2009 State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Capital Plaza Ballroom, Sacramento, CA

 

Overview: Creating a Shared Vision

Conference a Big Success!

The conference sold out, and was a huge success. Thank you to all of our sponsors and to those who attended!

Obtaining Dr. Jeff Mount's PowerPoint Presentation

You can download the PowerPoint presentation here. NOTE: This is a very large 330 MB zip file that contains not only the PowerPoint file but also nine Windows Media video files used in the presentation. To view the presentation, download the zip file, unzip it into a directory on your PC, then simply open the PowerPoint file and run it.

Sponsors

There are six sponsorship levels:

  • Presenting ($7,500)
  • Watershed Champion ($5,000)
  • Watershed ($2,500)
  • River ($1,000)
  • Creek ($500)
  • Steward ($300)

Presenting Sponsor

Watershed Sponsor

   

River

Sacramento County Stormwater Quality Program

Creek

http://www.jonesandstokes.com/
   

Steward Sponsor

Speakers

Speakers (bios to follow) in alphabetical order

Alf Brandt
Principal Consultant
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife

Ben Carter
Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Dr. Cliff Dahm
Lead Scientist
CALFED Bay-Delta Program

Roger Dickinson
Supervisor
County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors

Pete Ghelfi
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

Donald Glaser
Regional Director
Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region

Tom Gohring
Executive Director
Water Forum

Phil Isenberg
Delta Vision Task Force Chair
Isenberg/O’Haren

Ken Kirby
Kirby Consulting Group

Stefan Lorenzato
Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

Todd Manley
Northern California Water Association

Liz Mansfield
El Dorado Irrigation District

Robert Meacher
Plumas County Board of Supervisors

Dr. Jeff Mount
UC Davis

Thomas Philp
Executive Strategist
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Frank Piccola
US Army Corps of Engineers

Lester Snow
Director
CA Department of Water Resources

Bill Swanson
MWH

Dr. Tina Swanson
Executive Director
The Bay Institute

Rob Swartz
Regional Water Authority

Carl Wilcox
Water Branch Chief
Department of Fish and Game

Greg Zlotnick
Santa Clara Valley Water District

Agenda

You can also download a PDF of the agenda here.

8:00 – 9:00

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Displays, and Networking

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome from Sacramento’s Supervisor

  • Supervisor Roger Dickinson, County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors

9:15 – 9:20

The Sacramento River Watershed: California’s Powerhouse

Forum Emcee:

  • Tom Gohring, Executive Director, Water Forum

9:20 – 10:00

State of the Sacramento River Watershed: Virtual Tour and Overview

Dr. Jeff Mount, UC Davis

"The future of California is joined at the hip with the Sacramento River," says Dr. Mount. Join Dr. Mount as we travel through the Sacramento River Watershed, from the Oregon border to the Bay-Delta. Get the latest news on the hottest topics as Dr. Mount sets the stage for the Forum’s discussions.

10:00 – 10:30

Looking to the Future: It’s not “Politics as Usual.” Changes on the Horizon for the Sacramento River Watershed Community

  • Alf Brandt, Principal Consultant, Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife

10:30 – 10:45

Networking Break / Exhibit Displays

10:45 – 12:15

Panel Discussion: Resource Planning in an Uncertain Climate

What’s the best way to plan for the future of the Sacramento River Watershed? Get perspectives from some of California’s top water leaders.

Moderator:

  • Greg Zlotnick, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Panel Discussion:

  • Donald Glaser, Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region
  • Thomas Philp, Executive Strategist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Lester Snow, Director, CA Department of Water Resources
  • Dr. Tina Swanson, Executive Director, The Bay Institute

12:15 – 1:15

Luncheon Keynote: What Does a Delta Solution Mean for Sacramento River Watershed? For California?

  • Phil Isenberg, Delta Vision Task Force Chair / Isenberg/O’Haren

Find out the latest on a Delta solution and its effect on the Sacramento River Watershed and the State of California

1:15 – 1:45

Working on Solutions

  • Dr. Cliff Dahm, Lead Scientist, CALFED Bay-Delta Program
  • Carl Wilcox, Water Branch Chief, Department of Fish and Game

1:45 – 3:00

Taking a Watershed Approach to Flood Management: Can We Make it Work?

Moderator:

  • Ben Carter, Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Panel Discussion:

  • Pete Ghelfi, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
  • Ken Kirby, Kirby Consulting Group
  • Stefan Lorenzato, Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
  • Frank Piccola, US Army Corps of Engineers

3:00 – 3:15

Networking Break / Exhibit Displays

3:!5 – 4:30

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Planning: Drought, Climate Change, Water Supplies… Making IRWM work at the Regional and Watershed Level

Moderator:

  • Bill Swanson, MWH

Panel Discussion:

  • Todd Manley, Northern California Water Association
  • Liz Mansfield, El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Robert Meacher, Plumas County Board of Supervisors
  • Rob Swartz, Regional Water Authority

4:30 – 4:45

Interactive Discussion: What’s Next for the Sacramento River Watershed?

Share your questions with the speakers, make recommendations, and provide feedback on how to improve conditions and create the best future for the Sacramento River Watershed and its communities.

Closing: Final Words and Next Steps

Forum Emcee:

  • Tom Gohring, Executive Director, Water Forum

4:45 – 6:30

Pyramid Alehouse Brewery Reception

Please join us for a hosted reception at Pyramid Alehouse Brewery (just one block away at 1029 K Street – upstairs level)