Event Calendar

Overview

Featured Events

Scroll below to see all of the upcoming Water Education Foundation events and tours as well as major events from other organizations.

To see all events, take a look at our month-by-month calendar.

Water 101 Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
Workshop scheduled for Feb. 20 in Sacramento with optional tour Feb. 21

The Water Education Foundation’s Water 101 Workshop, one of our most popular events, offers attendees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of California’s water history, laws, geography and politics.

Taught by some of the leading policy and legal experts in the state, the one-day workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 20 and will also cover the latest on the most compelling issues in California water. 

McGeorge School of Law
3327 5th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Other Event

Groundwater Monitoring: Measurements, Management and Applications

Decades of experience in monitoring groundwater underpin this conference on ways to develop groundwater monitoring programs, what and how one can monitor, different ways to handle storing and sharing groundwater and surface-water data over long periods, and various ways one can utilize the data to understand groundwater and manage it.

The Water Education Foundation is a cooperating organization for this event, organized by the Groundwater Resources Association of California.

Monterey, Calif.

Lower Colorado River Tour 2020
Field Trip - March 11-13

Explore the lower Colorado River where virtually every drop of the river is allocated, yet demand is growing from myriad sources — increasing population, declining habitat, drought and climate change.

The 1,450-mile river is a lifeline to 40 million people in the Southwest across seven states and Mexico. How the Lower Basin states – Arizona, California and Nevada – use and manage this water to meet agricultural, urban, environmental and industrial needs is the focus of this tour. 

Silverton Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Other Event

Southwest Extreme Precipitation Symposium

The symposium is a joint project of the Floodplain Management Association (FMA) and the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E). The purpose is: to focus attention on precipitation extremes in the Southwest region of North America, and to share technical and scientific information and knowledge.

Tempe, Ariz.
Tour Nick Gray

Central Valley Tour 2020
Field Trip - April 22-24

Venture through California’s Central Valley, known as the nation’s breadbasket thanks to an imported supply of surface water and local groundwater. Covering about 20,000 square miles through the heart of the state, the valley provides 25 percent of the nation’s food, including 40 percent of all fruits, nuts and vegetables consumed throughout the country. 

Tour Nick Gray

Bay-Delta Tour 2020
Field Trip - June 3-5

This tour travels deep into California’s water hub and traverses the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that supports the state’s water system and is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource. The tour will make its way to San Francisco Bay and includes a ferry ride. 

Headwaters Tour 2020
Field Trip - September 10-11

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. 

Foundation Event

2020 Water Summit
Save the date! Sept. 24, 2020

The 2020 Water Summit, our annual premier event, will be held Sept. 24 at the Westin Sacramento. This popular event will feature key policymakers, stakeholders and experts providing the latest information and viewpoints on issues impacting water across California and the West.

The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
Tour

San Joaquin River Restoration Tour 2020
Field Trip - September 30 - October 1

Participants of this tour snake along the San Joaquin River to learn firsthand about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. 

The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history, ending in a 2006 settlement between the federal government, Friant Water Users Authority and a coalition of environmental groups.

Tour Nick Gray

Northern California Tour 2020
Field Trip - October 14-16

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 repairs.

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