CALENDAR EVENTS: Symposium: Moving beyond myths; Workshop on access to sanitation for homeless; Managing wastewater in a changing climate; Safe and reliable? The future of California water

Below are a few of the upcoming events happening in the last half of April.  This is just a sampling … for more conferences, meetings, webinars and events this month and beyond,
click here to check out the full calendar.

Association of Water Agencies of Ventura: 27th Water Symposium: Moving Beyond Myths

Oxnard, April 18

Misunderstandings and misrepresentations about water complicate our efforts to manage it. What will it take to convince stakeholders to abandon
their cherished myths?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ellen Hanak, Center Director and Senior Fellow—Public Policy Institute of California

The long period of collaboration in the development and management of local water resources has been disrupted in recent years by drought, new groundwater regulations and litigation over competing claims to a limited supply.

Efforts to resolve these looming conflicts are complicated by misunderstandings and misrepresentations about the way our water systems work, the best options for improving them, and the relative value of the three major categories of water users — farms, cities, and the environment. Ms Hanak brings an informed perspective on the myths that currently complicate our water issues and the opportunities that lie beyond those myths.

Click here to register.

State Water Board Workshop: Access to Sanitation for People Experiencing Homelessness

April 19, 9am to 4pm

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a public workshop on Access to Sanitation for People Experiencing Homelessness. The workshop will include expert panels on data collection and metrics, public health challenges, innovative approaches by cities and NGOs, funding pathways, and roles for the Water Boards. The workshop is an opportunity for interested persons to provide input to the State Water Board.

Seating is limited so registration is required.  Click here to register.

The event will be webcast.

Click here for more information.

PPIC:  Managing wastewater in a changing climate

April 22, Sacramento

California’s wastewater sector helps protect public health and the environment. It is also the source of recycled water—a growing water supply. But climate change is bringing water scarcity and other pressures to the sector. PPIC researcher Caitrin Chappelle will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss policy improvements to prepare the sector for a more volatile future.

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.

Click here to register.

Safe and Reliable? The Future of California Water

April 24, Sacramento

California has emerged from a multi-year drought, but water quantity and quality issues continue to be a priority for state policy and decision makers. Several bills have been introduced in the current legislative session that would address clean drinking water for all Californians, with particular emphasis on improving access in disadvantaged communities. Gov. Gavin Newsom also has signaled the importance of access to safe drinking water for his administration, through efforts to update and move forward with some version of Waterfix and by proposing a new fund to pay for water infrastructure investments.

Please join a panel of Stanford scientists and water experts for a discussion on California water quality issues that will be informed by their latest research in focal areas such as arsenic and chromium contamination; impacts of extractive industries on water; and more.

Attendance is free but registration required.  Click here to register.

This is just a few of the many upcoming events …

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