2010 State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sheraton Grand Hotel,
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA

 

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Conference Photos

Attendees at the State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum

Alf Brandt presenting an overview of the 2009 Water Package

Agency panel discussing priorities for the Sacramento River Watershed

Panel discussing how a Delta solution will affect the Sacramento River Watershed

Congresswoman Doris Matsui giving welcome remarks

Agency panel discussing priorities for the Sacramento River Watershed

California Natural Resources Secretary Lester Snow giving Opening Keynote

Panel discussing how a Delta solution will affect the Sacramento River Watershed

Agency panel discussing priorities for the Sacramento River Watershed

Conference Feedback

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Conference PowerPoint Presentations are available for download

Overview

The future of California is joined at the hip with the Sacramento River. Without that river, we’re toast.
- Dr. Jeff Mount, UC Davis

As the largest watershed in California, the Sacramento River is vital to the state’s economy, provides drinking water for residents from Modoc County to San Diego, and is a vital organ for hundreds of wildlife species. It is also the home of over two million Northern Californians. From the mountains, to the valley, to the small towns and cities, it is the place where we live, work, and recreate. Fittingly, the health of the watershed directly equates to our quality of life. As the state’s population continues to burgeon over the next decade, there is no doubt that changes lie ahead.

Keynote Speaker

Lester Snow

California Natural Resources Secretary Lester Snow will speak on his vision for the Sacramento River Watershed

 

Congressional Speaker

Doris Matsui

Congresswoman Doris Matsui will speak about the changes ahead for the Sacramento River Watershed

Sponsors

There are six sponsorship levels:

  • Presenting ($7,500)
  • Watershed Champion ($5,000)
  • Watershed ($2,500)
  • River ($1,000)
  • Creek ($500)
  • Steward ($300)
  • Non-profit Partner ($100)

Presenting Sponsor

Watershed

California Water Boards City of Sacramento Department of Water Resources Stormwater Quality Program

River

Sacramento Stormwater Quality Program HDR Inc. ICF International Larry Walker Associates
       
     

Creek

       
Sacramento Suburban Water District Tiechert

Steward

Davids Engineering, Inc.
       
Pacific Forest and watershed Lands Stewardship Council Plumas County
       
 

Speakers

In alphabetical sequence by last name

Pablo Arroyave
Deputy Regional Director
US Bureau of Reclamation

Lewis Bair
Reclamation District 108

Paul Bartkiewicz
Partner
Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan

Lisa Beutler
MWH

Alf Brandt
Principal Consultant
Office of Assemblymember Jose Solorio

Peter Buck
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

Colonel Thomas Chapman
District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Mark Cowin
Director
California Department of Water Resources

Stan Dean
Director of Policy and Planning
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District

Tam Doduc
Board Member
State Water Resources Control Board

Dave Eggerton
Senior Deputy General Counsel
El Dorado Irrigation District
Board Member
SRWP

Katherine Hart
Board Chair
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

Butch Hodgkins
Board Member
Central Valley Flood Control Board

Bridgett Luther
Director
California Department of Conservation

Congresswoman Doris Matsui

Mindy McIntyre
Principal Consultant
Senate Special Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability

Megan Nagy
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Earl Nelson
California Department of Water Resources FloodSafe

Robert Patterson
Assistant General Manager
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Robert Shanks
Chair
SRWP Board of Trustees

Lester Snow
Secretary
California Natural Resources

Doug Wallace
Environmental Affairs Officer
East Bay Municipal Utility District

Jay Ziegler
The Nature Conservancy

Agenda

You can download a PDF of the agenda.

8:30

Doors Open for Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Displays, and Networking

9:30

Welcome to the Forum

  • Robert Shanks, SRWP Board of Trustees Chair
  • Dave Eggerton, El Dorado Irrigation District Senior Deputy General Counsel and SRWP Board of Trustees Co-Chair

9:45

Welcome Remarks

10:00

Opening Keynote

10:30

The Delta Package: What’s in it; What’s not

  • Alf Brandt, Principal Consultant, Office of Assemblymember Jose Solorio

10:50

Networking Break

11:00

What Does a Delta Solution Mean for the Sacramento River Watershed?

  • Moderator: Doug Wallace, Environmental Affairs Officer, East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Paul Bartkiewicz, Partner, Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan
  • Stan Dean, Director of Policy and Planning, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
  • Mindy McIntyre, Principal Consultant, Senate Special Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Robert Patterson, Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Jay Zeigler, Director of External Affairs and Policy, The Nature Conservancy

12:30

Luncheon Keynote

1:30

Networking Break

1:45

Agency Priorities for the Sacramento River Watershed… Are We All on the Same Page?

  • Moderator: Lisa Beutler, MWH
  • Pablo Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Colonel Thomas Chapman, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources
  • Tam Doduc, Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Katherine Hart, Board Chair, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

2:50

Networking Break

3:00

Flood Capacity and Trees: Can We Get it Right?

  • Moderator: Butch Hodgkins, Board Member, Central Valley Flood Control Board
  • Lewis Bair, Reclamation District 108
  • Peter Buck, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
  • Meegan Nagy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Earl Nelson, California Department of Water Resources FloodSafe

4:00

Closing Remarks