Last May, Governor Brown passed Executive Order B-37-16 which aims to improve drought planning and resiliency in California communities, and make water conservation a way of life throughout the state. The Order provides urban water agencies guidance for developing new water use targets permanently prohibits wasteful water practices. It recommends the development of Water Shortage Contingency Plans (both for urban water agencies and small, rural water systems), and updates to Agricultural Water Management Plans.
We are working to ensure our most vulnerable communities (particularly small and rural communities, and private well owners) have the tools necessary to successfully implement this Executive Order. A group of nonprofits, including CWC, developed comment letters and messaging resources to aid in this work (see below).
If you are interested in becoming involved with this work, contact Kelsey Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-706-3346.
- Conservation Infographic
- FAQs on Executive Order B-37-16
- Draft implementation report for EO B-37-16
- Executive Order B-37-16 "Making Conservation a California Way of Life"