Recommendations for Resilient Headwaters Feb 12, 2020 Publications ACWA’s headwater documents showcase the importance of improved headwaters management. Benefits include increased water yield and quality, enhanced natural features and ecosystem functions, and mitigated or reduced impacts from catastrophic wildfires. The documents are: Recommended Actions For California’s Headwaters, which outlines 10 policy management recommendations. ACWA believes that improving traditional management concepts and implementing a more integrated systems approach, coupled with increasing the pace and scale of on-the-ground projects, can provide longer-lasting security benefits to the state’s water system. Recommendations for Resilient Headwaters was developed as an informational document for policy makers. It includes a summary of challenges to improving headwaters, some of the recommended actions and the benefits of resilient headwaters.