With California continuing to face water supply challenges, the Santa Clarita Valley business community will have a chance to hear the latest on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, at the next Valley Industry Association lunch, Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club.
The SCV community depends on Sierra Nevada snow pack that flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. However, a century of human activity has caused land to subside behind weak and unstable levees. A single major earthquake could cause the levees to fail, drawing in salt water from the San Francisco Bay. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is being developed as a 50-year habitat conservation plan aimed at restoring the delta’s ecosystem and securing California’s water supplies.
At the Jan. 21, luncheon, Terry Erlewine of the State Water Contractors and Dan Masnada of Castaic Lake Water Agency will discuss California’s existing water infrastructure and the plans to modernize it.
“Preserving our water supply continues to be a hot-button issue, and for good reason,” VIA President and CEO Kathy Norris said. “Without water, everything comes to a halt, and I believe the business community will benefit from hearing Terry and Dan’s analysis of current issues and the way forward.”
Reservations are required for the luncheon. Members who reserve by Jan. 9 pay $40, or $45 between Jan. 10-16. After Jan. 16, the cost is $50. The cost for non-members is $65. Please RSVP no later than Jan. 16. “No shows” or cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will be billed. There is a $10 surcharge for attendees without a reservation. The Valencia Country Club is located at 27330 N. Tourney Road. The luncheon is sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita, Poole and Shaffery, L/B/W Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., Mellady Direct Marketing, SCVTV, KHTS AM-1220 and The Signal. Reservations can be made by visiting www.VIA.org/Calendar or calling the VIA office at (661) 294-8088.
The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing members the opportunity to network and collaborate on a broad range of business issues. More information about VIA is available at www.via.org.