2020 Annual Report Recaps Water Education Efforts in California And the West Amid a Global Pandemic
Water Education Foundation report highlights a year of challenges, accomplishment and gratitude
The Water Education Foundation’s just-released 2020 Annual Report recaps how, even in the midst of a global pandemic, we continued educating about the most crucial natural resource in California and the West – water.
The annual report takes readers along to see the array of educational events, trainings and articles we produced last year, including engaging virtual water tours that educated participants on pressing water issues and allowed them to interact with each other and a wide range of experts offering different viewpoints.
In addition, the report spotlights Project WET’s teacher training programs and the resources made available to help teachers adapt water lessons to a distance learning format; the Foundation’s Water Leaders program, which successfully pivoted to an online format; and its online news publication, Western Water.
The report also highlights the Foundation’s:
- Board of Directors and Mike Chrisman, former California Natural Resources Secretary, who took the helm as president in 2020.
- New mission and visions statements.
- Online resources for emerging issues, such as COVID-19 and Water Equity.
- Annual Water 101 workshop, which provided an overview of the history, geography, legal and political facets of water, as well as hot topics such as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and climate change.
- Updates to its Layperson’s Guides on Water Rights Law and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Last but not least, the report recognizes the Foundation’s many supporters whose contributions allowed us as a nonprofit to do this work, even in the most challenging of times. For that, we are grateful!
You can read the Annual Report here.