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. 

​​· Water Storage Investment Program Public Meetings 
The Commission is hosting three public meetings in April to provide an opportunity for stakeholders and the public to learn about the Water Storage Investment Program. For more information about these meetings, click here.
· Governor Brown Announces Appointments
On March 11, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced new appointments to several state agencies including the California Water Commission. To read the full announcement, click here.

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 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission
June 17, 2015
at 9:30 AM
Water Storage Investment Program Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
July 1, 2015
at 9 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
July 15, 2015
at 9:30 AM
Water Storage Investment Program Public Information Meeting
July 27, 2015
at 5:30

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·   Water Storage Investment Program: Scoping Survey Closing Soon

One of the first steps in developing the Commission's Water Storage Investment Program is an initial scoping survey to collect cursory information about potential water storage projects from project proponents that may request Proposition 1 funding. The Commission will use this information to inform the development of the regulations, guidelines, and implementation process.

Please note: The Scoping Survey is scheduled to conclude on May 31. If you have not yet participated and wish to, please follow the scoping survey link​.