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WELL UnTapped Fellowship Water Workshop in the City of Paramount

WELL UnTapped Fellowship class of 2023 Graduates Dr. Heber Márquez, Kevin Lainez, Brenda Olmos, and Ana María Quintana invite you to join them on Saturday, June 17 at Progress Park in the City of Paramount for an important discussion with other local elected officials and water industry experts about water issues impacting the region. Topics will include water resources and usage in the region, and the future of water in California. This event is FREE and open to all local elected Officials within CA Senate District and Los Angeles County District 4, lunch will be served.

WELL – AAPI UnTapped Fellowship Class of 2023

WELL has partnered with AAPI UnTapped Fellowship graduates and local elected officials to plan, organize, and recruit for the WELL – AAPI UnTapped Fellowship Program with the aim of educating local AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) elected officials, providing a foundation of water knowledge in order to help them be better prepared to tackle California’s water crisis. Through interviews and statewide watershed visits, fellows will have a deeper understanding of the impacts of today’s water challenges on their constituents and hear forward-thinking solutions designed by other California leaders. Through this fellowship, AAPI elected officials will enhance their water knowledge and leadership skills, allowing them to take more effective action on water policy issues and assist in solving the state’s increasing water challenges. Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

WELL's 11th Annual Conference

The Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) 11th Annual Statewide Conference was held from March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Aritel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, CA!

Post-conference information is now available! Click Here

Episode 43: Educating & Empowering Elected Officials

A conversation with Leticia Gonzales, Supervisor – District 4, Madera County and Victor Griego, President and Founder, Water Education for Latino Leaders about representation in water governance, service through leadership, and action-oriented education for elected officials.

Water Talk is a podcast about all things California Water. Hosted by water specialists at the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Victor Griego shares his thoughts on California's water crisis in a guest commentary for Cal Matters

NEWS ALERT: Victor Griego, President, and Founder, of WELL shared his thoughts on California’s water crisis in a guest commentary piece for Cal Matters. In “Education is vital for California Latinos affected most by the water crisis,” Griego stresses the importance of educating local leaders, especially those in Latino communities, on water solutions to protect vulnerable residents.

“It is a fateful paradox that while keeping our food system functioning falls heaviest on the backs of Latino workers, they are most frequently plagued by water contamination and scarcity.

Local Latino elected leaders need to be their voice by being properly informed since they are on the frontlines of passing and administering bond funding, infrastructure contracts, and raising public awareness.”

Thank you to our Associate Members

Thank you to our Associate Members, AARP of California, Association of California Water Agencies, California American Water, California Water Service, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Pepsico, Valley Water, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, and The Water Replenishment District of Southern California! To learn more about the WELL Associate Membership and how to join, please review our Associate Membership page.