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
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.
- WEWAC– demonstrates its commitment to enhance public awareness of efficient water management by coordinating and participating in community outreach projects.
- WEWAC– members staff booths at local resource and educational fairs to promote water awareness.
- WEWAC– provides financial support (scholarships) to high school seniors planning to attend a two or four year college in the following school year.
- WEWAC– sponsors an annual junior high school and high school media contest to increase awareness of the importance of water in Southern California. The project enhances academic instruction by providing financial support to creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible.
- WEWAC– offers educational grant opportunities for teachers. Through a competitive grant process, teachers can receive funding for educational programs and classroom activities that promote water-use efficiency.
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