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) Applications
The Commission'
s portal for displaying WSIP applications and associated information is under construction and will be available in the near future. The Commission is committed to sharing information throughout the WSIP application process, so please check back soon. Until then, this file summarizes the twelve applications that were submitted to the Commission.

 · 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.

 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission
September 20, 2017
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
October 18, 2017
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
November 15, 2017
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
December 20, 2017
at 9:30 AM


· WSIP Frequently Asked Questions
In an effort to help applicants find answers to common questions, the Commission has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for the Water Storage Investment Program.
The frequently asked questions are available here.

· Layperson's Guide to the WSIP Regulations
The Commission has released a Layperson's Guide to the Water Storage Investment Program Regulations to facilitate navigation of the regulations.
The Guide is available here.

· Join our Listserve
To contact us or join our email listserve and receive updates about future meetings, please email cwc@water.ca.gov.