The Water Counts Academy is designed for current and emerging leaders in the Coachella Valley who want to learn about the lifeblood of our valley — its water resources. We are excited to offer this comprehensive course that will cover the history, use and management of water here in the Coachella Valley.

The next class will be held in early 2020, and will consist of four evening classes (on February 4, 11, 18 and 25) and one final half-day session on Saturday, February 29, which will include a session, tour and graduation ceremony.

There is no tuition/fee, and food and refreshments will be provided during the class periods.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics: Local Water Overview, Conservation in the Coachella Valley, Agriculture and Water-Efficient Techniques, Groundwater and Long-Term Sustainability, Water Quality, Golf and Recycled Water, Imported Water Supplies State Water Project Water, Imported Water Supplies Colorado River Water, and the Economics of Water Rates. The Fifth and final session will be a Tour, covering Water Infrastructure valley-wide.

We will be accepting applications from October 1, 2019 to January 17, 2020. Individuals accepted into the program will be notified between January 21–31, 2020.

Click here to see the 2017, 2018 and 2019 program graduates.

Click here to view the 2018 and 2019 presentations.

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