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‘Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond’ Feb. 18-19 Course to Feature Author David Sedlak

Join the Water Education Foundation for “Water 101 – The Basics and Beyond,” Feb.

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Western Water Magazine — An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River

The Water Education Foundation’s November/December 2013 issue of Western Water is titled “An Era of New Partnerships on the Colorado River.”

Balancing water supply and demand has never been a simple equation when it comes to the Colorado River. Serving as the “lifeline of the Southwest,” the river provides water to 35 million people and more than 4 million acres of farmland in a region encompassing some 246,000 square miles.

Supplying water, generating hydroelectric power and protecting endangered species have all shaped development and management of the river.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Politics; Drought

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend Wrap-Up: California Drought Declaration

Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up from the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend:

At the top of the scroll“Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency” was the news release from the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Jan. 17.
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Hoover Dam: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Hoover Dam. A private tour of Hoover Dam is included during the Water Education Foundation’s Lower Colorado River Tour Feb. 26-28.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dry Conditions; Water Quality

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At the top of the scroll“Drought Challenges Brown Again,” reported The Sacramento Bee on its Sunday front page.
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Drought: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Drought, a term that’s been a leading newsmaker into 2014.

An excerpt from Aquapedia’s comprehensive entry includes the following: “Drought — an extended period of limited or no precipitation — is a fact of life in California and the West, with water resources following boom and-bust patterns.
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Join the Water Education Foundation on Its Lower Colorado River Tour Feb. 26-28

Registration for the Water Education Foundation’s February 26-28 Lower Colorado River Tour is still open. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to delve into the key issues and see the physical area firsthand.

Travel along the Colorado River from Hoover Dam to the Salton Sea and through the Coachella Valley and Indian Tribal Lands.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Legislature; State Snow Survey

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At the top of the scroll: “California Lawmakers Face Water, Prison and Budget Issues in 2014,” reported the Los Angeles Times.

“First Snow Survey of 2014 Shows Dry Conditions” headlined a Jan.

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Invasive Species: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Make it your New Year’s resolution to read Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s free interactive online water encyclopedia.

Invasive Species, this week’s Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week, is included among Aquapedia’s more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z.

According to Aquapedia, “Invasive species, also known as exotics, are plants, animals, insects, and aquatic species introduced into non-native habitats. …
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dry Year; Delta

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Edmund G. “Pat” Brown: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, whose bio is included in the Historical Water People section of the Water Education Foundation’s free online water encyclopedia.

“Edmund G.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dry Weather Conditions; Groundwater

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BDCP: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Making headlines recently, Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is actually an acronym, but look for BDCP on sister site Aquapedia in both the Useful Acronyms section and under the more than 200 definitions of water terms.

Spelled out, the BDCP abbreviation is Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
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Weekend Wrap-Up: BDCP; Legislation

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Water Conservation: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s free interactive online water encyclopedia, is Water Conservation.

Water conservation is one of more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z on Aquapedia and quite possibly the most comprehensive entry.

According to an excerpt from the Aquapedia definition, “Water conservation has become a way of life throughout the West

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Weekend Wrap-Up: BDCP; Weather

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At the top of the scroll: “Delta Water Tunnel Project Needs $1.2 Billion More for Planning,” reported The Sacramento Bee. “Canal or Tunnels, Fight Still the Same” and “Peripheral Canal At a Glance” were articles in the Stockton Record.
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Safe Yield: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Safe Yield, a water term related to groundwater and subsidence — subjects that have made headlines recently.

According to an excerpt from Aquapedia’s definition, “Landowners in California are entitled to pump and use a reasonable amount of groundwater from a basin underlying their land.
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Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-Up: Hydraulic Fracturing; Weather

Welcome back! Here’s the wrap-up from the Thanksgiving Weekend:

At the top of the scroll: From the McClatchy newsroom were these headlines: “Fracking-Led Energy Boom is Turning U.S. into ‘Saudi America,’” “Rise of ‘Saudi America’ will Alter Globe, Prolong U.S.
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Russian River: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week

Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia — the Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia — is Russian River, which is among the eight tour destinations that will be offered by the Foundation in 2014.

According to an Aquapedia excerpt, “The Russian River is one of the major northern streams that drain the sparsely populated, forested coastal area that stretches from San Francis

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