Water Needs Workshop Comes to Nevada City

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 a free one-day workshop will be held in Nevada City to assess community capacity and water management needs in Nevada and Sierra Counties. The workshop, co-hosted by the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) and the Sierra Water Workgroup (SWWG), is scheduled from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City, CA. Water managers, local officials, stakeholders and community members are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  1. Community Capacity Assessment, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm: The Sierra Institute will facilitate a guided process to identify discrete communities within the region and learn about the relative capacity of each to respond to stressors or needs. Local experts who may know about the social, financial or organizing capacity of one or more communities are invited to participate – no water expertise is needed.
  2. Water/Wastewater Needs Assessment, 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Led by the SWWG, the afternoon session is aimed at surveying the technical water and wastewater challenges in the region. The primary audience for this portion of the workshop is water managers, but all are welcome to attend.

The outcomes of this workshop will help our integrated regional water management group, known as CABY (Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba), understand specific, community-level challenges and apply for dedicated funding to address issues related to water infrastructure, quality and access. The Sierra Institute is conducting this assessment on a large scale across many watershed regions in the Sierra Nevada in an effort to engage disadvantaged communities and tribes in water management decisions. Read more here: https://sierrainstitute.us/program/dactip/

What: Community Capacity & Water Needs Assessment Workshop
When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – lunch is provided
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 415 N. Pine St., Nevada City, CA 95959

If you have questions related to the format, content or intended audience for the workshop, please contact Greg Thrush, greg.thrush@sierrafund.org, (530) 265-8454 x212.