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Upcoming Tours

The Delta water projects face pumping restrictions. The Delta fish populations continue to crash. Studies of Delta conveyance are proceeding. Learn the latest about these and other issues on the Foundation’s June 4-6 Bay-Delta Tour.

Stops include the Delta Cross Channel, the State Water Project fish screens and the federal pumping plant, a water treatment facility, the Bay-Delta Model and Suisun Marsh. The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport, and includes a ferry ride across San Francisco Bay.

The Foundation tour bus will head to the Hetch Hetchy Valley July 23-25. Tour participants will learn about how the system’s physical components; the interest in possibly restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley, a geologic twin to Yosemite Valley, to its natural state; and the capital infrastructure improvement projects underway. The tour includes visits to Sunol Water Temple, Don Pedro Dam and O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The tour begins and ends in San Mateo.

Registration fees for all tours are $625 each, single occupancy rooms or $1,050 for two people sharing a room. Click here for more information

Border Water Infrastructure Conference

Two nations, one border, two international rivers – the Colorado and the Rio Grande – offer the prospect of cooperative bi-national approaches to solving water infrastructure needs. Increasing population growth, drought and climate change will place greater stress on bi-national water resources. In the Colorado River system, new bi-national discussions are expected to identify cooperative opportunities for infrastructure projects to help mitigate future shortages. Meanwhile, the Rio Grande system is facing a backlog of rehabilitation work on existing international infrastructure together with desires for new project to help manage water more efficiently.

Opportunities for cooperatively building and financing such improvements and other potential projects in the 10 states that share the border will be the focus of a May-28-29 Border Water Infrastructure Conference sponsored by the Water Education Foundation and the California Department of Water Resources. The conference will be held at the Mission Valley Hilton in San Diego, 901 Camino del Rio South, 619-543-9000.

This bilingual conference will feature simultaneous Spanish-English translation.

Registration is $200. Click here for more information, including secure registration forms in English and Spanish.

Where We Are

April 21-22
Water Education Foundation Workshop for Regional Water Quality Board Members
Cosponsored by State Water Resources Control Board
San Diego, CA

May 2
Project WET Facilitator’s Training
Brian Brown, CA WET coordinator
Van Nuys, CA

May 5
Water Education Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting
Bill Mills, president
Monterey, CA

May 6-9
Display Booth
Association of California Water Agencies’ conference
Jean Nordmann, coordinator
Monterey, CA

May 28-29
Border Water Infrastructure Conference
Water Education Foundation and California Department of Water Resources, sponsors
San Diego, CA

June 4-6
Water Education Foundation
Bay-Delta Tour
Judy Maben, tour coordinator
Sacramento, CA

July 23-25
Hetch Hetchy Tour
Judy Maben, tour coordinator
San Mateo, CA

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