Two dozen water experts and decision-makers will be on hand at the WATER 2015 program hosted by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center. The day-long event will be Feb. 19 in Sacramento. The Water Education is a cosponsor and Executive Director Jennifer Bowles is moderating a panel.
As the multiyear drought continues across the Colorado River Basin and the two main reservoirs along the river reach lower and lower levels, federal officials and the major users of the river’s water are seeking to avert crisis conditions and offering millions of dollars to stimulate new water conservation proposals, writes Water Education Foundation Writer Gary Pitzer.
Pitzer covers “The Colorado River System Conservation Program: Wringing Even More Savings from the System” in the recently published Winter 2014/2015 edition of River Report.
Lake Mead recently reached its lowest level since it filled in the 1930s, and there is concern that if the drought continues the nation’s largest reservoir will drop and reach ”shortage” conditions. A federal, multi-state effort is now underway to retain water in the reservoir and avoid a shortage.
Learn more about these efforts and see the reservoir and Hoover Dam firsthand on the Water Education Foundation’s March 11-13 tour of the Lower Colorado River.
California DWR Director Mark Cowin Among Top Speakers
California DWR Director Mark Cowin is among the top speakers at the Water Education Foundation’s March 25 Executive Briefing in Sacramento.
Taking a look at significant developments that occurred last year such as the water bond and the new groundwater law, “The Value of Water: Building Momentum in 2015″ will feature discussions on next steps of these major actions.
The 2012 landmark Colorado River Basin Study identified a major disparity between future water supply and demand, and established three workgroups to figure out how to close the gap. The newest issue of Western Water magazine takes a look at the process and progress in the last two years.
Signups are now underway for the Water Education Foundation’s March 11-13 tour of the Lower Colorado River. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit key sites along the “lifeblood of the Southwest,” including a private tour of Hoover Dam, Central Arizona Project’s Mark Wilmer pumping plant, the Havasu National Wildlife refuge, farms in the Imperial and Coachella valleys, and the Salton Sea.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the water bond and the question of long-term water management are among the important and timely topics to be addressed at this year’s Executive Briefing, the Water Education Foundation’s annual conference.
The 32nd annual event, “The Value of Water: Building Momentum in 2015,” will feature key speakers and top experts in their fields. The Briefing will be March 25 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center in Sacramento.
The year may be coming to a close, but there’s still time to help support the Water Education Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue our mission to provide unbiased information on water issues through facilitation, education and outreach, as we have for 37 years.
If you spend money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, please consider taking part in #GivingTuesday tomorrow when charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
#GivingTuesday inspires people to give back to communities, charities and causes they support. Please consider kicking off your holiday season with an end-of-year, tax-deductible donations to the Water Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Learn the Basics and Beyond of Water in California
As drought and groundwater issues continue to dominate headlines, attend our popular Water 101 workshop to gain a deeper understanding of the key issues associated with the life-sustaining resource from the new groundwater law, to water rights, to how water moves across the state.
Leading policymakers and experts will serve as the teachers of this 1-1/2 day workshop on Feb. 5-6 at the Civic Center Galleria in West Sacramento.
With Cyber Monday just days away, remember that you can help the Water Education Foundation when shopping online. The Foundation is a participant in the AmazonSmile Foundation program, which allows Amazon customers to designate a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to receive 0.5% of the purchase price of products bought.
The Water Education Foundation will be among the nation’s charities and nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2.
Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.
Looking to lessons learned from the Mono Basin water-sharing decision made 20 years ago is one way to move forward in the bid to ease the effects of drought, according to organizers of the Nov. 17 Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future symposium in Sacramento.
A few seats remain for the Foundation’s Nov. 6-7 San Joaquin River Restoration Tour. This two-day, one-night tour offers you the opportunity to learn the latest about one of the largest river restoration projects in the nation. The tour starts and ends in Fresno.
Tentative stops include Friant Dam and spillway northeast of Fresno, the San Joaquin Trout Hatchery, area farms, restoration areas along the river, area farms, Mendota Pool and various flood control features.
Jennifer Bowles, the executive director of the Water Education Foundation, recently did an interview with Radio Disney in San Francisco to talk about various water issues, including the drought and groundwater.
The Water Education Foundation is now participating in the AmazonSmile Foundation program, which allows Amazon customers to designate a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to receive 0.5% of purchase price of products bought.
AmazonSmile provides the customer with the same products, prices and service as Amazon.com, but has the added bonus of allowing you to support the Water Education Foundation.