ACWA Policy Principles

ACWA's Board of Directors has adopted policy principles on a number of key topics to help guide the association's efforts on legislative and regulatory issues.

ACWA released a major policy document on groundwater management in April 2011. The document, “Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California,” provides an in-depth look at current efforts to manage groundwater basins in California and recommends proactive steps to advance sustainable management.

Latest News about Policy Principles

water-energy nexus
A white paper on actions that can be undertaken by California’s water sector to help achieve the state’s energy efficiency and... read»
The 7th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, titled “Ecosystem Reconciliation: Realities Facing the San Francisco Estuary,”... read»
ACWA is requesting resolutions from its member agencies supporting the association’s policy principles on Endangered Species Act... read»

Latest Policy Updates

A reliable supply of high quality water is fundamental to securing drinking water for all Californians, maintaining agricultural... read more»
The federal and state Endangered Species Acts (ESA) are among the most powerful pieces of legislation ever enacted to manage the natural... read more»
A key principle of infrastructure financing is that beneficiaries of program actions should, to the extent that they directly benefit,... read more»
The water community’s vision for how California can meet its future water needs is set forth in ACWA’s NO TIME TO WASTE: A... read more»