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. 

· NEW - ​Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Determinations and Webinars
Commission staff released preliminary project determination information for the WSIP, which can be found by clicking each project's Link to Technical Review at the bottom of the 
WSIP Project Review Portal.​ Staff also scheduled webinar meetings with applicants to discuss the determinations. See the Webinar Announcement for details.

· Preliminary Component Scores for the WSIP
On May 25, 2018, Commission staff released preliminary component scores for the WSIP. Information about the scores and links to each project's technical review and other documents can be found at the bottom of the WSIP Project Review Portal.

· Commission Determinations for WSIP Public Benefit Ratios
On May 3, 2018, the Commission determined the public benefits and eligible funding amounts for WSIP applicants. For more information, please see the press releaseThe Commission allowed applicants to revise or confirm their funding requests prior to calculating final public benefit ratios (PBRs). For information about applicant funding requests and final PBRs, see the summary of Commission determinations for PBRs.


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 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission (July 24th - 26th)
July 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission (July 24th - 26th)
July 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
September 19, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
October 17, 2018
at 9:30 AM
· WSIP Frequently Asked Questions
The Commission has released several Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents covering different phases of WSIP implementation. All thee FAQ documents can now be found on the FAQs Page. The page will be updated as more FAQs become avaialble.​

· WSIP Applications
The WSIP Project Review Portal is now active.
This portal allows the public to access WSIP applications, review, and decision related documents.

· WSIP Summary Page
June 2018, the Commission will determine the maximum funding for which each water storage project is eligible, provided the completion of statutory requirements and pending final Commission award. The information on the Program Summary page provides an overview of the Commission's review and decision-making process and the projects that applied for funding.