California Water Action Plan

All Californians have a stake in our water future. These actions set us on a path toward reliability, restoration, and resilience in California water.
The California Water Action Plan – originally released by the administration of Governor Brown in January 2014 – is a roadmap for the first five years of the state’s journey toward sustainable water management. The 2016 update reflects both considerable progress toward and reaffirmation of the goals first set forth in January 2014.

NEW – Chart our 2016 Water Action Plan implementation progress here
Read the 2016 Water Action Plan Update here.

Older documents:
Read the January 2014 California Water Action Plan here.
Read the 2015 implementation report here.
Read the 2014 implementation report here.

Learn more about how the State of California is preparing for our water future:

Filling cup with water
Water Use and Quality Regulations
Large pipes and ocean
Local and Regional Water Projects
Restoring and Protecting Our Natural World
Modernizing and Upgrading the State Water Project