Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Mono Lake at 20 symposium in Sacramento

Water nerds unite! You’re not going to want to miss this opportunity: the Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present, and Future symposium on November 17, 2014 in Sacramento, California.

What: 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the California State Water Resources Control Board’s landmark Decision 1631 to amend the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s water rights in order to protect Mono Lake and its tributary streams. So we have joined with UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy and stakeholders in the Mono Lake cases to convene this symposium to discuss where things stand after 20 years, including: What are the results of implementation of D1631? What does the future hold, especially with the recent Mono Basin Stream Restoration Agreement in hand? What does the decision mean for other California water rights as the State Water Board seeks to determine how best to protect public trust uses of the Delta and Central Valley rivers consistent with maintaining reliable water supplies?

When: Monday, November 17, 2014 8:00am–5:30pm with a reception to follow.

Where: Byron Sher Auditorium, CalEPA Headquarters, Sacramento, CA (how to get there).

Registration: $79 for the general public, $59 for government/academic/non-profit participants, $29 for students. Registration is now open, and space is limited.

Who: If you’re still reading this post, you should come. This will be a unique opportunity to be a part of the discussions and solutions Mono Lake has to offer for the future. Mono Lake at 20 is bringing together distinguished panelists to distill lessons learned from 20 years of concerted effort to implement the Mono Lake decisions and related efforts elsewhere. Click here for a full list of speakers, presenters, and moderators.

More info: see the symposium website here

Social: #monolakeat20

Co-sponsors of the event: UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment; UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources; the Water Education Foundation; Mono Lake Committee; California Trout; and the Water and Power Law Group.