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) Public Benefit Ratio (PBR) Appeals
Ten WSIP applicants submitted appeals and supporting information in response to staff adjusted PBRs. The appeals are now available on the WSIP Portal. Appeal documents can be accessed by clicking "Link to Application" for each project in the top table. For more information regarding the PBR review process, see the PBR FAQ.

· WSIP Public Benefit Ratio Meeting Recordings
Commission staff and WSIP reviewers met with WSIP applicants to help answer questions applicants had regarding reviewer adjustments to their Public Benefit Ratios. The recordings of these meetings are available here.

· 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.

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

 Upcoming Meetings​

March 21, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
April 18, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission (May 1st - 3rd)
May 1, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission (June 27th - 29th)
June 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission (July 24th - 26th)
July 24, 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.

· 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.

· 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.