Publications & Products

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Publications & Products

High quality, comprehensive publications are the hallmark of the Foundation's writing staff; most notably Western Water Magazine and The Layperson's Guide series. In addition to paid content, several free publications are also available for download.

High quality, comprehensive publications are the hallmark of the Foundation’s writing staff; most notably Western Water Magazine and The Layperson’s Guide series. In addition to paid content, several free publications are also available for download.

In addition to our regularly published content (see subjects at left or below), the Foundation released a book in 2000, Water & the Shaping of California, to critical acclaim. This coffee table style book features gorgeous historic and color photos of water while the text traces the way water has influenced the development of the state’s cities and farms. Famous quotations and excerpts from literature about water offer readers an in-depth understanding of how much water has shaped our lives.

Beyond the written word, television productions offer the Foundation the opportunity to reach out to the general public, whether at a water board or other government agency and on PBS stations. These productions help viewers understand the, historic, technical and political nature of the water debate.

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Western Water Magazine

The flagship of the Foundation, the quarterly Western Water magazine helps readers learn the latest about water supply, water quality, the Colorado River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, groundwater, endangered species, and more. The first issue of Western Water was published in 1977.

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Layperson’s Guides

Often referred to as mini-textbooks, the Foundation’s popular Layperson’s Guide series offers readers an easy-to-understand, broad overview and perspective on a variety of important water topics. The pamphlets, which range from 20 to 32 pages, are periodically updated to include the most recent information. The guides can be purchased as a set or individually. Currently 16 titles are available.

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Maps & Posters

The Water Education Foundation produces some of the most educational – and beautiful – maps of the region.

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River Report: Devoted to Colorado River issues

The vast Colorado River Basin is the focus of River Report, the Foundation’s biannual newsletter that explores issues surrounding the lifeline of the Southwest and those that share its water – the seven western states, Mexico and numerous American Indian tribes. Launched in 1998, River Report has traced the saga of sharing surpluses and shortages, restoring endangered fish and the Colorado River Delta, and issues related to drought, urban growth and climate change.

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Books

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Colorado River Materials

Publications and products related to this vital resource.

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California Runoff Rundown

The Water Education Foundation’s semiannual California Runoff Rundown covered issues related to nonpoint source water pollution. The free newsletter brought readers examples of successful strategies being used across California to keep nonpoint source pollutants out of waterways, lakes, reservoirs and the ocean.

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Sierra Nevada

Stretching along the eastern edge of the state, the Sierra Nevada region incorporates more than 25 percent of California’s land area and forms one of the world’s most diverse watersheds.

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Water Awareness Materials

Fact sheets, slide cards, brochures and more.

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Videos and DVDs

California water, the Delta, Lake Tahoe, the Klamath River, the Salton Sea, and drinking water issues are some of the places and water issues featured in public television documentaries developed by the Water Education Foundation in partnership with independent television producers. Three of the documentaries have received regional Emmys; the 2005 program Water on the Edge received a bronze Telly award.

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School Age Publications

The Water Education Foundation offers a variety of programs to teach our students, our future voters and leaders, about one of the most critical issues – water. The programs teach students about the history, geography and science of water. Students also learn about the difficult political and policy decisions surrounding this complex issue. Foundation programs are suitable for students in grades K-14. In addition, the Foundation serves as the California coordinator for national Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) K-12 program.

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Free Programs and Information

The Water Education Foundation has produced many special publications, conference proceedings and online slideshows. This valuable background information is available free to the public.

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