Western Municipal Water District funds nearly $16k for Riverside County water-related classroom projects
RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan. 31, 2020) – Western Municipal Water District (Western) each year awards educator grants through the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators program. Western recently awarded 21 teachers, from Riverside County, nearly $16k in grant funding.
Each fall, qualifying teachers are able to apply to receive funding for water-related classroom projects. Regional water education professionals evaluate each submission and choose the grant winners. Some of the projects awarded included: water quality testing, efficient landscaping, field trips to local lakes, and hydroponic towers in the classroom.
“With limited classroom funding and teachers looking for ways to implement education standards, the Krieger grant program provides the resources needed to educate on the topic of water in our local classrooms,” shared Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “As we move into the future, water will continue to play a vital role in the lives of Southern Californians, and we need our youth to understand and take an interest in water. Water plays a critical role in our economy, politics and quality of life. ”
The Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators program was named after Lois B. Krieger, a pioneer in the water industry with a deep commitment to water and water education. Krieger served on the board of directors for both Western and The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) for 25 years. She was the first female chairman of the board at MWD from 1989 to 1992. Funding for the grants is provided by Western, in partnership with neighboring water providers who bring water education to local classrooms.
For more information about the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators program and to view a list of the 2020 grant recipients, please visit wmwd.com/KriegerGrantProgram.
Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County providing water and wastewater services to nearly a million people who live, work and play across 527-square miles of California’s most populous regions.