November 2016: 29 representatives from various water boards from Kern County all the way up to Merced graduated after six months of Water Leadership Institute training. The graduates will have three regional graduate “seminars” in early 2017 to complete California mandated ethics training. This was a joint effort with RCAC, Self-Help Enterprises and Environmental Defense Fund and was funded by USDA Rural Development Rural Community Development Initiative and Rabobank. See what the graduates have to say about the experience. In this video, hear what the graduates have to say about the training.