CALENDAR EVENTS: Planning and Conservation League’s 2019 California Environmental Assembly; Urban Water Institute Spring Conference; 2019 Kern County Water Summit: Navigating change; 2019 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference
Planning and Conservation League’s 2019 California Environmental Assembly: Confronting a Future at Risk
February 23, Sacramento
As climate change and wildfires become more pressing matters in California, scientists, lawyers, and decision makers must come together to decide how the policy will adapt to rapid environmental changes and scientific advancement. The Planning and Conservation League hopes to facilitate this discussion and promote forward-thinking at our annual event.
Each year, PCL addresses top environmental policy issues that face California. This year, PCL will look to the future, as panel topics will address the next steps for California’s water supply, climate change, land use, transportation, housing planning, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). We will be inviting speakers from various backgrounds and perspectives to speak on their work in the environmental policy field in hopes of promoting discussion on how we can be more successful in adapting policy for the future.
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.
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.
The 2019 Santa Ana Watershed Conference, Moving Forward Together: From Planning to Action Across the Watershed, will feature topics key to the watershed that winds through San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties.
Participants at the daylong conference on March 29, 2019 at Cal State Fullerton’s University Conference Center will hear about the importance of the Santa Ana River Watershed and how, through powerful partnerships and integrated planning, the region is finding resilient solutions to improve the quality and reliability of the local water supply for all in the watershed.