In case you are curious, this is the announcement for our launch of our water rights atlas. By “Atlas” we mean something meant to be consumed in the way we might use the historical California Water Atlas — to be able to see everything at a glance, comprehensively… aiding in discovery.
To date, there is one other digitally accesible GIS system to display water rights information, which is designed for water rights holders - so it helps if you know what you are looking for. It’s worth looking at if you have not already seen it. eWRIMS
Media Advisory for Friday, April 12, 2013
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Launch of First-Ever “California Water Rights Atlas”
Empowers Citizens, Unlocks Information, Improves Water Management
SACRAMENTO, CA - Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, will unveil the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas” on Friday, April 12. This online tool will enable citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims.
“For the past century, powerful special interests claimed ownership of both real and imaginary water through political contributions. Other states outgrew this corrupt practice long ago, but not California. The California Water Rights Atlas may be the sunlight that finally breaks the fog bank of chaos and mismanagement that cripples the state’s water system,” said RRI President Johnson.
RRI is a nonprofit, public interest organization, and is providing this “gift of information”to the people of California free of charge.
Launch of “California Water Rights Atlas”
Huey Johnson, president, Resource Renewal Institute (Former CA
Resources Secretary under Gov. Jerry Brown); Laci (“Lah-tsee”)
Videmsky; Chach Sikes
When: 10:30 am, Friday, April 12, 2013
Where: East Meeting Room, Central Library, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria,
828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Online (limited space, for media only): https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/907522129
Dial In (limited space, for media only): 213 289-0012; Access Code: 907-522-129
Since 1985, Resource Renewal Institute has facilitated the creation, development, and implementation of practical strategies to solve environmental problems in a comprehensive framework. With over fifty years of experience in business, government, and nonprofit sectors, RRI founder Huey D. Johnson favors a diverse focus on many environmental issues. RRI maintains a streamlined organizational structure and works with expert consultants from around the world (http://www.rri.org).