Water Education Foundation Newsletter, March 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 19, 2013

In This Issue…


*   The Latest Western Water is Now Available!

*   Learn about Integrated Water Management, April 3-5

*   Central Valley Tour, April 17-19

*   Santa Ana River Watershed Conference, April 11



Learn about Integrated Water Management, April 3-5


The Integrated Regional Water Management Conference, April 4-5 will include interactive sessions for attendees to share their experiences about transforming California’s water management culture to advance water supply reliability, flood management and ecosystem objectives on a regional, watershed scale.


This event will include discussions of integrated water management values, tools, plans, and actions.


Registration is $195. Click here to view the draft agenda and register securely online.


The April 3 Integrated Water Management Summit will include discussions on challenges and opportunities that exist in flood, ecosystem and water management; IWM implementation; supporting economic stability through IWM; and long-term strategies for sustainable IWM funding.


Registration for the Summit is $95. Click here to view the draft agenda and register securely online.


These events are cosponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation, in partnership with the California Water Commission.


Central Valley Tour, April 17-19

How is the Central Valley region dealing will less water deliveries due to a dry year?


And as farmers in the Central Valley turn more to groundwater pumping this year, is there more overdraft and subsidence in certain areas?


What are plans to reduce the problem of nitrates in groundwater?


How are farmers approaching the possibility of fees and increased regulation?


Find out the answer to these and other questions on the Foundation’s Central Valley Tour, April 17-19.


This 3-day, 2-night tour begins and ends at the Sacramento International Airport.


Stops include the Kern County Water Bank, the San Joaquin River, Westlands Water District, Terminus Dam, Mendota Pool, Friant Dam, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, San Luis Reservoir, and overnight at Harris Ranch.


Registration is $695 per person or $595 each for two people sharing a room. Register four or more people from the same organization for $625 per person.

To learn more or register securely online…


Santa Ana River Watershed Conference, April 11

Join us on April 11 to discuss the importance of the Santa Ana River Watershed and how we will implement plans to improve the quality and reliability of our water supply. This collaborative working conference will produce a framework for the Santa Ana River Watershed.

Topics of discussion include:

*   The Future of Integrated Watershed Management

*   Water Resource Investment

*   The Water/Energy Nexus

*   and much more!

Registration is $125 per person. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available for this one-day conference – contact Jean Nordmann at jnordmann@watereducation.org for more information.


To learn more or register securely online


The Latest Western Water is Now Available!

For this edition of Western Water, we assembled a roundtable of four experts from a wide range of opinions to discuss statewide concerns.

Participants were: Water Resources Consultant Anthony Saracino; Martha Davis, executive manager of policy development with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency and senior policy advisor to the Delta Stewardship Council; Stuart Leavenworth, editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee and Ellen Hanak, co-director of research and senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.

Many points were raised and explored, from keys to successful groundwater and surface water management, the Delta operations, conservation and stormwater as a resource.

Click here to order and check out the free 5-page preview. Download the new digital version – OR – order printed copies for $7 each.

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