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Dealing With Extreme Conditions

Drought. Flood. Fire. Climate change. California’s reality. Water agencies’ challenge.

Dealing With Extreme Conditions

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

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is active on numerous fronts to meet the challenges of extreme conditions. We help shape state and federal policy on drought, flood protection, climate change, tree mortality and other issues to ensure our members have the tools they need. We also partner with the state to help Californians make permanent changes in how they use water through the Save Our Water program, the state’s official water conservation education program, managed by ACWA in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources.

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.

Learn More…

“Through Save Our Water and local water agency outreach, Californians are making water conservation a way of life.” Jennifer Persike ACWA Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs and Member Services

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The State Water Resources Control Board on Nov. 7 approved a multi-party agreement aimed at protect public health and critical […]


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DWR: Extreme Swings from Drought to Flood Show Challenges Ahead

by Teresa McGaffic

Water Year 2017’s dramatic precipitation following five years of drought shows the need for better long-range weather forecasting, the California […]


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