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WELL UnTapped Water Policy Program Application

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Thank you for your interest in WELL UnTapped. To prevent any delay in processing your application, please read the following information and instructions carefully before filling out the application.


If selected, I am prepared to be an active participant throughout the WELL UnTapped program by attending all monthly 1 and ½ day sessions and dedicating time to develop my professional project. I understand that upon selection a $250 deposit will be required. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of the program with 100% commitment and will be otherwise be relinquished.

Scheduled session dates are:

January 11-12, 2019    
February 8-9, 2019    

March 1-2, 2019

WELL Conference: March 28-29, 2019


April 12-13, 2019

May 3-4, 2019

June 7-8, 2019



Selection of WELL UnTapped Fellows will be made by a panel comprised of the WELL Board and local elected officials peers who are familiar with WELL. In addition to assessment of candidate qualifications through the application review and strength of proposed projects, consideration will be given to ensuring regional representation and a commitment to reflecting the diversity of the pool of elected officials in California. Applications are expected to exceed capacity and therefore necessitate diligence in weighing the ability and commitment of applicants to participate and complete the full program.

Submission materials

  1. This application.
  2. A resume/biography.
  3. Local project description. No longer than one page.
  4. Description of Leadership challenge. No longer than one page.
  5. $250 refundable deposit. Returned upon completion of the program.

Program Cost

There is no program fee for participation in WELL UnTapped.  Program costs are funded through generous donations from partner foundations, businesses and water agencies. There will be scholarships available for up to fifteen applicants, valued at $15,000. Deadline to apply for the program and scholarships is September 15, 2018. 


APPLICATION FORM Please note that all fields are required:






Cell Phone: 

Business Phone: 


Current Elected Position: 

Current Employment (Title and Employer): 

When does your term expire (month and year)? 

Which WELL events have you attended? Please specify the year.

Please list other leadership or training programs you have participated in. How long were they (i.e., one-day, a weekend, 6 months, etc.)?

For full consideration, please attach the following files. Each response should be one page (300-500 words) in length and can be submitted using a Word document or pdf file.

  1. Please include a current resume or biography which details your educational, employment and civic engagement history: 
  2. WELL UnTappedwill engage each participant in a project focused on a local water issue. Potential projects might focus on needed infrastructure, conservation, public outreach related to water quality or rates, securing grant resources or other topics you and your community may identify as priorities. Describe in one page what local water challenge, issue or problem in your city or school district or region you would like to work on while you are in the WELL UnTapped initiative?

Please submit your project file: 

  1. Describe in one page where in your career you encountered a leadership challenge associated with a community project/initiative/campaign and how you navigated it? (Do not include your election to public office).

Please submit your leadership challenge: 

  1. Review the Human Right to Water Law (AB685 Eng) shown below:

Human Right to Water Law (AB685 Eng):

SECTION 1. Section 106.3 is added to the Water Code, to read:
106.3. (a) It is hereby declared to be the established policy of the state that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.
(b) All relevant state agencies, including the department, the state board, and the State Department of Public Health, shall consider this state policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, and grant criteria when those policies, regulations, and criteria are pertinent to the uses of water described in this section.
(c) This section does not expand any obligation of the state to provide water or to require the expenditure of additional resources to develop water infrastructure beyond the obligations that may exist pursuant to subdivision (b).
(d) This section shall not apply to water supplies for new development.
(e) The implementation of this section shall not infringe on the rights or responsibilities of any public water system.

In one page, share your analysis of how it might apply in your community and, where possible, address historical significance, relevance to infrastructure, finance, governance, public communications and intersection with local needs.

Please submit your analysis: 

I certify that all the information I have provided is complete and accurate, and is my own work.

Please make sure you have filled out each field and selected all four document files to be uploaded. When you are finished, click on the button below to submit your application: