Big Day of Giving Is Today! Help Us Continue Our Work with a Donation!
Stop by our open house this afternoon to meet our team and check out our latest events and programs
Big Day of Giving is today, and your donation can help the Water Education Foundation continue its work to enhance public understanding about California’s most important natural resource – 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 tax-deductible donation until midnight tonight.
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.
Drop by our open house today at our new office near the Sacramento River, located at 2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 205, in Sacramento, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to talk with our staff and learn more about what we do.
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.
Our goal is to raise funds to support our programs and publications. Among other things, your donation will help us to continue:
- 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.
- Supporting our Water Leaders programs, which aim to deepen knowledge on water, enhance individual leadership skills and prepare class members to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues.
- Holding teacher workshops as part of our statewide California Project WET (Water Education Today), an interdisciplinary water science education program for formal and non-formal educators of kindergarten through 12th grade students that is developed, standard-aligned, field-tested and reviewed by educators and resource managers.
- 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.