Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC)

History
In 1986, faced with severe drought conditions throughout the State of California, a group of local water agencies pooled resources in an effort to promote water conservation. Recognizing the benefits of regional programs, the agencies continue to work together with WEWAC. Learn more about WEWAC at www.usewaterwisely.com

Mission StatementWizard_with_Wand
The mission of the Water Education – Water Awareness Committee is to promote the efficient use of water and to increase public awareness of the importance of water in Southern California.

Focus on Education
WEWAC places an emphasis on education. WEWAC makes every effort to form partnerships with educators and institutions within its service territory to assist in incorporating the conservation message into the regular curriculum. By instilling the value and importance of water efficiency today, WEWAC is not only investing in the present, but in the future as well.

Programs include:

  • EduGrant – provides financial support up to $750 for teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that increase students’ awareness of the importance of water in southern California.
  • Water Conservation Campaign Contest – contest seeking innovative water media campaigns developed by junior high and high school students that include the development of public service announcements and digital art campaigns.
  • Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) – a free workshop for educators that provides classroom- ready teaching aids for grade levels K-12. This year’s Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. To view the flier click here.
  • WEWAC Water Scholar – scholarship program designed for high school seniors. Application is in the form of a written essay which focuses on the importance of clean, reliable water.

Curiosity Quest Goes Green is an award-winning television series that explores viewers’ curiosities about the environment. Join host Joel Greene on this episode as he explores Water Education to learn where our water comes from, how it is stored, and how it gets into our homes.

The in-depth episode was created in partnership with the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), a partnership of the following local water agencies dedicated to providing resources and materials for local educators: the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona, Upland, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario Municipal Utilities Company, Rowland Water District, and Three Valleys Municipal Water District. Learn more about WEWAC at www.usewaterwisely.com