The Water Education Foundation: 40 Years Strong and Counting
Network, celebrate and gain insight into the Foundation's past and future on Oct. 26 at an anniversary bash in Sacramento

The Water Education Foundation opened its doors  in 1977 when California was in the second year of a major drought, and it quickly became a vital source of nonpartisan, in-depth information about water resources in California and the West.

Over the years, the Foundation has provided a vast repertoire of news, educational materials and programs designed to increase awareness about water, including tours of key watersheds, workshops, a quarterly magazine, Western Water, and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers).

Forty years later, it is time to celebrate!

Our 40th Anniversary celebration will be held Oct. 26 at the Sterling Hotel in Sacramento. Attendees will have a chance to network, see old friends, hear some tales from the old days and learn what’s to come for the Foundation.

Our program will feature talks by:

  • Rita Schmidt Sudman, the Foundation’s former Executive Director, speaking on highlights of the past 40 years.
  • Mike Chrisman, former California Natural Resources Secretary and Foundation Board Member, speaking about his father, Ira “Jack” Chrisman, the Foundation’s founding president.
  • Scott Morris, Foundation Vice President and graduate of our Water Leaders class in 1998, speaking about the impact of that popular program 20 years later.
  • Grant Davis, director of the California Department of Water Resources, speaking on the importance of water education.
  • Jennifer Bowles, the Foundation’s current Executive Director, speaking on what’s to come for the Foundation.

Hope to see you there!

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