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 Stakeholder Dialogue on Groundwater Management Reform

CWF announced that the organization is convening a diverse group of stakeholders to prepare policy recommendations on groundwater management reform.  The result of CWF’s effort will be a report to Governor Brown and the State Legislature with recommendations for achieving sustainable groundwater management that prepares for future droughts, avoids and reverses harm, protects water quality and the environment, reduces conflict among water users, and enhances the use of groundwater as a valuable source of water storage.

Presentation at the Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop

Learn more about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Dialogue



CWF Released Land Subsidence Report

CWF  recently released a report, prepared by Luhdorff & Scalmanini Consulting Engineers, James W. Borchers, and Michael Carpenter (LSCE, Borchers & Carpenter), focusing on the escalating occurrence and severity of land subsidence due to groundwater pumping in California. The report, Land Subsidence from Groundwater Use in California, provides examples of significant and far-reaching impacts of subsidence and includes recommendations to avoid those impacts.

Full Report Findings

Summary Report