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Climate Resilience

Preparing for drought, flood, fire and climate change. California’s reality. Water agencies’ priority.

Dealing With Climate Change

Weather extremes are a reality in California. Planning for these extremes is a core mission of local water agencies. From fires to floods and drought to earthquakes, water agencies are working 24/7 to ensure that when an emergency hits, water will keep flowing to customers.

Water Resilience Portfolio

ACWA is active on numerous fronts to meet the challenges of extreme conditions and help shape state and federal policy on drought, flood protection, climate change, and other issues. In Janaury 2020, California state agencies released a draft Water Resilience Portfolio to act as a roadmap for meeting future water needs.


ACWA Member Efforts

In communities throughout California, ACWA members have carefully invested in projects and systems to build local drought resilience and bolster emergency response. Our members directly engage their customers on conservation, long-term efficiency, fire hazards and other challenges, tailoring programs unique to their communities. When extreme weather hits and your water still flows from the tap – you can thank your local water agency for planning for the worst so they remain prepared.


“Local water agencies are the driving force behind countless new and innovative projects that are helping communities become drought resilient and better prepared to respond to flooding, fires and other emergencies” Dave Eggerton ACWA Executive Director

Comment letter: ACWA Comments on Draft Water Resilience Portfolio

by Heather Engel

To: Nancy Vogel, Director of the Governor’s Water Portfolio Program Subject: Association of California Water Agencies’ Comments regarding the Draft […]


ACWA Engages at Senate Hearing on Power Shutoffs

by Caroline Minasian

On Nov. 18, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications held a hearing to discuss the effects of […]


ACWA Delivers Recommendations for Water Resilience Portfolio

by Heather Engel

ACWA has submitted its recommendations for the Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio, highlighting a comprehensive set of recommendations that take […]


ACWA Board Adopts Updated Energy Policy Principles

by Matt Veeh

In January, the ACWA Board of Directors approved updated Energy and Water Resources Policy Principles. One of ACWA’s policy-related priorities […]


Climate Change Policy Principles

by Emily Allshouse

In March 2010, ACWA released its “Policy Principles on Climate Change,” addressing the effects of climate change on water management […]


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