CV Water Counts Academy

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.

Participants are required to attend (or tune in, if offered virtually) all five classes to receive their certificate. The sessions will cover a variety of topics and although subject to change, may include: Course Overview; Groundwater, Streams and Imported Water; Colorado River and Recycled Water; Water Quality and Regulations; Conservation in the Coachella Valley – A Way of Life; Agriculture; Golf; Cannabis; Building & Development and Water Efficiency; and Sustainability and Groundwater.

Click here to see the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 program graduates.

Click here to view the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 presentations.

In 2017, CV Water Counts, in conjunction with UCR-Palm Desert and CVEP, hosted Water Counts 2017: How the Drought Changed California and Our Valley. View the presentations here.

If you’d like to apply for the next Water Counts Academy, stay up-to-date by subscribing to our “Water Watch” Newsletter here, or complete the form below to join our Interest List.

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