Inventory and Assessment
One of the first tasks for the Water Resilience Portfolio team is to inventory and assess current water supplies and the health of waterways. It will also assess projected future water needs, anticipated climate-driven impacts on water systems, including more severe droughts and floods, and other challenges.
Specifically, the team will inventory and assess the following:
- Existing demand for water on a statewide and regional basis and available water supply to address this demand.
- Existing water quality of our aquifers, rivers, lakes and beaches.
- Projected water needs in coming decades for communities, economy and environment.
- Anticipated impacts of climate change to our water systems, including growing drought and flood risks, and other challenges to water supply reliability.
- Work underway to complete voluntary agreements for the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems regarding flows and habitat.
- Current planning to modernizing modernize conveyance through the Bay-Delta with a new single tunnel project.
- Expansion of the state’s drinking water program to ensure all communities have access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.
- Existing water policies, programs, and investments within state government.
Additional information and updates will be available here in the coming weeks.