Interactive Water Management Model

The California Water Foundation has developed an interactive three dimensional model to visually depict the challenges and opportunities for integrated regional water management. The model includes several animations that highlight the impacts of different water management challenges and strategies, such as groundwater overdraft, integrated groundwater management, and levee systems. Additional improvements to the model will be made in the future. Please feel free to manipulate or reproduce the model for non-profit, educational, or research purposes, however, by making use of the model you agree to the following: California Water Foundation, an initiative of Resources Legacy Fund, reserves and retains all intellectual property rights to the model, including but not limited to copyright, which ownership shall be attributed to Resources Legacy Fund in any reproduction of the model. Click here to view the model »

CWF Launches Proposition 1 Public Education Campaign

CWF has launched a new public education campaign to increase access to information about Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond on November’s ballot. The central component of the public education campaign is The Water Bond Education Project website, which serves as a centralized resource center, providing descriptions of the water bond in plain language, its potential investments, definitions and examples of terms, links to other informational websites and a page devoted to recent related news coverage.

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The Water Bond Education Project


Report Highlights Urgent Need to Address Groundwater Problems Throughout California

Management of California’s groundwater basins is fragmented, and many groundwater management plans are outdated and lacking important details, leaving significant room for improvement, according to a report released by the California Water Foundation (CWF). The report, An Evaluation of California Groundwater Management Planning, assesses the current condition of groundwater management planning in the state and makes recommendations to support sustainable management.

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