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In the News
Deputy Executive Director Sue McClurg Discusses California Drought with AP

(AP) — Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.


Water Education Foundation Moves Office Location
Foundation Sets Up Shop in Midtown Sacramento

The Water Education Foundation is moving to a new location in midtown Sacramento.

As of Aug. 4, the Foundation and its staff will be located at 1401 21st Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811.

The phone number will remain the same: 916-444-6240.

Announcement Jennifer Bowles

In the News
Executive Director Jennifer Bowles Discusses Ocean Desalination with CNN

(CNN) — It’s been a cruel irony for ancient mariners and any thirsty person who has ever gazed upon a sparkling blue ocean: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

Press release

Former Journalist Named to Head Water Education Foundation
Jennifer Bowles Replaces Longtime Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman

Jennifer Bowles, a former award-winning journalist who covered Western water issues and became a communications strategist for a major California law firm known for its water law practice, has been named as Executive Director of the Water Education Foundation.

Effective March 27, Bowles will replace longtime Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman, who is retiring after 34 years of heading the highly regarded nonprofit organization that raises awareness of water issues in California and the Southwest.