Unquenchable, 2012-2013


August

Read Unquenchable!


September

  • September 13, 2012, 6 p.m. - Book In Common Kick-off, Chico City Plaza
  • September 27, 2012, 7:30-9:19 p.m. - Last Call at the Oasis, Pageant Theatre, Chico, CA, Presented by the Chico's Book In Common and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Buy tickets here.
  • September 28, 2012, 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Best Practices in Agricultural Water Use.  Lee Altier, Colleen Hatfield, organizers.  Colusa Hall, room 100B.

October

  • October 4, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - Last Call at the Oasis, film shown at U-hub for residence hall students
  • October 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - KCHO's Nancy Wiegman will interview author Robert Glennon on Nancy's bookshelf.  Tune in to hear what he thinks about the water crisis.
  • October 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - Robert Glennon:  Unquenchable, will speak at Laxson Auditorium.  Buy tickets here...
  • October 9, 2012, 4-5 pm - Professor Anita Chaudhry (Economics), International Forum, "Water and Climate Change: Challenges of Governance." Ayres 120.
  • October 11, 2012, 5-7 p.m. - Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum, "Taking a Closer Look at Delta Planning: How Does it Fit Together?  How Does it Tie to the Sacramento Valley?".  Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico, CA 95973.  More...

November

  • November 3, 2012, 2:30-4:30 pm - Free screening of "Over Troubled Waters" and panel discussion following. Pageant Theatre - 351 E. 6th st.
  • November 6, 2012, 4-5 pm. - Professor Daniel Veidlinger (Religious Studies), International Forum, 'Water of life, water of health: access to clean water." Ayres 120.
  • November 7, 2012, 4-5 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Water transfers in California.  Panel organizer, Dr. Eric Houk, College of Agriculture.  Colusa Hall 100B.
  • November 29th - 30th - Water Conference:  Water for Seven Generations:  Will California Prepare For It?  This prestigious conference is brought to you by the AquaAlliance and will be held at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico.  To attend the conference, you may sign up online at www.aquaalliance.net/water-conference-2012.

February

  • February 5, 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm - Free Public Forum: "Ethical Issues and Water: An Interfaith Dialogue". Hosted by CSU, Chico's Book in Common Group and Butte Environmental Council, the conversation will focus on the spiritual and stewardship issues that surround water. These issues include water as an element essential to all life, as a human right, and as a contentious public policy issue in California and beyond. For more information and a list of speakers visit www.becnet.org. Event located in Colusa Hall Room 100B on the CSU, Chico campus.
  • February 19, 2013, 4:00 - 5:30 pm  - Panel Discussion: "The Tuscan Aquifer and its Sustainable Uses". **VIEW THE FULL PRESENTATION HERE**
    Organized by Todd Greene (Geosciences), Eric Houk (Agriculture) and Steffen Mehl (Civil Engineering). The panel will discuss the historical, current and projected uses of the Tuscan Aquifer, the principal groundwater resource of the Sacramento Valley, and the source of the City of Chico’s drinking water.  The panel will discuss the hydrology of the aquifer and ongoing studies to better understand the aquifer for its sustainable management. Event located in Colusa Hall Room 100B on the CSU, Chico campus.
    Panelists Include:
     -Debbie Spangler - Engineering Geologist, Department of Water Resources, State of California
     -Christina Buck - Water Resources Scientist, Department of Water and Resource Conservation, Butte County
     -Peter Bonacich - Assistant District Manager, California Water Service Company, Chico District
     -Steffen Mehl - Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, CSU-Chico
     -Dr. Eric Houk - Associate Professor, College of Agriculture, CSU-Chico
     -Dr. Todd Greene - Associate Professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, CSU-Chico
  • February 22, 2013, 8:00am -12:00pm - Panel Discussion: "Conjuctive Use: Let's Have a Frank Discussion". Presented by Butte County Department of Water & Resource Conservation, Butte Environmental Council, California State University, Chico, and California Department of Water Resources Northern Region. Session One panelists will discuss hydrology and current conditions within Butte County and Northern Sacramento Valley as well as statewide hydrology and planning. Session Two panelists will discuss conjunctive use programs which support groundwater sustainability and groundwater banking, as well as the associated legal constraints of conjunctive use programs. The discussion will be held at the Feather River Tribal Health Auditorium, 2145 Fifth Avenue, Oroville, CA, 95965. For a complete program and list of panelists click here.

