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 Project Profile: Knaggs Ranch
In 2012, the California Water Foundation (CWF) provided the last critical piece of funding needed to leverage investments and start the Knaggs Ranch pilot project. The goal of the project is to see if flooding agricultural land can create a seasonal wetland suitable for raising Chinook salmon, without disrupting agricultural operations. Knaggs Ranch is a critical demonstration project of the benefits and opportunities for integrated flood management.
Lester Snow Talks Water Supply Reliability on Sea Change Radio
CWF Executive Director Lester Snow was recently interviewed on Sea Change radio. Lester discussed the challenges facing California's water supply due to changing climate and weather patterns, as well as the need to come up with new, diversified solutions to water management. The interview took place in advance of Lester's presentation at the CERES conference, which brings together business leaders, environmental advocates and others to discuss how to grow the economy in a sustainable manner.