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) Ranks, Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amounts, and Early Funding Requests
Pursuant to section 6011(g) of the WSIP regulations, a table containing project ranks, suggested maximum conditional eligiblity amounts, and early funding request amounts can be found here.

· WSIP Final Scores
On June 27 and 28, 2018, the Commission approved final scores for WSIP applications. The scores and related information can be 
found at the bottom of the WSIP Project Review Portal.​ For more information, please see the press release. ​For all final component scores, see the Summary of WSIP Final Application Scores.


· 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
September 19, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
October 17, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
November 14, 2018
at 9:30 AM

· WSIP Frequently Asked Questions
The Commission has released several Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents covering different phases of WSIP implementation. All thee FAQ documents can now be found on the FAQs Page. The page will be updated as more FAQs become avaialble.​​

· WSIP Program Information and Applications
 The  Program Summary page provides an overview of the Commission's review and decision-making process; the WSIP Project Review Portal contains links to all the applications, technical review documents, and scores.