“On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will kick off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park, highlighting this year’s ‘Go Wild!’ theme that encourages people to connect with the nation’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage through events and programs at 401 national park units across the country. National Park Week runs from April 19 to April 27.
Stanford Law Professor Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr. will deliver the 2014 Anne J. Schneider Foundation lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The title of his lecture is ”Thinking Big: Is It Time for Transformative Changes in California Water Policy?” A discussion will follow his lecture, and then a reception.
This free event is the result of contributions to the Anne J.
“Thinking Big: Is It Time for Transformative Changes in California Water Policy?” will be the topic addressed by Stanford Law Professor Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., who will deliver the 2014 Anne J. Schneider Foundation lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Audience discussion will follow Thompson’s lecture, which will then be followed by a reception.
This event is free and is brought to you by contributions to the Anne J.
“Turlock resident Dorene ‘DeeDee’ D’Adamo, one of five members of the State Water Resources Control Board, will participate in Tuesday’s ‘Groundwater Challenges’ forum at California State University, Stanislaus. … As an advance of that event, D’Adamo shared her views with The Modesto Bee about the groundwater challenges ahead for California.“
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“For a quarter century, former Las Vegas water chief Pat Mulroy kept water flowing to the nation’s driest city as its metropolitan area added more than a million new residents.
“During breakfast on Wednesday, May 7, at ACWA’s Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, Mulroy will share her insights about the ever-changing landscape of water management in the West and the lessons she has learned during more than two decades at the helm of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.”
“Sen. Barbara Boxer called for the West to set aside legal fights over water and take new approaches to adapt to drier times by moving more quickly to expand water recycling and adopt new water-saving technologies. …
“Boxer, the Rancho Mirage Democrat who leads the U.S.
“Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu joined dozens of water managers and local, state and federal officials at Sunnylands on Wednesday for the opening reception of a two-day symposium focusing on drought and water scarcity in the West.
“Yu introduced her film, ‘Last Call at the Oasis,’ which documents the increasing scarcity of water in many parts of the world.”
“Hydrologist Brian Thomas has pored over decades of groundwater data from water agencies in the Coachella Valley, and he says the declines in much of the aquifer highlight a need for the area to find ways to cut back on water use.
“Thomas, a postdoctoral scholar at the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling at UC Irvine, is one in a list of water scientists and experts who will attend a symposium in Palm Springs on Thursday focusing on drought and water scarcity in the West.”
“As California confronts a historic drought and water scarcity increasingly affects life across the West, The Desert Sun is preparing to lead a symposium next week to encourage discussion of the region’s water dilemmas and potential solutions. …
“The symposium’s main event, on March 20 at the Palm Springs Art Museum, will feature a keynote speech by U.S. Sen.
From the California Water Law Journal blog, in a post by Adam Borchard:
“The 2014 California Water Law Symposium was hosted on Saturday, February 8th at UC Hastings College of the Law. It featured eight concurrent panels on contemporary water law and policy issues facing California.
“Interim regulations for the controversial oil extraction process known as ‘fracking’ went into effect in California last week. But several public hearings are scheduled across the state this week on permanent regulations.”