2017 Legislative Symposium

Groundwater Resources Association of California

In cooperation with the

California Groundwater Coalition

Presents its

 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SYMPOSIUM

California's Groundwater Future: Decision Time?

 

 Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Robert Hertzberg, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water

 

Decision Time 2017:

Flooding and drought, SGMA implementation, funding challenges, unimpaired stream flows, long term groundwater replenishment, California WaterFix, federal infrastructure programs and more!

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After suffering through another year of historic drought in 2016, California has experienced record-breaking rainfall in 2017, raising questions about California's aging infrastructure, like Oroville Dam. Will abundant rainfall take the pressure off ongoing efforts to implement long term solutions? With 2017 a make or break year for the Governor's California WaterFix, will the election of Donald Trump help or hurt that effort? Will the feds have a different idea how to address California's infrastructure challenges?  Add the recent decision by the state's top water regulators to maintain emergency drought rules in place until May, SGMA implementation and a host of legal issues in the Delta and join us for an action-packed day! 

INVITED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Alf W. Brandt, Senior COunsel, Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Senator Jeff Stone (R-Temecula)
  • Assemblymember Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita)
  • Secretary John Laird
  • Scott Cantrell, Water Branch Chief, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego)
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward)
  • Armando Quintero, Chair, California Water Commission
  • Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber)
  • Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa)
  • Gordon Burns, Undersecretary, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Senator Robert (Bob) Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys)
  • Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, Integrated Water Management, Department of Water Resources
  • Deven Upadhyay, Group Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Joseph Countryman, Member, Central Valley Flood Protection Board
  • Ron Stork, Senior Policy Advocate, Friends of the River
  • Scott Slater, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadiz, Inc.
  • Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City)
  • Assemblymember Brian Dahle (R-Bieber)
  • Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced)
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella)

MEETING AGENDA

  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Program
  • 5:00 PM - Hosted Cocktail Reception

 

Questions? Contact Sarah Kline, 916-446-3626 skline@grac.org.

 

When?

Wed, March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Where?

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Citizen Hotel is a 196 room boutique property with over 9,000 square feet of function space. The exterior of the building is an early 1900's classic design by architect George Selland. The interiors celebrate the history of California with unique décor that is whimsical with modern amenities. No two ...

The Citizen Hotel is a 196 room boutique property with over 9,000 square feet of function space. The exterior of the building is an early 1900's classic design by architect George Selland. The interiors celebrate the history of California with unique décor that is whimsical with modern amenities. No two rooms are alike and all offer a different perspective of downtown Sacramento. Featuring a farm to fork destination restaurant Grange Restaurant & Bar which has received national accolades and is a local favorite.

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