CSU, Chico News

CLIC Hosts Water Awareness and Conservation Week

Date: 04-07-2015

Taylor Wetzel
CLIC Environmental Advocates

‘Where Your Water Comes From’ a Theme April 20-24

Environmental advocates (EA) at California State University, Chico’s Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) will host the University’s first Water Week April 20-24.

During this week, EA will table on the CSU, Chico campus with California Water Service Co. (Cal Water), which services Chico, and Frack Free Butte County (FFBC), a local organization with knowledge about local hydraulic fracking activities. In addition, EA will host water presentations and campus activities throughout the week.

This week will raise awareness among the Chico community about where our water comes from before it comes to the faucet. As California embarks on its fourth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, the state’s primary water sources are dwindling. By learning where California’s water supply comes from and how the drought has affected the supply, the public will become more aware of why water conservation efforts are needed now more than ever.

Additionally, these events will help the public understand why water conservation needs to be an ongoing effort in everyone’s daily lives, so that next time California experiences a drought, less water will be needed to recover from the dry conditions.

Events include

  • EA’s “Where Your Water Comes From” display with Cal Water’s drought booth
    • April 20-24,10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CSU, Chico “gauntlet” (pathway between Meriam Library and Glenn Hall)
  • Frack Free Butte County display
    • April 22-23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CSU, Chico gauntlet
  • “Drought or the new normal? Water usage for the future of California.” EA-hosted presentation
    • April 20, 5 to 6 p.m., Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Room 008
  • “Chico’s Water,” presented by Cal Water
    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m., BMU 209
  • Campus Sustainability Tour
    • April 22, 3 to 4 p.m.; meet in courtyard between Butte Hall and Butte Station
  • “Never Enough” and “Treading Water” film screenings
    • April 22, 5 to 6:30 p.m., SSC 122/124
  • Presentation by Frack Free Butte County
    • April 23, 5 to 6 p.m., Plumas Hall 102

For more information about this event and for questions about accessibility, contact the Community Legal Information Center at (530) 898-4354 and the Accessibility Resource Center at (530) 898-5959. Information is also available at www.aschico.com/clic and www.facebook.com/legal.clic.