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 »
Project Profile: Real-Time Groundwater Monitoring
CWF is piloting a real-time groundwater elevation monitoring project within the Kings River Conservation District that will measure daily variability of groundwater levels in underground basins through installation of satellite telemetry equipment on strategic wells within the Kings Groundwater Basin. Current elevation monitoring is done twice a year. This pilot will provide daily elevation information. This project will provide groundwater managers with a better understanding of the aquifer including impacts of flood flows and drought conditions within the region, and help identify lands that have greatest benefit for groundwater recharge.
Comprehensive Water Recycling Data Base
CWF, in cooperation with the WateReuse Association and a number of other financial supporters, has funded a National Water Reuse Database (NWRD) that includes utility/facility general information and annual data on the flow, treatment, and end use of recycled water for all of California. The NWRD will provide an excellent tool for developing a comprehensive picture of how much water recycling is taking place in the state, as well as where and how it is being used. Policy makers can apply that information in planning for water recycling to play an ever greater role in water use efficiency and sustainability in California.