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Drought Response Workshop (2016)


Date/Time: May 16-17, 2016

Location: Atrium Hotel in Irvine, California


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About the Workshop

The purpose of the Drought Response workshop was to review and provide updates on drought planning, response, and mitigation measures. Water agencies and other public and local agencies involved in drought response and planning efforts are invited to attend.This two-day program included talks by water resources professionals and academics from California. 


The California State Water Resources Control Board has approved this event for up to 10.5 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please contact Suzanne Faubl of NWRI at sfaubl@nwri-usa.org or (714) 378-3278 with questions regarding the program. 



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NEW!  Workshop Presentations (Uploaded 5/17/2016)


Day 1


Statewide Water Conditions and Preparing for 2017

Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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Southern California Water Use Trends and Drought Allocation Plan

Brandon Goshi, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California

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State of the Climate and Another Anomalous Water Year

Michael Anderson, Ph.D., PE, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Drought Regulations

Eric Oppenheimer, California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

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Introduction to the New NASA Water Office

Stephanie Granger, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Using New Sentinel InSAR Data to Monitor Land Subsidence in Southern California

Tom Farr, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Using Aircraft-based INSAR for Monitoring Critical Water Infrastructure

Cathleen Jones, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Research on Remote Sensing for Water Quality Monitoring in the Bay-Delta

Christine Lee, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Day 2


Implementing Direct Potable Reuse in California

Jeff Mosher, NWRI

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Santa Ana River Conjunctive Use Program

Mark Norton, P.E., Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)

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Guidelines for Essential Landscaping at State Facilities

Mary Simmerer, DWR

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Water Rate Structures to Promote Conservation

Ken Baerenklau, Ph.D., University of California Riverside 

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California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Orange County Groundwater Basin

Roy Herndon, PG, Orange County Water District 

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State Water Resources Control Board: Stormwater Strategic Plan

Chris Beegan, SWRCB

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Panel Discussion: Groundwater Basin Management (Moderator: Charley Wilson, SCWC)






For questions on the program and CEUs, please contact Suzanne Faubl at sfaubl@nwri-usa.org.

Or, call the NWRI office at (714) 378-3278.



Additional Drought Resources


California Drought Portal http://drought.ca.gov/


U.S. Drought Portal (Drought Monitor for California) https://www.drought.gov/drought/california


California Department of Water Resources (DWR)  http://www.water.ca.gov/


Drought Publications by DWR http://www.water.ca.gov/waterconditions/publications.cfm


Access presentations from the 2015 DWR/NWRI/SCSC Drought Response Workshop at http://www.nwri-usa.org/drought2015.htm


Click here for additional NWRI drought resources