Jan 23 2014

Wider Learning Opportunities

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As we hear of wider learning opportunities in the area that might help your team, we’ll post them here.


February 5:  “Monterey Bay Conference on Water Quality — Impacts and Solutions”  Join the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Water Quality Protection Program Committee for a 1/2 day conference focused on water quality in the Monterey Bay region.  FREE.

March 5:  Association of California Water Agencies Legislative Symposium.   This year’s programs will deliver candid conversation with legislative water leaders regarding the politics and key issues for the Water Bond; the Brown  Administration’s plans for transfer of the state’s drinking water program; the latest policy developments on sustainable groundwater management; and tools you can use to increase your own agency’s level of transparency

March 14-16:  “We Are Water” Holistic Retreat.   Challenges around fresh water are not only about agriculture, tourism, science, technology and politics.  They are rooted in our very values and mental models.  For three days at the Hastings Reserve — 26 miles down the Carmel Valley Road — you can join naturalist/writer/photographer Marie Butcher and artist/educator Paolo Berthoin to explore our sense of the sacredness of water, water and our senses, ecological design principles, and expression through art.

April 3-4:  “Tangled Up in Blue:  California Water Policy Conference.”  Claremont McKenna College.  The Conference “will take the leading water issues of the day head-on and bring all participants into the heart of the debate and problem-solving.”  Invited speakers include Cynthia KoehlerExecutive Director, WaterNow, Tina SwansonDirector, National Resource Defense Council’s Science Center and former Executive Director of The Bay Institute, and Jeff Mount Founding Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis.  Student Registration:  $159.