CMC Partners to offer 2008 Water Symposium to Basin Residents

    September 11, 2008






    –OUR DESERT, OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE AND YOU!  The 2008 Morongo Basin Water Symposium, sponsored by Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Copper Mountain College, County of San Bernardino, Hi-Desert Water District, Joshua Basin Water District, and Mojave Water Agency, will be an event you can’t miss.  It will be held Thursday, October 9th from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.  Immediately following the Water Symposium at the same location will be the Practical Advances in Southwestern Sustainability (PASS) Eco-Summit, which will focus on practical methods for achieving and maintaining sustainability.  PASS is sponsored by the Basin Wide Foundation, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree National Park and the High Desert Living Arts Center.

    This third installment of the Morongo Basin Water Symposium will focus on local, regional and statewide water issues, and how sponsoring water agencies have worked cooperatively to address these issues.  In addition, other topics to be covered include: septic discharge assessment, groundwater recharge, watershed management, water supply development and protection, water conscious landscaping, water conservation incentives and rebate programs.

    Since the 2005 Water Symposium, there have been many significant changes in the world of water throughout the State of California as well as the Morongo Basin and High Desert areas. The 2008 Symposium is designed to inform participants about the critical need to share resources and information that are crucial to effective water management in our desert areas.

    The symposium is open to the public, but seating is limited, so register early to attend. The cost for the event is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. A continental breakfast and lunch is included. The event will be held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Conference & Wellness Center (formerly Mental Physics).  For more information regarding the Symposium or to register please contact Gloria Golike at (760) 946-7001 or by email at:  For information about the PASS Eco-Summit, call (760) 401-2858 or visit: