Water Leadership Institute: Pixley 10-Part Series 080622-9

Event Date & Time

8/6/2022 9:00 AM - 8/6/2022 4:00 PM


In-person and ZOOM
In-person venue information coming soon!
Times listed are Pacific Standard Time

Water Leadership Institute: Pixley 10-Part Series



This training does not qualify for CEUs/credits.

Upon conclusion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Date & Time:

Participants will meet for a total of 10 sessions: 2 in-person sessions and 8 virtual sessions (over ZOOM) between August-October 2022. Virtual session will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. In-person sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9:00AM-3:00PM to accommodate working hours.


The Water Leadership Institute: Pixley 10-Part Series training will be held on the following dates and times:

August  6 | In-person | 9:00AM-4:00PM 

August 10 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

August 17 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

August 24 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

August 31 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

September 14 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

September 21 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

September 28 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

October 5 | Virtual - ZOOM | 6:00PM-7:30PM 

October 22 | In-person graduation | Time to be determined


This training is being held in Pacific Standard Time.



A $30 DoorDash stipend per session will be provided to participants for virtual sessions. Food and refreshments will be offered during in-person sessions.




Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) are very excited to invite you to participate in the 2022 Water Leadership Institute in the Tule Subbasin. The Institute offers a unique opportunity for community leaders and water managers to come together, learn from one another, and develop skills to advance wise, innovative, and equitable decisions around water.


To learn more about the institute, watch this short video: www.edf.org/waterwarriors

If you meet any of the following criteria below. Please fill out the application by July 25, 2022.


1. You are a resident of the Tule Subbasin (located in southern Tulare County with a small portion in Kern County) or a member of the Tule River Reservation. This includes and is not limited to the following areas: Angiola, Allensworth, Alpaugh, Ducor, Earlimart, East Porterville, Pixley, Poplar, Porterville, Quality, Richgrove, Rodriguez Camp, Teviston, Terra Bella, Tipton and Woodville.


2. You rely on a groundwater-dependent community water system or small water system, have a domestic well, or use groundwater to irrigate a small farm.


3. You want to learn about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and local water management, develop your personal leadership skills, and are committed to promoting safe drinking water in your community.


4. Your water has been contaminated or you have run out of water because your well has gone dry.


We are very excited to meet and work with you and this year’s cohort of community leaders! We will review applications and get back to you by July 29th. 


Note that this program does not require that you already have extensive leadership or water management experience, just that you have interest and motivation to participate full y in this program. 


This training will be hosted in-person and online on ZOOM.

The in-person trainings will be hosted at the following address:

Tulare County Sheriff's Office

161 North Pine Street

Pixley, California 93256

Click here for Google map directions.



Scholarship & Fees:

Water Leadership Institute: Pixley 10-Part Series is a free training.



Because space is limited and the Institute is free, we ask for your commitment to fully participate in all ten sessions. Please review the schedule to make sure it works with our other commitments. 


Click here to register for the ten sessions.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

In person sessions will follow CDC guidelines and participant comfort levels to help foster relationships among participants and local water leaders.


For event content questions, contact:
Mariana Rivera-Torres
(805) 636-0372

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429