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 Headwaterswhich 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.

Suggested Resources

Improved Management of California’s Headwaters

  Improved Management of California’s Headwaters outlines ACWA’s updated Headwaters Policy Principles, which were adopted by the ACWA Board of […]

Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed

ACWA has co-sponsored a new educational video, “Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed” to highlight the importance of headwaters and watershed […]

Joint Comments on the U.S. Forest Service’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Submitted to U.S. Senators Lisa Murkoski and Maria Cantwell, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on May 8, 2018.