Comments on Draft Racial Equity Action Plan

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • Comment Letters

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board

Subject: Draft Racial Equity Action Plan

Letter excerpt:

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) on the draft Racial Equity Action Plan (Plan). ACWA represents more than 460 public water agencies that collectively deliver approximately 90 percent of the water in California for domestic, agricultural, and industrial uses.

ACWA recognizes racial equity as important goal and is working in close partnership with its members to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals and initiatives. In 2020, ACWA’s Board of Directors recognized the need for more diversity in the water industry when it adopted its five-year Strategic Plan, which includes the goal of promoting a diverse and inclusive environment across our organization and the industry. This September, ACWA’s Board of Directors took an important step forward to implement this goal by approving the creation of a new nonprofit ACWA Foundation to advance workforce and leadership development by promoting DEI in the water community.

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