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50% off Water & the Shaping of California; 20% off maps, guides, teacher resources; $15 off Water More or Less

Here’s a sweet deal for the holidays that won’t last much longer: Get the paperback “Water & the Shaping of California,” a treasure trove of gorgeous color photos, historic maps, water literature and famous sayings about water for just $17.50 — a 50% discount. 

That is just one of the special holiday discount offers from the Foundation. We’re also offering a 20% discount on our popular water maps, guides, teacher resources and more, and $15 off copies of “Water More or Less.” 

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No Longer a ‘Boys Club’: In the World of Water, Women Are Increasingly Claiming Center Stage
WESTERN WATER NOTEBOOK: Since late 2017, women have taken leading roles at Reclamation, DWR, Metropolitan Water District and other key water agencies

Women named in the last year to water leadership roles (clockwise, from top left): Karla Nemeth, director, California Department of Water Resources; Gloria Gray,  chair, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Brenda Burman, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner; Jayne Harkins,  commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico; Amy Haas, executive director, Upper Colorado River Commission.The 1992 election to the United States Senate was famously coined the “Year of the Woman” for the record number of women elected to the upper chamber.

In the water world, 2018 has been a similar banner year, with noteworthy appointments of women to top leadership posts in California — Karla Nemeth at the California Department of Water Resources and Gloria Gray at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Water News You Need to Know

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Friday’s Top of the Scroll: Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020.

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Aquafornia news The Modesto Bee

Water districts were so close to deal. Now, lawsuits will contest ‘water grab.’

Some water districts would like to keep negotiating with state officials over river flows. But lawsuits replaced settlements as the most likely path forward, the day after a crucial vote in Sacramento approving the “water grab.”

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Latest Western Water News examines rising tide of women in water leadership posts

SINCE LATE 2017, WOMEN HAVE TAKEN LEADING ROLES AT RECLAMATION, DWR, METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT AND OTHER KEY WATER AGENCIES

In the world of water, 2018 could easily be called the “Year of the Woman,” with noteworthy appointments of women to top leadership posts in California and at the national level. … Western Water’s Gary Pitzer examined the rise of women in water, and how it’s encouraging even more women to enter the field. In an accompanying Editor’s Note, Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Bowles reflects on the rise of women, the Foundation’s own efforts to balance the scales and the old attitudes that are slowly fading.

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Don’t wait! These sweet holiday deals on water knowledge end soon.

50% OFF WATER & THE SHAPING OF CALIFORNIA; 20% OFF MAPS, GUIDES, TEACHER RESOURCES; $15 OFF WATER MORE OR LESS

Here’s a sweet deal for the holidays that won’t last much longer: Get the paperback “Water & the Shaping of California,” a treasure trove of gorgeous color photos, historic maps, water literature and famous sayings about water for just $17.50 — a 50% discount.  That is just one of the special holiday discount offers from the Foundation. We’re also offering a 20% discount on our popular water maps, guides, teacher resources and more, and $15 off copies of “Water More or Less.” … We also have a special, limited-time deal on “Water More or Less”, co-authored and signed by Rita Schmidt Sudman, the Foundation’s former executive director and a long-time observer of the California water scene.

Online Water Encyclopedia

Wetlands
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Wetlands

Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world. They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of water, reduce flooding and erosion, recharge groundwater and provide a diverse range of recreational opportunities from fishing and hunting to photography. They also serve as critical habitat for wildlife, including a large percentage of plants and animals on California’s endangered species list.

Salton Sea
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Salton Sea

As part of the historic Colorado River Delta, the Salton Sea regularly filled and dried for thousands of years due to its elevation of 232 feet below sea level.

The most recent version of the Salton Sea was formed in 1905 when the Colorado River broke through a series of dikes and flooded the seabed for two years, creating California’s largest inland body of water. The Salton Sea, which is saltier than the Pacific Ocean, includes 130 miles of shoreline and is larger than Lake Tahoe

Drought
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Drought

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.

No portion of the West has been immune to drought during the last century and drought occurs with much greater frequency in the West than in any other regions of the country.

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Important People in California Water History

Read about the history people who played a significant role in the water history of California.

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