Drought Preparedness and Response Workshop (San Diego)

California Rural Water Association (CRWA) in partnership with the Department of Water Resources is offering no-cost workshops for Water Operators and System Managers of Private, Public and Tribal Systems.

These free classes are being offered in person. Please abide by the county and/or venue COVID protocols. Please register in advance – class sizes are limited, and we expect these sessions to fill up fast!

If you are interested in registering for a workshop, please email the California Rural Water Association at lcarmona@calruralwater.org.

Other Workshop Dates Include: 

November 1 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Ventura)

November 2 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Palmdale)


Each workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Drought Background, Preparedness, and Response
    • Overview of California hydro-climatology, including the hydrology of the state’s most significant historical droughts
    • Understanding drought risk and climate change
    • Review of lessons learned in past droughts, as well as expected drought impacts & basic concepts of drought vulnerability & drought resilience
    • Techniques for reducing drought vulnerability
    • DWR financial assistance programs for drought
  • Groundwater
    • Overview of the basic concepts of groundwater hydrology, including factors controlling groundwater flow & fractured bedrock settings
    • Overview on water wells, including typical well yields, requirements for well completion report and water level monitoring
    • Summary of state legislative requirements for groundwater level monitoring and sustainable groundwater management
    • DWR financial assistance programs for sustainable groundwater management
  • Water Conservation and Shortage Contingency Planning
    • New requirements in SB 552 for small water systems and counties for water shortage contingency planning
    • Financial and technical assistance programs

Please let us know if any registrant requires a disability accommodation. For more information on CRWA classes, please visit our website: www.calruralwater.org. Questions? (800) 833-0322

15092 Avenue of Science (Suite 22), San Diego, CA, 92128