Public Engagement and Outreach

How can we meet the water needs of California’s communities, economy, and environment for generations to come? Email us your ideas at


Portfolio Contacts:

Nancy Vogel, Director of the Governor’s Water Portfolio Program

Media Contacts:

Lisa Lien-Mager, California Natural Resources Agency
(916) 653-9402

Erin Curtis, California Environmental Protection Agency
(916) 322-7350

Steve Lyle, California Department of Food and Agriculture
(916) 654-0462

Portfolio Principles

Consistent with the Governor’s executive order, the Water Resilience Portfolio will incorporate these principles:

  • Prioritize multi-benefit approaches that meet multiple needs at once.
  • Utilize natural infrastructure such as forests and floodplains.
  • Embrace innovation and new technologies.
  • Encourage regional approaches among water users sharing watersheds.
  • Incorporate successful approaches from other parts of the world.
  • Integrate investments, policies and programs across state government.
  • Strengthen partnerships with local, federal and tribal governments, water agencies and irrigation districts, and other stakeholders.