NEWS WORTH NOTING: Do you know a leader who can help solve California’s water management challenges?; 2017 Water Leaders class releases policy recommendations for CA’s water storage future

Do you know a leader who can help solve California’s water management challenges?

The Water Solutions Network will advance cross-sector collaboration among leaders focused on the future of water in California

From Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL):

Effective water management is vital to the economy, ecology, and well-being of 21st century California. Decision-makers and stakeholders today face issues ranging from an aging infrastructure and persistent water quality problems to extremes in both our weather patterns and policy perspectives. The state needs leaders who can cross boundaries, connect resources, and choose bold action that serves California’s communities, farms, and nature.

Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) is honored to partner with DIG IN and Coro Northern California in activating the Water Solutions Network, with sponsorship from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

Together, we encourage you to share this announcement with your contacts, and hope you will feel free to nominate exceptional candidates for the Water Solutions Network and/or personally consider applying to participate if you are connected to the water field in California.

The network will connect and support individuals who value engaging all stakeholders and bridging differences to generate new solutions. The first cohort of 24 leaders will participate in a shared learning experience beginning next April, building relationships and skills that enable collective problem-solving and action.

The Water Solutions Network is designed to complement the many networks and leadership development programs in California by deepening relationships among rising leaders in the water sector. The network is guided by a diverse group of leaders drawn from all sectors; members of our Advisory Council are listed below.

More information and an online nomination form are available at We’ll reach out to any person you nominate and invite them to review this opportunity. Qualified candidates can also self-nominate by completing the online application form.

The Water Solutions Network seeks to empower more leaders capable of collaborating to generate new solutions to water challenges in California. We hope you will help bring them to our attention. We also hope you’ll stay in touch with the Water Solutions Network as it develops.

We welcome your questions and ideas, and invite your suggestions on ways we can all collaborate for a more secure, equitable, and resilient future for water in California.

Please be in touch with any questions and thank you for sharing this with your networks!



Victor Griego
Water Education for Latino Leaders

2017 Water Leaders Class Releases Policy Recommendations for California’s Water Storage Future

From the Water Education Foundation:

The 2017 Water Leaders class organized by the Water Education Foundation completed its year with a report outlining policy recommendations for the future of water storage in California.

The class of 20 from various stakeholder groups and backgrounds that hailed from cities and towns across the state had full editorial control to chose recommendations. While they did not endorse a specific storage proposal, they recommended that California:

Click here to continue reading at the Water Education Foundation website.

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