Learn the Latest Scientific Developments and Engineering Proposals for California’s Bay-Delta
Join our three-day tour of the state’s water hub to hear dozens of expert speakers
Each year we update the itineraries for our annual water tours to provide you with the latest developments in water policy, technology and research. The Bay-Delta Tour, which will be held on June 14 -16, will showcase several new speakers and stories this year.
One of the most talked about topics in California water is Gov. Brown’s “twin tunnel” plan, part of the California WaterFix proposal that would build tunnels under the Delta to carry water from north of the Delta to south of the Delta. In addition to hearing from several local experts and farmers on all sides of this subject, we will be joined by Randall Neudeck, the Bay-Delta imported water supply program manager for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which last summer bought a handful of islands in the Delta and is a proponent of the tunnels project. He will give perspective on Southern California’s relationship to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
A Delta Renewed is a 2016 guide to science-based ecological restoration in the Delta. It is the latest work from The Delta Landscapes Project of the San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Aquatic Science Center. Carl Wilcox, a Bay-Delta policy advisor to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the importance of this project and the importance of healthy ecosystems.
The health of the Pacific fisheries is a topic of concern for many reasons. Noah Oppenheim, executive director of The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, will lead a discussion on fishing in and near San Francisco Bay, the connection between freshwater quality and habitat in the Delta and saltwater fishing.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour being held June 14-16. Don’t delay, this tour always sells out and our buses are filling up quickly. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour.