“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
~ Albert Einstein
Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture, Napa Vision 2050 and Water Audit California present
WE MANAGE WHAT WE MEASURE:
A NAPA WATER FORUM
Friday, February 7, 2020 at NOON
Concerned residents of Napa County seek to protect the natural environment from further degradation. Multi-layered federal, state and local agencies seek to apply a complex web of statutes, ordinances, regulations, principles and practices to constrain harm to the public trust, while an entire industry of “entitlement” advocates seek to extract individual benefit from the public commons. The entire process is mired in a stalemate of expensive controversy.
Napa County has the opportunity to lead the way with environmental reconciliation. We submit for your consideration a new vision of the future proposed by the prestigious Public Policy Institute that is founded on good science, best practices, and adaptive management.
We are hosting a forum with a distinguished panel of experts who are non-political, unbiased purveyors of the facts. The experts will discuss the evolution of a new conflict-free approach to examining the relationship between development and the environment, the field conditions in the Napa watershed, and the most recent technology in measuring and modeling. We will present the testimonial of a successful streamkeeper, and a how-to-do-it discussion led by a world class environmental facilitator.
All interested persons are welcome. Seating is limited. Gates will open at noon. The presentations begin at 1:00 and will be followed by a hosted reception to allow for informal discussions and networking. Directions to the private venue at the Napa Airport will be emailed to you after your registration.
Update: Feb 4, 2020
Due to the large number of participants, we have overwhelmed the on-site parking at the venue and will be using the Napa County Airport general parking lot for our event. Starting at noon a shuttle bus will take you to the venue a short distance away. Look for the white canopy indicating the pick up point. The shuttle bus will have Water Audit’s logo on the door. Please allow an extra few minutes for this process.
There is limited handicap parking at the venue. After entering the airport turn left on Airport Road and continue to Gate 4, where security will direct you to our hangar.
Update: Feb 6, 2020
Registrations for our Napa Water Forum were much greater than the airport venue could properly accommodate. We have been able to relocate at the same time and date into the historic (1915) Native Sons building, which is located in downtown Napa, directly across the street from the municipal parking garage. The building is handicap accessible.
Please re-calibrate your navigation devices to 937 Coombs Street, on the corner of First Street, in Napa, California, 94559. Doors will still open at noon February 7, 2020, and the presentations will begin at 1 p.m., but no shuttle is required.