Previous 2012-2013 Events


  • 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 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". 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.



Tickets available at the University Box Office.