Language Translation

The Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative offers its visitors translations of its website rendered through the use of Google Translate. A drop-down menu of various languages can be found on the top right side of each page. Please note that the resulting translation is not guaranteed to be accurate or grammatically correct.

The Google Translate drop-down menu translates web pages. Downloadable documents (such as .doc and .pdf) cannot be rendered into other languages using this tool. In order to translate these documents, the The Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative suggests downloading the document and then uploading it to Google Translate directly ( This service is free. Again, please note that this translation is not guaranteed to be accurate or grammatically correct.

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.