Water Conference 2016

WATER FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS: Will California Squander or Protect It?

Thursday, Nov. 17 & Friday, Nov. 18 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

AquAlliance hosted its second, two-day conference on Thursday & Friday, November 17-18, 2016 to provide valuable scientific, legal, historical, political, and visionary information regarding California’s water. It will be held in the lovely concert hall at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico.

This conference built upon the success of our 2012 inaugural water conference with a broad spectrum of topics and speakers. The objective was to provide information about California water that is typically missing from public presentations by water districts, state political leaders, consultants, and water agencies. AquAlliance intends to beam some sunshine into this politically charged topic that affects us all.


Conference Sections:

Day One: Rivers & Streams Day Two: Groundwater
Science Science
Flow & Fish Owens Valley
Climate Water Transfers
Drought Panel The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Storage, Exports,Tunnels

Day One Keynote Speaker David Wegner is an expert on western water, endangered species, river restoration, the application and use of science, and adaptive management. He spent over 20 years with the Department of the Interior and was lead scientist for the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental impact studies of Glen Canyon Dam. For 13 years he served as science director for the Glen Canyon Institute while establishing his own business, Ecosystem Management International, which specialized in the study of the effects of climate change on large landscapes, river basins and species both nationally and internationally.

For more program details, visit our Programs page.

Visit our Sponsors page to view the organizations who helped to make this conference possible.