers include Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Interior; Dan Walters, journalist; Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board; Jason Peltier, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, and others. Panel topics include desalination, aging infrastructure, and restoration of river flows.
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