This year’s Sierra Water Workgroup event is a full-day workshop focused on issues and tools around the theme “Protecting Our Water.” The issues will include: Quantification – how do we figure out how much we actually have; Beneficial and Reasonable Use in the Sierra – What do with what we have; Quality – source protection, legacy mining, forest planning, etc.; and How we interact with the pressures on and interests in the sierra water supply exerted by the needs of the rest of the state – particularly in times of drought and in light of climate change. The event will spend the day framing questions about how these issues can be addressed with specific tools and concrete action, including timelines and assignments, as opposed to simply doing additional planning. We will investigate the trending policies regarding these issues in California and how are dollars expected to follow those policy trends.
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The Sierra Water Workgroup Summit will be held this year in Kings Beach, CA on June 12-13, 2014. The Summit theme this year is drought and climate change. The 2014 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance. The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin will is on the agenda as part of the Water Bond Plenary session, as well as the breakout session on the Sierra-Delta Connection. We hope to see you there!