UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS on Integrated Regional Water Management, SGMA, Fees for GSP development, Equitable involvement in water planning

FREE WEBINAR: What is Integrated Regional Water Management?

September 10, 10am to 12:15pm

As a preview to the Statewide Virtual Summit, “Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning” scheduled for October 8th, 13th and 14th, the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Roundtable of Regions invites you to join us to learn more about:

    • Integrated Regional Water Management: the benefits of regional planning and who should participate in IRWM;
    • How to participate in your region’s IRWM; and
    • The role of the IRWM Roundtable of Regions and their “Disadvantaged Communities Working Group”

The webinar will also feature local representatives from three IRWM regions who will share their perspectives on the benefits, successes, and challenges of participating in their region’s IRWM program.

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

    • Community Members
    • Tribal Representatives
    • Water and Wastewater Service Providers
    • Local and State Elected Officials and staff
    • State Agencies
    • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • Anyone interested in regional water management

Click here to register.


VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Western Groundwater Congress

September 14-17

In 2020, join your community of geologists, engineers and other groundwater thrill seekers for the third annual Western Groundwater Congress hosted by the Groundwater Resources Association of California.

You’ll find four half-day sessions dedicated to Water Resources, SGMA, Contaminants and a myriad of Hot Topics  related to the furtherance of GRA’s vision of Sustainable Groundwater for All.

Technical sessions will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm each day of the event. The Virtual Exhibit Hall will be available for attendees to explore and make contact with exhibitors for the entirety of the event and there will be wellness activities and networking opportunities throughout the week!

Click here for more information.


FREE WEBINAR: Financing Options and Strategies for Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development

September 17, 11am

Join BB&K Partner Lutfi Kharuf as he discusses structuring fees for initial planning and GSP implementation, rate-setting issues under Propositions 26 and 218, and other funding strategies.

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FREE WEBINAR: Successful Collaboration between IRWM and SGMA

September 23, 12pm to 1:30pm

Can IRWM and SGMA work together collaboratively to their mutual benefit? Join the webinar on September 23 from noon – 1:30 p.m. to hear three practitioners share their experience on the benefits of successful collaboration between Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) programs. This is the first in a series of webinars hosted by Maven’s Notebook exploring a range of topics relevant to IRWM and SGMA.

Lance Eckhart, General Manager, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, will moderate a panel of IRWM/SGMA practitioners including Rob Swartz, Manager of Technical Services, Regional Water Authority; David Orth, Principal, New Current Water and Land, LLC; and Angela Islas, Community Development Specialist, Self-Help Enterprises. They will share their experiences of successful partnerships between IRWM and SGMA.

This webinar will be of interest to:

  • IRWM Practitioners
  • SGMA/Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) Practitioners
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Community members
  • Tribal members
  • Local and State elected officials and their staff
  • State agencies
  • Anyone interested in regional water management

In addition to Maven’s Notebook, the webinar is being sponsored by the IRWM Roundtable of Regions, the California Department of Water Resources, the Local Government Commission, and the NGO Groundwater Collaborative.

Click here to register.


FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE: Ensuring equitable involvement in regional water planning

October 8, 13, and 14

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority and the Local Government Commission are sponsoring a no-cost statewide summit, with support by the Department of Water Resources to share strategies for engaging marginalized communities in regional water management as learned through local implementation of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement Program.

The 3-day summit will highlight best practices and resources developed through this program, and elevate how lessons learned from IRWM underrepresented community engagement can be shared across other water planning efforts.

Who Should Attend? 

    • IRWM Practitioners
    • Community Members
    • Tribal Representatives
    • State Agencies
    • Local Leaders

Click here to register.

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