Anne J. Schneider: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
Are you curious to learn more about the people who have events named after them such as the Anne J. Schneider Foundation Lecture Series?
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Anne J. Schneider, whose bio is included in the Historical Water People section of the Water Education Foundation’s free online water encyclopedia.
According to the Aquapedia entry, “Anne J. Schneider (1947-2010) is acknowledged as one of the first women to become well known and well respected in the field of California and Western water law. ‘Anne was an amazing person — an accomplished college athlete, mountain climber, skier, marathon runner, velodrome and long-distance cyclist; a devoted mother; a dedicated conservationist,’ said Justice Ronald B. Robie in the Inaugural Anne J. Schneider Memorial Lecture in May 2012.’ … She became the first female partner at Downey, Brand, Seymour and Rohwer in Sacramento, where she worked from 1979-1990. In 1990 she was a founding partner of Ellison, Schneider & Harris, where she managed the water practice.”
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