NEWS - November 2012 - AGWT Hosts Ground Water Institue for Teachers in Riverside, CA

Joe Bernosky, Director of Engineering, Western Municipal Water District, Riverside, CA, talking to southern California school teachers at the American Ground Water Trust’s 2012 teacher training program in Riverside, California.  Joe’s talk covered many aspects of water quality and source protection.  He used examples of contamination occurrences in the US and Canada to illustrate the importance of good well design, regular water monitoring and careful oversight of drinking water sources.  The aim of AGWT’s “train the trainer” programs for teachers is to increase water awareness of teachers, so they may recognize the connected and integrated nature of the environment and be empowered to play an active role in integrating water topics into the curriculum and help teach the next generation of citizens the importance of protecting resources for sustainable use.