Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2007 H2O Conference will be held October 23-25 (Tuesday – Thursday) instead of Oct 24-26 (Wed-Fri) at the Westin Long Beach. The conference will begin Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm and it will end at 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon.

The 2007 H2O Conference is being organized by the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association (, California Coastal Coalition (, the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project ( and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) – Western Chapter (

The conference program will be posted online within the next few days. In the meantime, the following is a partial list of topic areas that will be covered during the conference:

Sea Leval Rise
Ecosystem Loss
Public Access
Water Quality Criteria
Coastal and Ocean Water Quality
Treatment Wetlands
California Sediment Master Plan
Coastal Erosion
Coastal Flooding
Shoreline Protection
Marine Debris
Landscape Ecology and Planning
Watershed Planning and Restoratino
Bolsa Chica Lagoon Restoration
Creek and Wetland Restoration
Community Outreach and Education
Beach Use
Water Conservation
Nearshore Assessment

Online registration is available at

Room rates are $139 government and $179 non-government The conference rates are only available by calling 1-800-WESTIN1 and or by calling the hotel directly at 1-562-436-3000 and mentioning the “Headwaters to Oceans Conference” or “H2O Conference.” The cut-off date for reduced hotel room rates is September 28. If you have any difficulties making a reservation, please let us know by sending an
e-mail message to Steve Aceti, Conference Co-Chair:

Sponsor and exhibitor information is posted at

Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director
California Coastal Coalition
1133 Second Street
Suite G
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 612-3564 cell
(760) 944-3564 office
(760) 944-7852 fax

The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast) is a non-profit advocacy group
comprised of 35 coastal cities; seven counties; AMBAG, BEACON, SANDAG and SCAG; along with business associations and allied groups committed to restoring California’s shoreline through sand replenishment, increasing the flow of natural sediment, wetlands recovery and improved water quality.

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