Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply
originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our water
supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests,
which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought,
wildfires and widespread tree mortality.
Journey through a scenic landscape as we explore an area of
California dealing with persistent threats to its water
supply and quality, and learn what solutions are being
Although Santa Barbara County recently lifted
its drought emergency declaration after this winter’s
storms replenished local reservoirs, the region’s hydrologic
recovery often has lagged behind much of the rest of the state.
It is a region particularly prone to drought, wildfires and
Explore the Sacramento River and its tributaries through a scenic
landscape as we learn about the issues associated with a key
source for the state’s water supply.
All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of
California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State
Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. Tour
participants will get an on-site update of Oroville Dam spillway
Save the date for the Water
Education Foundation’s 2019 Water Summit, our annual
premier event. Registration and more details are coming
This daylong conference will be held October 30, 2019 at a new
location along the Sacramento River in Sacramento. The annual
Water Summit, now in its 36th year, features top policymakers and
leading stakeholders providing the latest information and
viewpoints on issues impacting water across California and the
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
This 2-day, 1-night tour offers participants the opportunity to
learn about water issues affecting California’s scenic Central
Coast and efforts to solve some of the challenges of a region
struggling to be sustainable with limited local supplies.
The Association of California Water Agencies is holding its 2019
Fall Conference & Exhibition December 3-6 in San Diego.
Water industry professionals can attend a variety of programs
including statewide issue forums, Town Hall discussions, regional
programs and sessions covering a wide range of topics such as
groundwater management, water rates issues, crisis
communications, affordable drinking water issues, municipal
finance, and more.
At the annual conference, CRWUA members and other stakeholders
throughout the Colorado River Basin will discuss the major issues
affecting the sharing, use and further development of the
Colorado River Basin’s water supply.