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) Memorandum of Understanding
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.

 · 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 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.

· 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
November 15, 2017
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission (December 13th - 14th)
December 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM

 · 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.