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WELL UnTapped Fellowship Water Workshop in the Inland Empire

Fifty community leaders gathered at the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District on Saturday, October 21, for the WELL UnTapped Fellowship Water Workshop in San Bernardino. 

The water workshop was co-hosted by Assemblymember James Ramos of the 45th District and Councilmember Rafael Trujillo, City of Rialto. The workshop marked the completion of the 2023 fellowship program by Councilmember Trujillo. 

Councilmember Trujillo opened the meeting by discussing his interest in public service and water issues that stemmed from his memories as a young child translator. He also shared his experiences in the WELL UnTapped Fellowship Program with the audience.

Featured in the workshop was a presentation on water recharge by Dr. Milan Mitrovich, Land Resources Manager, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and a presentation on the Bioremediation Treatment Plant by Joanne Chan, Operations Manager, West Valley Water District. These presentations were followed by a panel on innovative water conservation strategies in new development projects with Joseph Zoba, General Manager, Yucaipa Valley Water District, and Sal Aridi, Director of Special Projects & Business Development, International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

The workshop ended with WELL’s tradition of creating a moment of unity by singing the song “De Colores.”