You still have a few days left to score a holiday water bargain: The California Water Bundle — our beautiful California water map and Layperson’s Guide to California water. The California water bundle features our newly redesigned California Water Map and the most recent version of the Layperson’s Guide to California Water.
The 2017 Water Leaders class organized by the Water Education Foundation completed its year with a report outlining policy recommendations for the future of water storage in California. The class of 20 from various stakeholder groups and backgrounds that hailed from cities and towns across the state had full editorial control to chose recommendations.
The Water Education Foundation has hired veteran journalist Douglas E. Beeman as its news & publications director as it prepares to move more of its journalism online, announced Jennifer Bowles, the Foundation’s executive director Starting in 2018, the Foundation’s premiere water resources magazine, Western Water, will join the world of online media where it will increase the pace of its coverage and expand its reach via social media. … “Western Water has been the go-to source for coverage of water news since 1977,” Bowles said.
Although the Oakland Unified School District is addressing high lead levels in water taps at several schools, consumer group CalPIRG says more needs to be done to keep children safe. Fourteen Oakland Unified schools have been found to have at least one drinking fixture with lead levels exceeding the federal recommended cap of 15 parts per billion, according to the district’s website, where test results are posted as they are received.
Here’s a special holiday gift offer for the water wonk in your life: The California Water Bundle — our beautiful California water map and Layperson’s Guide to California water. The California water bundle features our newly redesigned California Water Map and the most recent version of the Layperson’s Guide to California Water. Order here by Dec. 18 to make sure it arrives in time for Christmas.
Deepen your knowledge of California water issues at our popular Water 101 Workshop and jump aboard the bus the next day to visit the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that supports the state’s water system and is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource. In addition to learning about the history, geography and legal framework that has shaped California water, our annual workshop on Feb. 22 in Sacramento will include an in-depth session on the Delta …
A new Layperson’s Guide to Climate Change and Water Resources, written by Gary Pitzer, is now available from the Water Education Foundation. This 20-page publication provides readers with the facts about the vitally important issue of climate change and how experts predict it will impact already stressed western water resources. The guide was produced with the help of a grant from the California Department of Water Resources.
Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.
“For Joshua and about 30 other kids who participated in a trout hatchery program with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the fish release was a reward of sorts for performing well in department’s 29th annual Nature Bowl last month.”
“As Helene Dillard wraps up the first four months as dean of UC Davis’ College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, she must realize how rare an opportunity she has as head of the top agriculture school. With climate change reshaping the world, ag sciences haven’t been at the apex of the public’s interest since the Dust Bowl era.”
From EPA Connect: The Official Blog of EPA’s Leadership, in a post by Bob Perciasepe:
“The EnviroAtlas combines hundreds of separate data layers developed through a collaboration between EPA researchers and their partners from around the country, including the U.S Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest Service, states, and a number of non-profit organizations and universities.”
“The Southern California Montane Botanic Garden, which opens May 10, is designed to be a haven for tourists and a center for education programs promoting the protection of the region’s flora and fauna.”
From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by Amir Alexander:
“Only a few thousand specialists in the world are qualified to offer deeply informed opinions about climate change, but this has not prevented millions of us from taking a stand on both sides of the issue.”
From the Red Bluff Daily News, in a commentary by Sen. Jim Nielsen:
“There are some programs our tax dollars support that infer/bestow a variety of broad-based economic and social benefits to the state that make them worthy of preservation. The Agricultural Education Incentive (AEIG) Program is a prime example.”
“As water agencies wrestle with California’s drought emergency, and lawmakers pass bills seeking relief from a third consecutive dry year in the state, another institution, the public university system, is continuing to play a critical role in water conservation.”