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.
A limited number of scholarships are available on a
case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact
Programs Director Nick
Join us as we guide you on a virtual journey through California’s Central Valley, known as the nation’s breadbasket thanks to an imported supply of surface water and local groundwater. Covering about 20,000 square miles through the heart of the state, the valley provides 25 percent of the nation’s food, including 40 percent of all fruits, nuts and vegetables consumed throughout the country.
Thirty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 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 guide you on a virtual journey into the foothills and the mountains 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.