January 30, 2014

*DeltaOutflows andRelated Stressors - Feb. 10-11

*A Conference on WATER - Feb. 20



Delta Outflows and Related Stressors

The Delta Science Program is conducting the workshop,  “DeltaOutflows andRelated Stressors”, to help the State Water Board with its review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta Plan).


The State Water Board is in the process of conducting a phased review and update of the 2006 Bay-Delta Plan which identifies beneficial uses of water, water quality objectives for the reasonable protection of those beneficial uses, and a program of implementation for achieving the water quality objectives.


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This workshop will assist in informing the Phase 2 review.

February10,2014–9:00a.m.–4:30 p.m.

February11,2014–9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held in JoeSernaJr.–Cal/EPAHeadquarters Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001IStreet, SecondFloor, Sacramento,CA95814





A Conference on WATER


Water: Farmers need it, environmentalists protect it, Southern California wants it and Northern California has it. With a population of nearly 39 million, the demand for water is unprecedented in a state that has experienced disputes over water virtually since its inception.


The year 2014 will prove pivotal in the history of California’s water development. Voters in November will decide whether to spend some $6.5 billion on water infrastructure across California. And the state is expected to make a final decision to go forward with a plan to drill a pair of huge tunnels through the Delta to carry excess north state water to the south, plus put in place new environmental safeguards. The $25 billion proposal would be the largest public works project in the country, more than four times the cost of the new San Francisco Bay Bridge project.


On February 20, 2014, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host A Conference on Water, a daylong program looking at the future of water in California. It marks the 10th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center. 


The Conference on Water will feature two dozen water experts and decision makers; four panel discussions will cover Fiscal Impacts, The Delta, North vs. South, and Stakeholders.


Phil Isenberg, chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, will deliver the keynote luncheon address. Other participants include:


Tom Berryhill, Senator, Fourteenth District, R - Modesto; Lois Wolk, Senator, Third District, D - Davis; Connie Conway, Assembly GOP Leader, R- Tulare, Felicia Marcus, State Water Control Board, Roger Patterson, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Thad Bettner, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Timothy Quinn, Association of California Water Agencies, Jim Earp, California Alliance for Jobs; Jason Peltier, Westlands Water District; Ron Stork, Friends of the River; Jeff Volberg, California Waterfowl Association; Jerry  Meral, Natural Heritage Institute (invited); Chris Austin, creator of Aquafornia, Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio, Anthony York, Los Angeles Times; Greg Lucas, California's Capitol. A Representative of the California Farm Bureau Federation is expected to participate.


The Conference on Water will be held at 1123 J Street, three blocks from the state capitol. The California Channel will film this event for broadcast.


Space is limited. Registrations are $199.


For Sponsorship information, contact:

Tim Foster at 916 444 7665 or or 

Michelle Matheson at 916 669 9372 or


For Registration information contact: 

Kathy Brown at 916 444 7665 or



For questions about content, please contact: 

John Howard at 916 444-7665 or


Sponsors include The California Endowment, the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Channel, Capital Public Radio, California Resource Strategies and the California Center for Civic Participation.