Water Education Foundation

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Partner since: 1996



The mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, nonprofit organization, is to create a better understanding of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation, education and outreach.

The history of the Water Education Foundation dates back to 1977, when California was in the second year of a major drought and water was at the forefront of the news. The Foundation’s articles of incorporation were filed on Feb. 27 of that year, creating a nonprofit, nonpolitical, tax-exempt educational organization. Today, the Sacramento-based Foundation remains a vital source of nonpartisan, in-depth information about water resource issues in California and the West. Taking a steady pulse of the water world, the Foundation provides a vast repertoire of educational materials, products and services including water tours, lectures, a bimonthly magazine and Project WET.

Learn more about Foundation events, tours, water news and other items on social media via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

State-specific Standards:

California Content Standard Correlations

Upcoming Events:

California Project WET website, with workshop listings


California Project WET Gazette

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Contact Information

1401 21st St
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States



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