The Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia contains vetted information about the places, people and topics key to water in the West from an objective source.
Aquapedia centers on resource articles supplemented with photos, videos, interactive maps and other online tools, which provide background and context to understanding California’s complex water issues.
As part of the Water Education Foundation’s goal of educating the public on water issues in California and the West, Aquapedia uses Foundation publications and other vetted resources to cater to an online audience.
When a person opens a spigot to draw a glass of water, he or she may be tapping a source close to home or hundreds of miles away. This web page is intended to help Californians identify their source(s) of drinking water, learn more about how drinking water is treated, and learn how to help prevent pollution of our groundwater and surface water supplies.
Aquapedia allows users to:
- Look up important terms, concepts, places and people key to California water via an alphabetical listing.
- Follow timelines of the chronology of California water use and how water issues have evolved
- Scroll a directory of federal and state water agencies and private organizations engaged in water concerns
- View photos, videos and related galleries
- Map the location of water sites through interactive maps
- Click on links to Water Education Foundation publications and tours, and other online water resources such as reports, graphics and videos
Developed and managed by the Water Education Foundation, Aquapedia aims to provide teachers, students, journalists, water professionals, policymakers and the general public with balanced information on major water issues, topics and terms. The focus is primarily on the Western United States, especially California, but certain issues and terms apply globally.