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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.

What:          Launch of ‘California Water Rights Atlas’

Who:           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):

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 (

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