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September 19 Webinar:
Learn How Santa Clara County Developed a 50-Year Water Resources Plan

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Upcoming webinar:

  • October 17: "Using Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk" with Jessica Ludy, Environmental Science Associates, and Larry Roth, Arcadis-US
  • November 14: E19 and California Nevada River Forecast Center, with Alan Haynes, National Weather Service, Sacramento

Developing a 50-year plan that considers all water resources within the boundary of Santa Clara County is no small task. This integrated, multi-benefit look at water resources management is the One Water Plan for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The District’s One Water concept includes:

  • Drinking water
  • Recycled water
  • Imported water
  • Groundwater
  • Flood waters
  • Stormwater
  • Creek water
  • Water for the environment

It is a holistic water resources management approach that will allow the District to address challenges and realize opportunities across the landscape, jurisdictional bounds, and water systems.

In this Watershed University webinar, Sara Duckler, Engineering Manager with the District, provided a brief overview of the Countywide One Water Framework, how they developed it, and where they landed. She also discussed two ongoing efforts that support the One Water approach:

  • The use of metrics to establish a baseline and to track progress through a broad range of One Water Objectives, and
  • A novel approach to assessing flood hazards and vulnerabilities at the watershed scale.

About the speaker:

  • Sara Duckler, P.E. CFM, Engineering Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Presentation from the webinar:

What is Watershed University?

Watershed University is a free event that provides education and networking opportunities for California professionals in floodplain management, water management, emergency management and related fields. Led by the California Silver Jackets, this event is a cooperative effort that evolved from the recognition that some communities could not afford the investment of time and money to send floodplain managers and other professionals to conferences.

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