Our annual Bay-Delta Tour, June 14-16, has only a handful of seats remaining.
This comprehensive look at the hub of California’s water systems is an amazing opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of efforts to maintain water supplies, water quality, farming, levee integrity, habitat for endangered species, and many other topics. You’re accompanied by experts every step of the way and granted access to facilities that are generally closed to the public.
Land subsidence caused by groundwater pumping has been a problem for decades in the San Joaquin Valley, but an increased reliance on aquifers during the last decade has resulted in subsidence rates in excess of 1 foot per year in some parts of the region.
One of the most frequently discussed animals in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is fish. From the anadromous life cycle of the salmon to the controversial and little-understood Delta smelt to invasive species such as the largemouth bass, few animals have a larger impact on water policy and infrastructure in the Delta than the dozens of native and introduced fish found there, especially those species considered endangered.
Land subsidence caused by groundwater pumping has been a problem for decades in the San Joaquin Valley, but an increased reliance on aquifers during the last decade has resulted in subsidence rates in excess of one foot per year in some parts of the region.
This subsidence has destroyed thousands of public and private groundwater well casings in the San Joaquin Valley and now this subsidence is putting state and federal aqueducts and flood control structures at risk of damage.
The Water Education Foundation is well known for its colorful, poster-sized maps that tell the story of our most valuable resource.
The California Water Map features natural and manmade water resources throughout the state, including the wild and scenic rivers system, federally funded projects, state-funded projects, locally funded projects and saline or alkaline lakes. It was given a new look in 2016 and remains our most popular item.
Each year we update the itineraries for our annual water tours to provide you with the latest developments in water policy, technology and research. The Bay-Delta Tour, which will be held on June 14 -16, will showcase several new speakers and stories this year.
Water is expensive – and securing enough money to ensure reliability and efficiency of the state’s water systems and ecosystems is a constant challenge.
In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, authorizing a $7.5 billion bond to fund water projects throughout the state. This included investments in water storage, watershed protection and restoration, groundwater sustainability and drinking water protection.
Our annual Bay-Delta Tour is our most popular tour. Last year it sold out with nearly 100 participants! Don’t miss your opportunity to reserve a seat for this year’s June 14-16 tour. And remember, Monday (May 15) is the deadline for an early-bird discount on tickets.
Times are changing in the water world with a finite supply of water, climate change producing more drought conditions and constant water demands for agricultural, residential and environmental needs. Data – statistics collected for reference or analysis – is one way to make water management more efficient through better information for agencies and stakeholders who can, in turn, facilitate the transformation.
Donate here today to help support our mission of educating people on water – our most precious natural resource – in California and across the Southwest.
Minimum donation is $15 but if you give $100 or more, we’ll send you our one-of-a-kind California water map!
The Big Day of Giving is the annual online giving challenge, first launched in 2014 in the Sacramento region to help nonprofits. The Water Education Foundation, based in midtown Sacramento, is participating for the first time.
Thank you for any amount! We are grateful for the support!
The Big Day of Giving, or BDOG, is the annual online giving challenge, first launched in 2014 in the Sacramento region.The Water Education Foundation, based in midtown Sacramento, will be participating in BDOG for the first time on Thursday, May 4!
Last year’s Big Day of Giving celebration raised $7 million for nonprofit organizations in the greater Sacramento area and highlighted the good work happening here in our community!
Help us meet our fundraising goal of $20,000 during the BDOG online campaign! Visit this link to schedule your online donation in support of the Foundation today for processing on May 4, 2017 or you can visit the same link on May 4th!
Mapping water use, engaging under-represented communities and showcasing integrated water projects will be on tap for the upcoming Santa Ana River Watershed Conference, which will be held on May 25 in Ontario, Calif.
Working together to make a finite resource infinite will be the focus of the one-day event, convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation. Up to 300 attendees from across the watershed and California are expected to attend the event at the Ontario Convention Center.
After five years of record drought, the past year’s deluge is helping to recharge reservoirs across the state. But how much has the recent precipitation helped the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – the hub of California’s water supply, an agricultural center and a crucial ecological resource?
Find out on our annual Bay-Delta Tour, June 14-16, as we hear from water experts, farmers and environmental specialists about the current state of the Delta and what the future may hold for this vital region.
A limited number of scholarships are available for low-income community members and nonprofits that serve low-income or under-represented communities within the Santa Ana River watershed to attend and/or exhibit at the 2017 Santa Ana River Watershed Conference on May 25 in Ontario.
The Water Education Foundation has just released a new version of its California Groundwater Map. Accompanying the updated look is new information that emphasizes the value of groundwater in California.
The map displays where groundwater is located in the state using the 2016 groundwater basin map published by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). Colorful graphics provide you with the chance to “see” the layers that comprise an aquifer.
There are still sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available for the Santa Ana River Watershed Conference with a wide array of benefits, including tabletop space, complimentary registration tickets, and publicity & promotional opportunities.
Join us this summer on our Bay-Delta Tour as we start out exploring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that provides a funnel for drinking water for more than 25 million Californians and irrigation water to 3 million acres of farmland.