Roster of Speakers, Agenda Unveiled for Feb. 7 Water 101 Workshop
Learn about California water basics and go beyond the headlines; jump on the bus for the optional groundwater tour the next day
Learn from top experts at our annual Water 101 Workshop about the history, hydrology and law behind California water as well as hot topics such as water flows, the Delta, disadvantaged communities and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. For the first time, the workshop offers an optional groundwater tour the next day.
The annual workshop on Feb. 7 in Sacramento comes as California welcomed a new governor, who in his first week on the job proposed a tax on drinking water to help disadvantaged communities clean up contaminated water systems. Learn more about this and other timely, and sometimes controversial, topics such as the proposed project to tunnel water beneath the Delta and the recently approved plan by the State Water Resources Control Board to increase flows through the San Joaquin River and its tributaries to help improve conditions for fish in the Bay-Delta estuary.
Among other topics at the workshop are:
- Water geography, history and hydrology
- California’s water rights system and governing laws
- A focused session on groundwater and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
- Understanding and working with the state Legislature
Among the speakers are Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, and Dennis O’Connor, principal consultant for the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water.
See the full list of topics, speakers and workshop agenda here.
Optional Groundwater Tour
If you sign up for the optional groundwater tour the next day, you will hop on the bus with groundwater experts and travel to regional farms, cities and facilities to learn firsthand about groundwater management and talk to organizations working to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
The tour will make several stops to view a water intake facility, an aquifer storage and recovery well, an extensometer measuring subsidence, a wastewater recycling facility and more to cover topics such as conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater, groundwater quality and groundwater recharge.
Click here to see more tour highlights, and note there is limited seating for the tour.