Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Dams. Dams are just one of
more than 200 definitions of water terms from A to Z on
Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, interactive
online water encyclopedia.
The topic of dams
begins with the following overview: “Dams have allowed
Californians and the West to harness and control water dating
back to the days of Native Americans.
“Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing
California’s Groundwater” is the topic of the Water
Education Foundation’s January/February 2014 issue of Western
Water. Continuing from yesterday are excerpts of the article
written by Gary Pitzer:
About 35 percent of California’s total annual water supply comes
from groundwater in normal years.
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Desalination.
Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s interactive online
water encyclopedia, contains vetted information from an objective
According to an excerpt from the Aquapedia entry, “Recurrent
droughts and uncertainties about future water supplies have led
several California communities to look to saltwater for
supplemental supplies through a process known as desalination.
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
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 Southwe
Water Education Foundation’s latest Western Water (Nov./Dec.
2013) is on the topic of “An Era of New Partnerships on the
Colorado River.” Included below are excerpts from the issue,
written by Sue McClurg:
Drought has been the ongoing story in the Colorado River Basin
The Water Education Foundation’s November/December 2013 issue of
Western Water examines how the various stakeholders have begun
working together to meet the planning challenges for the Colorado
River Basin, including agreements with Mexico, increased use of
conservation and water marketing, and the goal of accomplishing
binational environmental restoration and water-sharing programs.
Much of the content for this issue of Western Water came from the
in-depth panel discussions at the Symposium, “An Era of New
Partnerships on the Colorado River.” The Foundation will publish
the full proceeding