Recommendations for California’s Headwaters

  • Feb 1, 2015
  • Policy Documents

In February 2015, ACWA released “Improving the Resiliency of California’s Headwaters – A Framework,” which makes nearly 30 specific recommendations designed to create more resilient water resources through effective headwaters management.

Developed by ACWA’s Headwaters Framework Working Group, the policy document details the role that headwaters play in California’s water management system, outlines the benefits of healthy headwaters, identifies current challenges and provides a brief history of headwaters management.

The Framework lays the foundation for future work that could have substantial statewide water supply and ecological benefits, while improving relations among those ACWA members in the upper watersheds and those who use water closer to sea level.