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 state.
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.