Explore organizations and other collaborative efforts that focus on water, or find ways to become involved.
Learn about the history of the L.A. Aqueduct, a 100-year-old gravity-fed system that supplies on an average year about half of the water needs for four million people. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s site includes historical information, photos and movies and future projects.
Learn more about the L.A. River that flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods from the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach. Friends of the Los Angeles River, founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.
For 2013-14, all first-year students are expected to read and reflect on The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman (Free Press, 2011). Fishman's work will provide the foundation for a yearlong campus-wide discussion of water and humanity's relationship with it, both in Southern California and around the globe.
The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals.
Occidental College Water Awareness and Reduction in Pollution, or Oxy WARP, is an innovative student group with an objective to accomplish exactly what its name stands for: raising awareness on a variety of critical water issues and cultivating innovative approaches for responding to and helping to resolve the pivotal issue of water pollution. Their approach for achieving this combines a variety of community events and activities that are educational and engaging.
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