Most of the comprehensive water policy legislation passed in 2009 was implemented in 2012. By and large, only some issues with the integrated regional water management plan, community clean water planning and funding, and the water bond remain undone. It has been a difficult and time-consuming task because California is making major changes in how it manages water. The package consists of five bills, with content reflecting the inextricable linkages between the health of the Delta and California’s statewide water supply management practices and policies. Water
Encourage responsible water quality goals and water development policies to meet the increasing demand for reliable water supplies.
Conservation and Education
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources have partnered to develop and carry out the Save Our Water program. A "Words to Save By" blog was added in 2012.
The ACWA previously launched a statewide campaign to educate the public about California's water crisis.
Learn more about these programs:
- Keeping California Moving Toward Water Reliability. Preserved ability for voters to consider a legislative and bond package putting the state on a pathway to long-term water supply reliability and ensuring a safe drinking water supply (AB 1265). Instrumental in developing that package in 2009 (SBX7 1, SBX7 2, SBX7 6, SBX7 7, SBX7 8).
The California Chamber of Commerce supports a comprehensive solution to California’s chronic water shortage. It is vitally important that all Californians have an adequate and reliable source of water while safeguarding the environment. Developing additional water supplies and conveyance facilities can no longer be postponed without subjecting the state to long-term economic damage. One serious earthquake or a series of Delta levee failures could leave millions of people and businesses without a water supply for the foreseeable future.
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