March

  • March 7-8, 2013: This Way to Sustainability Conference VIII: This two-day conference hosts over 100 speakers and 1,400 participants on the CSU, Chico Campus. The Thursday Showcase on March 7 includes a series of panel discussions of water issues, culminating in a "Let's Talk about Water" open forum co-sponsored by the Book in Common, Butte Environmental Council, Institute for Sustainable Development, and CUAHSI: the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. For more information including registration information and a complete detailed schedule, visit the conference web site.

  • March 16, 2013, 3pm: Film Showing of "Dear Governor Cuomo": Sponsored by the Sierra Club-Yahi Group, the film will focus on the most controversial public debate in New York State. What's the issue? Fracking is happening in California! Poisoned orchards, contaminated groundwater, toxic air, increased asthma rates among children, cancers, lost property values, toxic waste dumped into aquifers, massive water withdrawals, earthquakes, the impact on climate change--hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas may be the most destructive energy process in America. Big Oil has their fracking sights on California, claiming the Monterey shale has 15.4 billion barrels of shale oil deposits making it the Saudi Arabia of America. The Brown Administration is fast-tracking new proposed regulations for CA. These new regulations would exempt drilling companies from CEQA and redefine "protected water" allowing the dumping of fracking waste into the Pacific Ocean and deepwater aquifers. Come learn more about fracking and what we can do as a community to regulate this destructive process after the film. The film will be shown at the Pageant Theater, Chico, at 351 E 6th St. Prizes include t-shirts, water bottles, and more. For more information, contact Dave Garcia at rangerdave@mynvw.com
Dear Governor Cuomo

April

  • April 6, 2013, 8:30am: Bridging the Gap by Giving's 5th Annual Walk4Water! This fun, educational event allows you to walk around One Mile at Chico's own Bidwell Park in order to raise money for clean water systems in Africa. Registration begins February 18. Click here to register online. Information about registration deadlines, packet pickup times, and volunteering can be found here.  Contact the Water Girl (girl4water@gmail.com) with any questions!

  • April 14, 2013, 3:00pm: Film Showing of "Dear Governor Cuomo": Sponsored by the Sierra Club-Yahi Group, the film will focus on the most controversial public debate in New York State. What's the issue? Fracking is happening in California! Poisoned orchards, contaminated groundwater, toxic air, increased asthma rates among children, cancers, lost property values, toxic waste dumped into aquifers, massive water withdrawals, earthquakes, the impact on climate change--hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas may be the most destructive energy process in America. Big Oil has their fracking sights on California, claiming the Monterey shale has 15.4 billion barrels of shale oil deposits making it the Saudi Arabia of America. The Brown Administration is fast-tracking new proposed regulations for CA. These new regulations would exempt drilling companies from CEQA and redefine "protected water" allowing the dumping of fracking waste into the Pacific Ocean and deepwater aquifers. Come learn more about fracking and what we can do as a community to regulate this destructive process after the film. The film will be shown at the Pageant Theater, Chico, at 351 E 6th St. Prizes include t-shirts, water bottles, and more. For more information, contact Dave Garcia at rangerdave@mynvw.com

  • April 23, 2013, 5:00pm: GEOS/AGES Seminar Series
    The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GEOS) and the Association of Geology and Environmental Students (AGES) presents GASS-the GEOS/AGES Seminar Series. In this portion Dr. Steffen Mehl from the Department of Civil Engineering and the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management will speak regarding: "Modeling Stream-Aquifer Interactions: Considerations for Sustainability". Join us at 5:00pm in Physical Sciences room 109.
  • April 29, 2013, 11:00am-1:00pm: Water Fair
    Featuring local and regional groups and organizations who work on water issues, interactive booths will provide visitors with fun, practical ways to conserve water and work toward increased sustainability. Campus and community members are encouraged to stop by the courtyard outside of Colusa Hall for this engaging event, presented by students in University 105: Self, Identity, and Sustainability. For more information contact the First-Year Experience Program at fye@csuchico.edu.

May

  • Tuscan Aquifer Final Study Workshop
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
    6:00-8:00 pm

    Sponsored by the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation, this workshop will present the vast information collected over the past three years studying the Lower Tuscan Aquifer. The meeting will begin with a short presentation of project activities and results. Then attendees will be free to visit stations focusing on different aspects of the project: stream gauging, isotopic data, aquifer tests, and others. A wrap up at the end will highlight major points, questions, and concerns brought up during the break out time.

    For more information on the project, visit: www.buttecounty.net/waterandresource, then click on "Tuscan Aquifer Project".