2017 Conference

The California Irrigation Institute Presents its 55th Annual Meeting January 30-31, 2017
at the
Hilton Sacramento Ardent West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95822
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The California Irrigation Institute announces its featured speakers for the 2017 Conference.

Jay Famiglietti on Real Time with Bill Maher, March 27, 2015. Photo by HBO/Janet Van HamDr. Jay Famiglietti is the 2017 Conference Keynote Speaker.

Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor of Earth System Science and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He appeared as the feature expert in the water documentary the Last Call at the Oasis and Killing the Colorado in addition to CBS News 60 Minutes, Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher talk show programs and will appear in several television documentary series, including Years of Living Dangerously and HBO VICE.

Read more about Jay Famiglietti at JayFamiglietti.com.


1605163Chris Austin is the 2017 Conference Luncheon Speaker.

Chris Austin, founder of the water news blog, Maven’s Notebook—and considered by many to be a “must read.”  Chris Austin has been writing about California water since 2007 and has developed a reputation for presenting all sides of California’s complex water issues without a personal agenda. Chris Austin will share her vision for a different sort of water news journalism.

Read more about Chris Austin at MavensNotebook.com.


Never attended a CII conference?
View past conference programs and presentations under Past Events or listen to CII Director Inge Bisconer give a post conference wrap-up in the Grange Network webinar.