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Salton Sea Dust Emissions Webinar

June 22, 2023 | video

This webinar seeks to improve understanding of air quality, dust composition, the emissivity of different soils, and predictive modeling of future emissions from Salton Sea lakebed and provides an opportunity for discussion among agency staff, stakeholders, and the public.

Water, War, & Peace Webinar

March 24, 2023 | video

Explore strategies for reducing the risks of water-related violence and promoting peaceful and sustainable water management practices worldwide.

Harnessing the Power of Water Efficiency and Reuse

March 20, 2023 | video

Water-use efficiency and water reuse are powerful, albeit still underutilized, strategies for enhancing water sustainability and resilience. Together, they can substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity (SDG 6.4); enhance water quality (SDG 6.3); protect and restore water-related ecosystems (SDG 6.6); and reduce energy use (SDG 7.3) and associated greenhouse gas emissions (SDG 13), among other benefits.

Salton Sea Salinity Webinar

February 27, 2023 | video

California’s Salton Sea – the state’s largest lake – contains more than 470 million metric tons of dissolved salts. It’s more than twice as salty as the ocean and getting saltier. An unknown amount of additional salt – likely measuring in the hundreds of millions of tons – lies on the lake bottom and along the shore. Some three million tons of salts – enough to cover a square mile of land three feet deep – flow into the Sea every year.

Salton Sea Hydrology

January 10, 2023 | video

The objective of the webinar is to improve understanding of current and possible future Salton Sea inflows and the water demands of various Salton Sea projects and provide an opportunity for discussion among modelers, agency staff, stakeholders, and the public generally.

La Hidrología del Salton Sea

January 10, 2023 | video

El objetivo del seminario web es mejorar la comprensión de los flujos de entrada actuales y futuros de Salton Sea y las demandas de agua de varios proyectos de Salton Sea y brindar una oportunidad para el debate entre los modeladores, el personal de la agencia, las partes interesadas y el público en general.

Left Out in Drought: California Fish

September 7, 2022 | video

Impacts of the California Drought on Freshwater Ecosystems.

Salton Sea – La Mejores Prácticas para la Participación Comunitaria

June 28, 2022 | video

A Spanish translated version of our webinar, Salton Sea – Best Practices for Community Engagement.

Salton Sea – Best Practices for Community Engagement

June 28, 2022 | video

Webinar topics:
- articulation of how community input is integrated into project objectives and design,
- requirements for contractors to maintain community engagement throughout project design and construction,
- differences between public relations and community engagement, and
- developing a strong framework for responding to community input in a timely and clear manner.

Salton Sea Water Quality – Webinar

May 24, 2022 | video

Salton Sea water quality continues to change as the Salton Sea recedes, affecting fish and invertebrates and the design and function of habitat projects atop the lakebed. Recently, information on Salton Sea water quality has been limited. Join a Pacific Institute webinar on Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00pm PT to learn from a panel of experts about nutrient loadings in the lake’s major tributaries, changes in nutrient concentrations in the lake itself, the sulfur cycle and trace metals in the lake, selenium, and the role of the local water quality regulator.

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