Water Education Water Awareness Committee

The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) is a member of the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC). WEWAC is a consortium of water conservation and water education professionals in the Inland Empire, working together to promote water education and water awareness programs in southern California.

WEWAC includes the following agencies:
  • Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • Chino Basin Water Conservation District
  • the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, La Verne, Ontario, Pomona, and Upland
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Monte Vista Water District
  • Southern California Water Company
  • Three Valleys Municipal Water District
For additional information about WEWAC, visit their website or call 909-931-4238.

WEWAC Programs

Water Scholar Program

The Water Scholar program provides financial support to high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college in the following school year. The goal of the Water Scholar Program is to promote water awareness and to inspire students to think about what clean water means to them. 

High school seniors living in the WEWAC service area that plan to attend a two- or four-year college are encouraged to apply.

For minimum eligibility requirements and essay rules, please visit the WEWAC website or call the WEWAC message center at 909-931-4238.

Media Contest (Broadcast Media & Digital Art Contest)


WEWAC sponsors an annual Water Awareness Broadcast Media and Digital Art Contest. The contest is open to middle and high school students in the CVWD service area. The objective of the Contest is to increase awareness of the importance of water in local Southern California high schools through group participation. Additionally, the Contest is intended to enhance academic instruction by providing the opportunity for financial support to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible.

Prizes
Cash prizes are awarded to the school; no individual students will be provided prize money. Cash prizes range from $100-$300; the first place winner(s) receive a pizza party at their school.

For an application and deadline information, log onto the WEWAC website or call the WEWAC message center at 909-931-4238.

EduGrant Program


WEWAC sponsors an EduGrant program for educators within the WEWAC service area, including the CVWD service area. The EduGrant is designed to increase student awareness of the importance of water in southern California. It is also intended to improve and supplement academic instruction by providing financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible.

All kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are eligible to apply for grant awards of up to $600 each. Teachers may choose to apply individually or as a team with other teachers. Project must focus on drinking water issues. They may involve sources of water, environmental issues, water treatment, water quality, water conservation, political or government issues, etc... Creative and unique approaches to water education are highly encouraged.

Grant applications are typically available in October and due in November. For additional information or project ideas, contact the CVWD Communications & Outreach division at 909-987-2591 or visit the WEWAC website.