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Dear Readers T


he Water Education Foundation launched an exciting new online resource in May – Aquapedia.com. Aquapedia provides easy-to-use, easy-to-understand information on 200 water terms and topics. Each entry is supplemented with photos, videos, maps and other online tools. T e information comes from Foundation publications such as the Layperson’s Guides, River Report and Western Water – information vetted and reviewed by experts in the fi eld. T at’s important to us and to the people who will use the site to: • Look up a specifi c topic or issue • Browse a water terms glossary • Watch videos of the places and discussions with key people related to specifi c terms


• Scroll through a directory of water interest groups and agencies • Click on links to other Foundation resources such as publications, tours, maps and more


Take some time to point your browser to www.aquapedia.com and check out this online encyclopedia. We plan to add more Colorado River Basin terms as we expand the site and we want your input. Click on the “keep us informed about this issue” button and let us know what terms you think we should add. We want to make this a resource that is useful to teachers, students, journal- ists, water professionals, policy makers and the general public. And help us create an online buzz about this valuable educational site. • Send the website address www.aquapedia.com to all your contacts • Post information about the site on your website, Facebook and Twitter pages • Mention Aquapedia in your newsletter or e-newsletter • Support it. If you want to keep this stream of free information fl owing and accessible to everyone, including teachers, students, journalists, water professionals, policymakers and the general public, visit the Support Aquapedia page to help.


Colorado River Project Advisory Members Michael Cohen, Pacifi c Institute Gordon “Jeff ” Fassett, HDR Engineering, Inc. Bob Johnson, Water Consult Jeff Kightlinger, MWD of Southern California James Lochhead, Denver Water Estevan Lopez, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission David Modeer, Central Arizona Project Patricia Mulroy, Southern Nevada Water Authority Don Ostler, Upper Colorado River Commission Jennifer Pitt, Environmental Defense Fund Stanley M. Pollack, Navajo Nation Department of Justice Maureen Stapleton, San Diego County Water Authority Tanya M. Trujillo, Colorado River Board of California Gary Weatherford, California Public Utilities Commission


2 • Colorado River Project • River Report • Summer 2013


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Writer Susan Lauer


Editors


Rita Schmidt Sudman Sue McClurg


Editorial Assistant Robin Douglas


Photos Bureau of Reclamation California Department of Water Resources


Imperial Irrigation District Kent Nelson, California Department of Water Resources


Synthetic Genomics


Graphics and Layout Curt Leipold, Graphic Communications


T e Water Education Foundation thanks all the sources and experts who reviewed this newsletter for balance and accuracy.


T e mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, nonprofi t organization, is to create a better under- standing of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation, education and outreach.


Water Education Foundation 717 K Street, Suite 317 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 444-6240 fax (916) 448-7699 feedback@watereducation.org www.watereducation.org www.aquapedia.com


President William R. Mills


Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman


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