California Water Commission

The California Water Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Seven members are chosen for their general expertise related to the control, storage, and beneficial use of water and two are chosen for their knowledge of the environment. The Commission provides a public forum for discussing water issues, advises the Department of Water Resources (DWR), and takes appropriate statutory actions to further the development of policies that support integrated and sustainable water resource management and a healthy environment. Statutory duties include advising the Director of DWR, approving rules and regulations, and monitoring and reporting on the construction and operation of the State Water Project.

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Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Maximum Conditional Eligibility Determinations and Early Funding

On July 24, 2018, the Commission voted to approve investing nearly $2.7 billion in WSIP funding to eight water storage projects. The Commission also approved three requests from applicants to receive a portion of their funding early. For more information, click the link above to view the press release.

WSIP Frequently Asked Questions

The Commission has released several Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents covering different phases of WSIP implementation. All the FAQ documents can now be found on the FAQs Page, which can be accessed by clicking the link above. The page will be updated as more FAQs become available.​​