Past Zoom Videos

WATER FORUM 101 SESSION

This session intended to provide an introduction to the Water Forum for potential new Public Caucus members interested in being a part of Water Forum II negotiations. In addition to learning about the Water Forum and its efforts to expand and diversify the Public Caucus, participants discussed their interests, the nexus with Water Forum and their organizations, and potential challenges and barriers to participation. The meeting, held the evening of February 24, 2021, gave current Water Forum members and potential new Public Caucus members a chance to get to know each other and the organizations they represent.

Click here for a link to the Water Forum 101 Presentation. 

NEGOTIATING STEERING COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS

The NSC conducted several briefings, as part of the initial educational phase of the Water Forum II process.  The purpose of these sessions was to establish a shared understanding about relevant issues that will inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement. In the summer of 2020, the NSC convened special briefings for Water Forum members and others on climate change, fisheries, groundwater and surface water interaction, and state requirements related to water conservation and urban water management planning. Below, find the schedule of briefings with links to the PowerPoint presentations and session recordings. Recordings of all sessions can be found on YouTube @SacWaterForum.

Climate Change

This presentation was the first briefing, as part of the educational phase of the Water Forum II Negotiating Steering Committee (NSC) process. This sessions intended to establish a shared understanding about cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, that will inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement.

Fisheries

This presentation was the second briefing, as part of the educational phase of the Water Forum II Negotiating Steering Committee (NSC) process. This session intended to promote a shared understanding about fisheries to inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement.

Groundwater

This presentation was the third briefing, as part of the educational phase of the Water Forum II Negotiating Steering Committee (NSC) process. This session intended to promote a shared understanding of groundwater to inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement. The session is split into four parts: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), Regional Modeling, South American and Cosumnes Subbasins, and Water Accounting Framework. All Groundwater Briefings can be found in the Groundwater – Surface Water Interactions Playlist

Regulatory

This presentation was the fourth briefing, as part of the educational phase of the Water Forum II Negotiating Steering Committee (NSC) process. This session intended to promote a shared understanding of water conservation and water use to inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement.

Flow Management Standard

This presentation was the fifth briefing, as part of the educational phase of the Water Forum II Negotiating Steering Committee (NSC) process. This session intended to promote a shared understanding of the Modified Flow Management Standard (FMS) to inform various elements of the Water Forum II Agreement.