From The Modesto Bee, in a commentary by Dorothy Leland:
“Now more than ever, it is critical to consider the full scope
of water’s significance – economic, geologic, political,
socioeconomic and more – and the urgent need to make its
conservation and management a top priority in our thirsty
“California schools facing temporary closures, or increased
numbers of absences due to the drought, can breathe a sigh of
relief following an announcement Wednesday that the state won’t
punish districts when budget time comes around later this year.”
“There’s still much more to come in the months ahead as the
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County gets ready to open its gates
to the public and set young minds loose on the world of
“But it’s already pretty hard to resist the urge to splash
through the cascading waters out front or clamber over the
boulders along the shore of a realistic river now under
“The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014
William ‘Bill’ Gianelli Water Leaders Class, a year long
program that educates young professionals from diverse
backgrounds about water issues. The deadline to apply is Dec.
13 and the class begins January 2014.
“Criteria for acceptance include a commitment to understanding
water issues and an interest in seeking leadership roles on
public boards and commissions, or key staff positions.