The Water Education Foundation’s tours offer participants a
firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers
and regions critical in the debate about the future of water
resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental
restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation
are addressed by a wide range of speakers representing different
The tours are praised for being balanced, thorough and
fun. Time for socializing and networking is included in
the action-packed itineraries.
Mark your calendars now for our full
slate of popular water tours in 2023 that will give you a
firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions
critical in the debate about the future of water resources,
including our first-ever water tour of the Eastern Sierra!
Foundation tours are praised for being balanced, thorough and
engaging with opportunities for socializing and networking
included in the action-packed itineraries.
On average, more than 60 percent of
California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra
Nevada and the southern spur of the Cascade Range. Our water
supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests,
which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought,
wildfires and widespread tree mortality.
Join us as we head into the Sierra to examine water issues
that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and
throughout the state.
Need a special one or two-day tour for your group? Then call the
Foundation staff! We can design and conduct a customized tour for
your group. Past special tours have been organized for Costco
officials, the Almond Board of California, the USC Knight Ridder
School of Journalism and international visiting water experts.
Contact Programs Manager Nick Gray, 916-444-6240 or
via email, for more details.