SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Association of California Water Agencies and other organizations will sponsor a half-day drought briefing on Feb. 14 in Sacramento to discuss the state's unprecedented drought, its impacts and how best to respond to it, according to a press release.

The 2014 Drought Briefing – Impacts and Actions: What You Need to Know, will provide an overview of California's drought conditions intended for media, local elected officials, water managers, legislative staff and statewide business and agricultural leaders, the release reported.

Speakers at the briefing, including local, state and federal officials, will discuss local impacts around the state, ways to manage the crisis and efforts to reach the California consumer with messages of conservation, noted the release.

In addition to the ACWA, continued the release, the following organizations are sponsors of the event: The California Department of Water Resources, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the League of California Cities, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Farm Water Coalition, the California Farm Bureau Federation and others.

According to the release, the event will take place at the Crest Theater from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is free of charge and will include a webcast, with a registration deadline of Feb. 13.

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