The mission of the State Water Resources Control Board is to
ensure the highest reasonable quality for waters of the State,
while allocating those waters to achieve the optimum balance of
beneficial uses. The joint authority of water allocation and
water quality protection enables the Water Board to provide
comprehensive protection for California’s waters.
The Department of Water Resources provides grant and loan
programs, information and data and technical assistance in
support of local efforts to improve efficiency and conservation
in water and waste water systems.
The program offers consumer-oriented information and tools for
understanding the long-term issues facing the state’s water
system and practical tips for reducing water use indoors and
outdoors. Save Our Water is a joint effort by the Association of
California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water
Resources in response to severe water challenges facing the
The California Climate Action Registry served as a voluntary
greenhouse gas registry to protect and promote early actions to
reduce GHG emissions by organizations through 2010. The
California Registry has been folded into the Climate Registry,
which covers all of North America.
ICLEI is an association founded in 1990 of 1100 local governments
from 67 countries who are committed to sustainable development.
ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information
services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local
government in the implementation of sustainable development at
the local level.
Released in 2009, this multi-sector strategy is designed to help
guide California’s efforts in adapting to climate change impacts.
The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with
other state agencies, are updating the Climate Adaptation
Strategy in 2012 and will seek public comment in 2013.
This report contains model greenhouse gas reduction policies prepared by California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) for inclusion in General Plans, along with a wide range of related information for local officials.