WeTap works on mapping and improving drinking fountain infrastructure and re-educating the public on the accessibility of safe tap water.
Doyle designed drinking fountain in Portland, Oregon
Evelyn Wendel founded WeTap to improve and increase public awareness of the problems associated with consuming bottled water, and to increase use of municipal drinking fountains, reducing consumption of single-use plastic water bottles. WeTap was introduced in 2009 at the California Governor and First Lady Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference. Prior to devoting energy to WeTap, Evelyn worked at Paramount Pictures and produced the documentary The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner. A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, she attended Fairfax High and is a graduate of UCLA.
Dr. Peter Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute. His research and writing address critical connections between water and human health, hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water. Peter received a MacArthur “genius” grant and is an Academician of the International Water Academy and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His books include The World’s Water series; Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water; and A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy.