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High-Level Officials to Gather April 9 in Sacramento for Special Drought Briefing

March 26, 2015
As California continues to draw international attention for its fourth year of devastating drought, high-level state, local and federal officials will gather in Sacramento April 9 for a special 2015 drought briefing organized by the Association of California Water Agencies in partnership with other organizations. 
 
 
The briefing is titled “2015 Drought — Four Years and Counting: Impacts and Actions.” The half-day event will feature California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus, Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Chuck Bonham and others.  Officials will discuss drought response actions, impacts and steps underway to stretch California’s depleted water reserves.
 
The drought briefing is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. The briefing is free and also will be webcast, but pre-registration is required.
 
Registration and Additional Information
 
Please register online.
 
Preliminary Agenda
 
Among the topics to be covered:
  • Overview of California’s Extended Drought Conditions
  • State and Federal Response Efforts
  • Impacts on Farms and Fish
  • Managing on the Ground: Local Response Efforts
  • Save Our Water – 2015 
Background
 
The briefing is presented by ACWA in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the League of California Cities, the California Farm Water Coalition, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Office of Emergency Services and Cal Fire.
 
For more information contact Paula Currie at (916) 441 4545.


 
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