UPCOMING WEBINARS: Science and policy making, Stormwater grant guidelines, SGMA grant application workshop, Adaptive management, drought outlook, SGMA 101, Tap into Resilience Toolbox, Membranes 101, New wetland regulations, and more …

WEBINAR: Science and Policy-making: Where Rubber Meets the Road

September 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The webinar will give viewers a window into how science is used in water resources policy making at the federal level. While the focus of the webinar is on how science is used in congressional decision-making–using California drought legislation as an example–other examples will include brief overviews of use by executive branch natural resource agencies and in a particular case, by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Participants of this webinar can expect to receive foundational knowledge of how science is used in policy and decision making in all 3 branches of the Federal Government; more in-depth knowledge of the congressional decision-making process(es); and a brief view into the use of aquatic science in California drought legislation included in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).

Presented by the American Water Resources Association.

Click here to register.  You do not have to be a member to attend.

WEBINAR: Draft Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines – Amended for Round 2

September 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The State Water Board staff will conduct an informational webinar at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 to hear public comments on the Draft Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines – Amended for Round 2 (Amended Guidelines), dated August 2019.

DFA staff will conduct an informational webinar on Monday, September 16, 2019 to present the draft guidelines to the public and solicit feedback.  The webinar can be accessed using the Water Board’s Webcast system at .  During the webinar any comments or questions can be submitted via email to .

The Draft Amended Guidelines are available for review online at:

The State Water Board will consider adopting the Amended Guidelines as early as the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 State Water Board Meeting.

WEBINAR: Geospatial Patterns of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in US Rivers and Streams

September 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The overuse of antimicrobials poses a serious threat to public health by promoting the development of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals, and the environment. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)* , two million individuals are infected with antimicrobial resistant bacteria each year in the U.S., resulting in 23,000 deaths; however, little is known regarding the role the environment plays in the transmission of these microorganisms. Environmental exposure risks are likely to be greater in water bodies receiving discharge from human sewage systems and animal feed operations than in relatively pristine aquatic environments.

This webinar will present how a stratified, probabilistic survey—National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA)— was used to determine the national geospatial patterns of several antimicrobial resistance genes present in U.S. waters. NRSA is part of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS), which are collaborative programs between EPA, states, and tribes designed to assess the quality of the nation’s coastal waters, lakes and reservoirs, rivers and streams, and wetlands using a statistical survey design.

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WEBINAR: Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program – Applicant Assistance Workshop

September 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

DWR will host an Applicant Assistance Workshop for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program on September 18, 2019 via Go To Meeting webinar to provide information on how to apply for a grant.

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Analysis, risk assessment, and adaptive management of impacted ecological systems

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Wayne Landis, Professor and Director, Western Washington University Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Huxley College of the Environment, will discuss:A

•The importance and application of Bayesian networks to relative risk models that describe interactions between data, modeling, risk estimation, and adaptive management

•Examples that demonstrate the usage of Bayesian network-relative risk models from forest and fisheries management (e.g. understanding the spread of whirling disease and interaction of water quality to Chinook salmon decline)

•Linkages to managing the upper San Francisco EstuaryFeedback from the audience will be sought on decision-making endpoints to use and regulated stressors.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.  Access the webcast. (Password: Landis) Questions? Contact Yumiko.Henneberry@deltacouncil.ca.gov.

WEBINAR: California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook

September 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

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WEBINAR: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) 101

September 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Need to understand the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act? This free webinar will review the basics of SGMA, including the role of the agencies, key provisions and requirements, and more.

Presented by Maven and the Groundwater Exchange.

Click here to register.

WEBINAR: Tapping into the TiR Toolkit: Resources for Green Stormwater Management

September 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

WaterNow’s ongoing Tap into Resilience training series continues! Our webcast delves into resources related to green stormwater management.

WaterNow Alliance’s ongoing Tap into Resilience webcast series continues for water leaders and utility managers! Tune in on September 24 at 10am PST to delve into green stormwater infrastructure resources. This one-hour training will re-cap Tap into Resilience and cover how to access the in-depth resources specific to green infrastructure included in the Toolkit. These resources—all publicly available online—include information on new ways to finance investments in these sustainable stormwater management strategies, explanatory videos on setting up stormwater credit-trading programs to motive private property owners, and example stormwater ordinances that prioritize green infrastructure installations.

Participants will also hear from guest speakers and their experience with using resources found in the Toolkit to implement and manage projects related to green stormwater infrastructure.

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WEBCAST: Membranes 101 – The Basics and Beyond

September 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented in partnership with WateReuse PacificNorthwest, this webcast will discuss how membranes are used in water, wastewater and reuse applications and review typical operational tasks.

How are membranes used in water recycling and what are the typical operational tasks? Learn how membranes can be used alone, or in conjunction with complementary technologies, to remove a broad range of contaminants from water. This range of capabilities has contributed to the widespread use of membranes to treat water, wastewater, and recycled water. The presentation will explain the types of membranes and their uses, review proper maintenance, and provide viewers with insight into this popular treatment technology.

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WEBINAR: Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

California regulations protecting wetlands and state waters were approved and will take effect on May 28, 2020. These new rules by the California State Water Resources Control Board create a more expansive and complex permitting scheme for developers, public agencies and others with projects that may impact waters and wetlands. In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, Environment Law & Natural Resources Partners Andre Monette and Lowry Crook will discuss key components of these new regulations and strategies for navigating them to move projects forward.

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WEBINAR: Wicked Water Problems: Can Network Governance Deliver? Integrated Water Management Case Studies from New Zealand and Oregon, USA

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Integrated water management is a wicked public policy problem with no clear path to resolution. Collective network governance and the New Pubic Governance (NPG) movement may be of value in addressing the wicked water problem. This presentation is based on an in-depth qualitative comparative analysis of two collaborative governance processes created to tackle complex water problems in New Zealand and Oregon, USA. Both cases convened a wide range of state and non-state actors in efforts to find common ground, build consensus for change, and develop innovative water policy solutions.

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