As major deadlines loom in California for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and voluntary settlement agreements involving rivers that lead to the Delta, the theme for this year’s summit is Water Year 2020: A Year of Reckoning. Beyond these regulatory updates, water managers and stakeholders are dealing with a “new normal” as unprecedented episodes of drought, flooding and wildfire challenge the status quo and demand improved approaches. This year’s theme reflects the upcoming transitions, as well as ongoing efforts to improve water management and policy. (more)