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) Maximum Conditional Eligibility Determinations and Early Funding 
On July 24, 2018, the Commission voted to approve investing nearly $2.7 billion in WSIP funding in eight water storage projects. The Commission also approved three requests from applicants to receive a portion of their funding early. For more information, please see the press release or the WSIP Project Review Portal.


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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 14, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
December 19, 2018
at 9:30 AM
Group photo of the Commission on Junly 24, 2018.

· WSIP Frequently Asked Questions
The Commission has released several Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents covering different phases of WSIP implementation. All the 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.