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Water Management

Advancing “all-of-the-above” solutions to create a secure and resilient water supply for the state.

Comprehensive Solutions

Water Use Efficiency. Recycled water. Stormwater capture. Groundwater recharge. Water Storage. Local water agencies are checking the box next to “all-of-the-above” to create a secure and resilient water supply for California’s future.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA has been at the forefront of ushering California into a new era of water management and collaboration to develop a diversified, sustainable water supply portfolio for the future. These initiatives continue in multiple policy arenas. ACWA also works to educate Californians about the need to invest in the state’s water system to sustain and grow jobs and protect the economy through Clean Water and Jobs for California, a coalition of business, agriculture, labor, public water agencies and others.


Water Use Efficiency

The California Legislature enacted two key policy bills in 2018 to implement a framework for long-term water conservation and drought planning for water suppliers. The two bills, Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668,  include new and expanded authorities and requirements for urban water suppliers, agricultural water suppliers, and small water suppliers and rural communities.

Agreements to Support Healthy Rivers and Landscapes

The Agreements to Support Healthy Rivers and Landscapes (Agreements) represent a collaborative, modern and holistic approach to improving the Bay-Delta ecosystem and water supply reliability. Through the Agreements, a group of public water agencies are proposing a comprehensive suite of actions that will improve habitat and flows in the Delta and its tributaries to help native fish and wildlife species.


“ACWA is dedicated to advancing state and federal policies that improve water supply reliability, protect local agency decision making and promote an integrated, comprehensive approach to water policy and management” Dave Eggerton ACWA Executive Director

ACWA’s Infrastructure Bond Priorities

by Caroline Minasian

Adapting to climate change requires California to urgently and significantly rehabilitate and modify existing water facilities, improve operational flexibility, and […]


21st Century Water Infrastructure


In July 2017, ACWA released a briefing paper titled “21st Century Water Infrastructure: New Approaches to Create Flexibility and Resiliency.” […]


Policy Statement on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements


In March 2017, ACWA releases its “Policy Statement on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements,” urging the State Water Resources Control Board to […]


21st Century Water Storage Recommendations

by Emily Allshouse

In April 2015, ACWA released “21st Century Water Storage: Recommendations for California’s Future” detailing the need for water storage project investments […]


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