Lester Snow, Natural Resource Consultant
AWRA NorCal Presents: How Economically Disadvantaged Communities Have Adapted to Water Shortages Due to Drought and Contamination
Laurel Firestone, Co-Director & Attorney at Law
Community Water Center
Yolo Basin Foundation will guide our tour of the Wildlife Area, demonstrating how the Yolo Bypass has adapted to flood control, agricultural, and ecosystem priorities. We’ll view flooded seasonal and permanent wetlands, native grasslands and young riparian forests; and look for migrating and resident waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and wading birds.
Jacob Katz, Senior Scientist
Steven Moore, Vice-Chair
State Water Resources Control Board
Friends of the River is offering AWRA NorCal members slots to join them on a scenic canoe trip on the American River through the heart of the American River Parkway on Saturday, July 8th. No experience needed, and equipment will be provided along with a short skills class taught at the beginning of the trip. Mary Maret, Natural Resource Specialist for Sacramento County Parks, will discuss the current restoration and conservation work happening on the river and how it is being managed today.
Training Opportunity for Water Professionals: Facilitation Basics for the Complex and Contentious Water Arena
Friday, May 19th, 2017: 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 20th, 2017: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
As presented by Lisa Beutler (Board of Directors - AWRA National; Executive Facilitator - MWH, now part of Stantec)
During this session you will learn how to …
· Plan for and execute productive meetings
· Move groups to actionable decisions
· Address group dynamics
· Manage conflict
· Utilize group management tools
· Build Consensus
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers, geologists, scientists, and other water professionals who are project managers or find themselves responsible for public outreach tasks. It is suitable for all career levels but particularly useful for those that find their duties increasingly involve working with groups of people.