Grant Makers in Health, Views from the Field, January 2018. By Wade Crowfoot, Water Foundation CEO
Many of us take water for granted in our daily lives. I know I do.
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Today (1/24/18), Governor Brown offered his final State of the State address. We applaud the governor for making water a top priority in the last year of his administration: “Along with clean air, clean water is a fundamental good that must be protected and made available on a sustainable basis. When droughts occur, conservation measures become imperative.”
SACRAMENTO—Water Foundation Chief Executive Officer Wade Crowfoot released the following statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s release of his administration’s proposed budget for 2018-19.
At the Water Foundation, we build bridges among diverse leaders and catalyze powerful partnerships to get things done while helping shape these collaborations into lasting networks. Victor Griego, founder of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) is focused on educating and developing those leaders who will help solve California’s water challenges. Elizabeth Soderstrom, the Water Foundation’s strategic partnerships officer, recently spoke with Victor about California’s future water leaders.
By Lester Snow
This op-ed appeared in Capitol Weekly on Sept. 14, 2017.
This week the California Legislature is considering two critical water bills that will reduce water waste and improve drought planning. Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg/Skinner) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman) deserve the legislature’s full support.
Por: Bill Monning y Tim Johnson
22 agosto 2017
El Código de Aguas estatal proclama un valor que casi todos los californianos compartimos: que el acceso al agua potable limpia, sana, y asequible es fundamentalmente un derecho humano.
The Water Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Summer Research Fellows. Summer Research Fellows will be supporting the Water Foundation’s work on environmental justice, the water-energy nexus, improving data to support sustainability efforts, and implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Most urban businesses don’t have to worry about high water costs—it’s just not a huge part of their bottom line. That fact has enabled members of the Bay Area Council to engage in the sustainable water management conversation in an innovative way. Elizabeth Soderstrom, the Water Foundation’s strategic partnerships officer, recently talked with Adrian Covert, vice president of public policy for the Bay Area Council, about opportunities for the business community in advocating for improved storm water capture, creating viable water markets, and how smart land use planning can result in significant water conservation.
For the last 30 years, Comite Civico del Valle has been advocating to improve air quality and public health in Imperial County. Luis Olmedo, executive director of Comite Civico, talked with the Water Foundation’s strategic partnerships officer, Elizabeth Soderstrom, about the tools Comite Civico has employed to clean up the air in their community and why their sights are now trained on improving water quality in Imperial County.
WATER FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN DRAWS ATTENTION TO CALIFORNIA’S DRINKING WATER CRISIS
SACRAMENTO—The Water Foundation is launching a website today addressing California’s drinking water crisis. The website, SafeWaterForCA.org, will also be advertised on the radio around the state in areas with high numbers of contaminated water systems.