Big Day of Giving is Nearly Here! Help Us Continue Our Work with a Donation!
Stop by our open house May 5 to meet our staff and check out our latest events and programs
Big Day of Giving is in just two weeks, but you can make a donation today to help the Foundation continue its work to enhance public understanding about the most important natural resource in California and the West — water.
Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour online event aimed at raising funds for nonprofits and highlighting the good work they do. You can make your Big Day of Giving donation from now until midnight May 5.
If you donate $50 or more, you will receive your choice of one of our beautiful water maps. And if you donate $100 or more, you will get a map plus a $100 voucher for one of our upcoming 2022 water tours! And if you donate using a Golden 1 debit or credit card, Golden 1 will proportionally match its members’ donations up to $100,000.
For 45 years, the Water Education Foundation has offered an array of programs and publications with the goal of impartially bringing together diverse points of view to educate and foster public understanding of water.
Attend our open house May 5!
Regardless of a donation, we would love for you to attend our open house May 5 at our beautiful new office near the Sacramento River. Come anytime between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. to talk with our team and learn more about what we do. Plus, you can walk away with one of our water maps just for attending!
Have you ever been curious about our Water Leaders program for early to mid-career professionals, our tours and workshops, or Western Water news?
Get your answers, meet our team and explore our programs and resources while enjoying refreshments. We’ll have local wines and beer and we’ll have a drawing for some of our maps and publications.
Our goal is to raise funds to support our programs and publications. Among other things, your donation will help us to continue:
- Holding teacher workshops as part of our statewide Project WET (water education for teachers), an interdisciplinary water science education program for formal and non-formal educators of kindergarten through 12th grade students that is developed, field-tested and reviewed by educators and resource managers.
- Giving scholarships for our water tours and workshops about water. Our tours are two- to three-day excursions that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and conservation are addressed by a wide range of speakers representing various viewpoints.
- Updating Aquapedia, a free online “encyclopedia of water,” which centers on resource articles supplemented with photos, videos, interactive maps and other online tools. Together, they provide background and context to understanding California’s complex water issues.
- Posting each weekday on Aquafornia, our free online water news roundup. Aquafornia covers California water news from both traditional and non-traditional news sources, presenting the many sides and views of the water picture, with the goal of fostering an understanding of various positions and discussion toward resolution of these often controversial issues.