Water Education Foundation

State Water Project Slideshow

Posted by: Aquafornia on November 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

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This full-color slideshow, entitled “The State Water Project: Connecting California’s Water,\” pays tribute to California’s State Water Project (SWP), celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010.

The slideshow highlights the historical value of the SWP to the daily lives of Californians. In total, the SWP provides drinking water for 25 million people and irrigation water for more than 750,000 farmland acres. In 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers selected the SWP as one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.

“We are glad to provide a colorful, comprehensive slideshow to educate people about the importance of the SWP, which has been called the life force of the state,\” said Rita Schmidt Sudman, executive director of the Water Education Foundation. “Fifty years later, water continues to be a controversial subject. Yet as the father of the SWP : Gov. Pat Brown : once said that water with problems is better than no water and all the same problems.

The slideshow is packed full of historical photographs and images of the facilities that comprise the entire system. Web links are included throughout each section to help readers explore each subject further.

Copies of the slideshow are available on CD through the Water Education Foundation in PDF format for $25 each. Please contact the Foundation at (916) 444-6240 to order your copy today.

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