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Serving the Greater Bay Area Since 1956

The Bay Area Water Works Association is a non-profit association comprised of persons in the water works and related industries in the north, east and south San Francisco Bay areas.

May 28, 2015

Spanning over 1.5 acres, the SF Bay Model was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1957 to simulate tides and currents from the Pacific Ocean, to Sacramento and Stockton, including San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bays, and a portion of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. The model can simulate tides 100 times faster than nature, and was used in scientific research until 2000 to assess the impacts of human activity on the bay. The SF Bay Model continues to operate as a public education center.

Tour Basics

  • Registered participants must arrive at the SF Bay Model by 2:45 pm
  • 1-hour tour begins at 3:00 pm
  • Following the tour, participants may explore the model on their own until 4:30 pm closing time

General Membership Meeting/Dinner

The Spinnaker
100 Spinnaker Drive, Sausalito

Following the SF Bay Model Tour, BAWWA’s General Membership Meeting, Dinner, and Presentation will take place at The Spinnaker. Attendees may enjoy beverages during the social hour starting at 5:00 pm from our private patio overlooking the bay.


  • 5:00 pm – “No-Host Bar” Social Hour
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
    • Salad
    • Choice of entrée:
      • Petrale Sole with Macadamia and Sourdough Crouton Crust
      • Double Chicken Breast Stuffed with Shitake Mushrooms and
      • Pancetta
      • Vegetarian – Eggplant and Portobello Mushroom Napoleon with Fontina Cheese
    • Dessert
  • 7:00 pm – Presentation by Adam Ratner, Marine Mammal Center


Behind the Bark: Saving Seals and Ourselves
Continuing our education about the Bay, BAWWA is excited to host this presentation by Adam Ratner of The Marine Mammal Center.

Climate change is happening now and affecting people and marine mammals alike. From drought in California reducing water for communities to sea level rise reducing breeding beaches in California, action is needed to tackle global warming. Learn more about the science of climate change, how it is affecting our communities and ocean life, and actions we can take to curb the negative effects.

Adam Ratner is the Guest Experience Manager at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA where he oversees the visitor and education operations and leads up numerous sustainability initiatives and education programming including climate change, ocean trash, and sustainable seafood. In the past few years, Adam has worked closely with both local and national levels to increase climate change education and action, including being selected as a Community Climate Change Fellow by the National Association of Environmental Education and a member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation.