Dear Member of ProAgua and/or the Aguacate Alliance:
Please accept my invitation to apply to the WCVI Latin@ Academy on So Cal Water Policy on August 11-12, 2017
The purpose of the 1.5 day-training session, which will be held at the Doubletree Inn by Hilton in Dana Point, is to prepare 25 key Latin@ leaders as water champions/advocates in anticipation of several important regulatory meetings on key water policy decisions over the next year.
As you may know WCVI and its partners has been focused on Climate Change Adaptation for several years. We hope you saw that the Sacto legislature finally released $100 million for the LA River revitalization -this is in addition to the $25 million that the Aguacate Alliance helped break loose from Sacto in 2015 for the upper LA River -which in turn was used to recently purchase the strategically important G2 parcel in northeast LA.
More recently WCVI has trail-blazed Latino leadership on Orange County water policy which is culminating over the next six months.
As participants in WCVI's ProAgua activities in Orange County in 2016 and the Aguacate Alliance in LA County in 2015 we extend an offer to you to apply for one of the 25 spots -if accepted your fees will be waived.
The training includes a tour of the Carlsbad Desalination plant on Day 1 Friday, Aug 11, following by a lunch and afternoon briefing on multiple aspects of water policy by recognized experts, followed by a reception. Day 2, Sat. Aug 12 will include skills training on advocacy, public speaking and addressing the media.
The deadline for application is July 31, 2017 at 5pm. I hope you can make time to join our "water cause". Defeating the next drought through Latino leadership and visionary policy-making is our clear priority.