From The Modesto Bee, in a commentary by Dorothy Leland:
“Now more than ever, it is critical to consider the full scope of water’s significance – economic, geologic, political, socioeconomic and more – and the urgent need to make its conservation and management a top priority in our thirsty state.
“California schools facing temporary closures, or increased numbers of absences due to the drought, can breathe a sigh of relief following an announcement Wednesday that the state won’t punish districts when budget time comes around later this year.”
“There’s still much more to come in the months ahead as the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County gets ready to open its gates to the public and set young minds loose on the world of creative exploration.
“But it’s already pretty hard to resist the urge to splash through the cascading waters out front or clamber over the boulders along the shore of a realistic river now under construction.”
“The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 William ‘Bill’ Gianelli Water Leaders Class, a year long program that educates young professionals from diverse backgrounds about water issues. The deadline to apply is Dec. 13 and the class begins January 2014.
“Criteria for acceptance include a commitment to understanding water issues and an interest in seeking leadership roles on public boards and commissions, or key staff positions.