“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
“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
“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. …
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
“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.”