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 Application Period

The Commission is now accepting applications for Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) funding. The application deadline is August 14, 2017. Information about how to apply for WSIP funding is available on the Application Resources page.

· New Leadership Elected

At its February 15 meeting, the Commission voted to elect Armando Quintero as Chair and Carol Baker as Vice-Chair of the California Water Commission.

See the Members page for information about the Commission's members and leadership.

· Water Storage Investment Program Public Participation Guide

The Commission has released a Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Public Participation Guide to provide information about opportunities and methods for public involvement in the WSIP.

The Public Participation Guide is available here.
La Guía de Participación Pública está aquí.

· Join our Listserve

To contact us or join our email listserve and receive updates about future meetings, please email


 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission
May 18, 2017
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
June 21, 2017
at 9:30 AM