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 - December 13 and 14 Public Comment Time Limit
The upcoming Commission meeting will include presentations by applicants to the Water Storag
e Investment Program on December 13. In an effort to accommodate the anticipated number of public comments, public comments on December 13 and 14 will be limited to two minutes each.

· Water Storage Investment Program (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 foe funding.

· WSIP Memorandum of Agreement
On October
16, 2017, the California Water Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Water Resources, and State Water Resources Control Board signed a Memorandum of Agreement Between the California Water Commission and State Agencies Administering the Water Storage Investment Program.

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 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission
January 17, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
February 14, 2018
at 9:30 AM

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

 · Ex Parte Communications
On June 21, 2017, the Commission adopted an ex parte communications policy for communications related to the Water Storage Investment Program. More information is available here.

· 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.