Watch a short video by
our partners at Project WET to learn how to ‘home-school’ your
toddlers on water. We are the California coordinator of Project
WET, an award-winning program that facilitates and promotes
awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water
resources for K-12 students and others
California’s safe drinking water standards require a multistep
treatment process that includes filtration and disinfection. This
process removes and kills viruses, including coronaviruses such
as COVID-19, as well as bacteria and other pathogens.
Flushing disinfecting wipes — even so-called “flushable” wipes
– as well as paper towels and similar products down toilets
will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater
treatment facilities. This could create an additional public
health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Water Education Foundation appreciates your understanding as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 developments and adjust our 2020 programming to ensure the safety and health of our partners, event attendees and staff.
With that said, our 2020 Water Summit is still on for Sept. 24 in Sacramento, so save the date! Our annual premier event will feature key policymakers, stakeholders and experts providing the latest information and viewpoints on issues affecting water across California and the West.
Join us May 7 for a “virtual” open
house to learn more about how we are educating and fostering
understanding of California’s most precious natural resource -
water – through the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the open house, you can chat with our staff about our
water tours, conferences, maps, publications, and training
programs for teachers and up-and-coming water industry
professionals. You’ll also be able to learn more about how you
can support our work.
If they survive to adulthood, these transplanted red-legged
frogs could help California’s state amphibian and largest
native frog west of the Mississippi River repopulate some of
the waterways where it thrived for hundreds of thousands of
Even though many utilities will not be shutting off water in
the coming weeks and months, household water bills will
continue to arrive. Residents are expected to pay those bills
after the emergency orders are lifted. That could pose problems
down the road for both individuals and utilities, argues Greg
Pierce, associate director of the UCLA Luskin Center for
The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily routines for many
parents, teachers, water professionals and others. … For
those looking for information about water in California and the
West, the Water Education Foundation continues to provide a
variety of resources, as well as updates and new information
online related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world.
They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of
water, sequester carbon, 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
As part of the historic Colorado River Delta, the Salton Sea
regularly filled and dried for thousands of years due to its
elevation of 237 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.