Water is Life! Exploring Modern Water Management from Ridgetop to River Mouth in the Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2023

The following is an excerpt from Bryce Lundberg’s chairman’s remarks at the NCWA Annual Meeting on March 3, 2023 at Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico.

By Bryce Lundberg

It is a great honor to serve as the Chairman of the Northern California Water Association and to work with all of you to cultivate a shared vision in the region for a vibrant way of life–which is all dependent upon our precious water resources. We gather to share our common heritage in the Sacramento Valley, to explore what is exceptional about this region and its special attributes, and to focus on the importance of water resources to everything we do in Northern California. The Sacramento Valley is sourcing our sustainable future through responsible management of the essential resource that millions of birds, hundreds of thousands of fish, thousands of farms and millions of people all rely on–water.

Today, we will explore modern water management from ridgetop to river mouth and how our water is life—the farms and ranches, the cities and rural communities, the fish, waterfowl, and wildlife. Northern California’s water is the lifeblood for our families, our communities and the fish and wildlife that grace this region and our special way of life.