CALENDAR EVENTS: Webinar on Fox Canyon Groundwater Market; American Water Works Assn Confluence 2019; Bruce Babbitt & Ellen Hanak: Parting the Waters; California Water Policy Conference

WEBCAST: “Groundwater Conservation Through Well Extraction Management – A Case Study into the Fox Canyon Groundwater Market”

March 20

The Fox Canyon groundwater market is the result of a grower-led initiative authorized by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency, in Ventura County, California. In 2017 a centralized market for individual landowners to buy and sell groundwater was launched on the Oxnard Plain in Ventura County by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $1.9 million grant to expand the pilot project.

The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) manages and protects both confined and unconfined aquifers within several groundwater basins underlying the southern portion of Ventura County. The FCGMA is an independent special district, separate from the County of Ventura or any city government. It was created by the California Legislature in 1982 to oversee Ventura County’s vital groundwater resources. The boundary covers 183 square miles, and all lands lying above the deep Fox Canyon aquifer account for more than half of the water needs for over 700,000 residents in the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, and Moorpark, plus the unincorporated communities of Saticoy, El Rio, Somis, Moorpark Home Acres, Nyeland Acres, Point Mugu and Montalvo.

Two years of designing and testing the Fox Canyon groundwater market have yielded many lessons learned related to market design and implementation.

Click here for more information and to register.

CA-NV Section, American Water Works Association

March 25 through 28, Sacramento

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will host their 2019 Annual Spring Conference at Sheraton Grand & Convention Center on March 25-28, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. The three-day event is co-hosted with Sacramento Area Water Works Association (SAWWA) and will include an opening general session, speaker panel and an awards luncheon. The event will also provide training classes for professional continuing education units (CEU) hours for its attendees that will include skilled distribution operators, treatment operators, engineers and field professionals from the world of drinking water safety.

Confluence 2019” is our theme for this year’s conference.  It brings together so many critically important streams of drinking water challenges and collective knowledge. Every attendee will leave having learned a lot, both from the program and the informal interaction with some of the best and brightest in the field.  From the most seasoned general manager to the beginning operator, from the regulator to the expert consultant, this is one event not to miss.

For more information and to register, click here.

Annual Anne J. Schneider Lecture: Parting The Waters – Will It Take A Miracle?

April 3, Sacramento

The Steering Committee for the Anne J. Schneider Lecture Series cordially invites you to attend this year’s lecture presentation in support of our efforts to encourage professional and personal commitment to water law and policy and the conservation of our special landscapes in
memory of Anne Schneider’s lifelong devotion to these areas.

This year’s distinguished lecturer is former Governor and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt who will present: Parting The Waters – Will It Take A Miracle?in conversation with Ellen Hanak.

The event and reception are free to participants (a no-host bar) and
are being brought to you by sponsorships for the Anne J. Schneider
Lecture Series.

Click here to RSVP.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

California Water Policy Conference

April 4,5 San Diego

Now in its 28th year, the California Water Policy Conference is the premier event in the State that brings together leaders from the agricultural, urban water and environmental communities to discuss the current policy issues impacting California’s water. Every year over 300 participants from around the State attend this conference to network with their colleagues, listen to perspectives they may have not heard before and learn about new programs and ideas.

This year’s keynote speakers are Joaquin Esquivel, Chair of the State Water Board; Brenda Burman, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, and author Mark Arax.

The conference agenda is put together by a diverse planning committee that strives to identify the most current topics and best speakers to offer insight and debate with the goal being to educate, enlighten and inform our attendees. We hope you will join us at this year’s conference.

For more information, click here.

This is just a handful of events that are happening this month.
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