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30.8%
Local Water Resource Governance
23.1%
Physical water supply
23.1%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
11.5%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
3.8%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
3.8%
Land Use Issues
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Upstream Water Issues

Region Overview

Organizations in California


Kanso, formerly known as Acqualogic, is a manufacturer of on-site wastewater recycling and freshwater treatment solutions based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our modular components combine to create complete, cost-effective systems that consume less energy than competitive systems and … Learn More

Ag Innovations is founded on the power of collaboration. We imagine, design, and convene powerful collaboratives that quickly develop the vision, strategies, and implementation plan to drive change. We focus on the food system and the human and natural resources … Learn More

To empower small, rural communities of Nicaragua develop and maintain access to safe drinking water To preserve and protect the watersheds that provide water to these communities To educate these communities about health and hygiene so that they achieve the … Learn More

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, … Learn More

The Aqaix ("A-kye-ix") mission is to bring more capital to water infrastructure of all types, globally, from small WASH projects to major "grey" projects and everything in between...habitat restoration, stormwater and searise resiliency, urban repiping, water balance investments, water reuse … Learn More

The Arroyo Seco Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Arroyo Seco watershed. The Arroyo Seco is a major tributary of the Los Angeles River that links the San Gabriel Mountains to the main stem of … Learn More

Our company has been harvesting water from fruit, vegetables and sugar cane since 2014. When fruit, including sugar cane, and vegetables are pressed to extract juice and then evaporated to make concentrate or sugar, they produce a large volume of … Learn More

A bright future Safeguarding water, maintaining infrastructure, and restoring habitats to keep our communities thriving. It’s our purpose and our passion. Learn More

At BSR, our mission is clear: We work with business to create a just and sustainable world. BSR works with its global network of nearly 300 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, … Learn More

Water scarcity in California is rapidly increasing due to unsustainable water use and decreasing supply reliability. Worsening droughts, intensifying wildfires, and degradation of freshwater ecosystems, all amplified by climate change, are further threatening water supplies for people and nature. To … Learn More

The California Water Resilience Initiative is a private sector initiative to accelerate coordinated, collective action to achieve a water-resilient future for California in alignment with public sector goals. The initiative is spearheaded by Ecolab and Starbucks in their roles as … Learn More

The CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals – in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others. Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that they can … Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their … Learn More

CLEAN International mobilizes and evaluates innovative, environmentally sustainable solutions for clean water and sanitation through ongoing education, partnerships, and evaluation in order to save and improve lives. CLEAN International specializes in customizing projects to meet climate and water goals worldwide. … Learn More

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe elevating human … Learn More

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Council for Watershed Health (CWH) is a nonprofit organization founded 25 years ago to advance the health and sustainability of the Los Angeles region’s watersheds, rivers, streams, and habitats - both in natural areas and … Learn More

Environmental consulting practice focused on nature-positive strategies and solutions, bridging science, policy, and action. Learn More

The United States, the world’s most prosperous democracy, has a hidden water crisis: millions of Americans are living without running water or proper sanitation. Without working toilets, households in Appalachia are forced to flush sewage into nearby streams—streams that are … Learn More

The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, was an American multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, and the predecessor of the merged company DowDuPont. Learn More

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and climate technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2019 sales of $13.5 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain … Learn More

Environment Now's focus has been on critical issues for Californians: preserving and restoring coastal, freshwater and forest ecosystems, along with improving air quality and urban sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to restore the balance and health of California's ecosystems. We … Learn More

Our mission is to change how we deal with difficult, everyday spills and contaminated floors both in everyday life and also at work. Our innovations prevent significant water wastage in key high-use sectors, as well as improve efficiency, performance, hygiene … Learn More

Gravity Water turns rain into safe water for schools in need. This approach helps strategic partners achieve net-zero water goals through metered rainwater offsetting while also providing safe drinking water access to students at schools in need. Learn More

Water is vital and complex. We simplify water by integrating leading technologies and a trusted team of experts into intelligent solutions, solving water for good. Learn More

HANA Resources, Inc. is a certified diversity (WOSB, WBE, Federal SBE, SB-PW) environmental consulting firm that was founded to simplify the environmental industry with advanced technology in order to produce objective, replicable, and process driven compliance methodology. We remove the … Learn More

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Conserve water and help secure water access in those areas at greatest risk: Implement tools to reduce the water footprint of our hotels Mitigate water risk through stakeholder collaboration to deliver water stewardship at basin level Collaborate to ensure adequate … Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … Learn More

The Land Resilience Partnership (LRP) originated in Tuolumne County as a partnership with Watershed Progressive and the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD). The LRP engages with community members and landowners to promote local on-site land and water management treatments, … Learn More

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Learn More

Unlock your inner strength through mindfulness. Embrace the present moment, reduce stress, deepen connections, and unleash your creative potential. Discover theower Within. Keywords - mindset growth, mindfullness meditation, mindfulness mental health, mind body fitness, mind body, mindfulness of nature, positive … Learn More

Pioneering thinking, transformative insights, and tangible outcomes that accelerate your journey to the cloud, aligning technologies to your core business strategies – enabling long-term growth from your investments What we deliver Pioneering thinking, transformative insights, and tangible outcomes that accelerate … Learn More

Overseas Volunteers for A Better India (OVBI)'s Water Team is on a mission to eliminate water poverty for rural farmers in India by the year 2030. OVBI is a 501-(c)(3), IRS registered non-profit based in the United States. We are … Learn More

The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s … Learn More

Water stewardship has long been one of PepsiCo’s top priorities, and it's an important part of building a Positive Value Chain. As one of the first companies of our size to acknowledge water as a human right, we have a … Learn More

RES is committed to restoration at scale via nature-based projects. We provide environmental consulting, develop banks for mitigation credits, design, build, and sustain turnkey mitigation and water quality projects for regulatory compliance and implement adaptation and resiliency measures to manage … Learn More

Научно-производственная компания «КРОК-1» была создана в 1990 году. С момента основания и по сей день основателем и директором компании является Овсянкин Вячеслав. КРОК-1 специализируется на выполнении всех видов исследований в связи с высокими технологиями, на разработке более совершенного оборудования и … Learn More

About Servi-Tek Facility Solutions Servi-Tek Facility Solutions is a leading commercial janitorial cleaning service and facility maintenance solution serving the commercial business industry. They have reinvented the commercial cleaning and facility maintenance industry through innovation, technology, and dedication to improvement … Learn More

Premier water law firm in California that handles cases across the American West. Learn More

Sustainable Conservation helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air, and water. Learn More

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. Learn More

The Coca-ColaCompany is the world's largest beverage company. The purpose of company is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body … Learn More

EJCW is a nonprofit organization that supports a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and intermediary organizations building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water allocation, management, and policy in California. EJCW empowers the most under-served communities, including those of low-income … Learn More

Change begins with informed and active citizens. The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time. Learn More

Restoring our watersheds through greywater reuse and rainwater catchment. Learn More

The Watershed Project's mission is to inspire Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate, and protect our local watersheds. Learn More

The mission of the California Institute for Water Resources is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges. We do this by facilitating collaborative research and outreach on water issues across California's … Learn More

The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership. The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes … Learn More

Urban Rain Gardens watershed academy is based on MS4 water quality issues. Our rain garden workshop is a receipt based rebate program for residents in Merced County interested in having a rain garden with a minimum of three 55 gallon … Learn More

In 2019, Ventura River Watershed partners and collaborators came together to create a framework to enhance stream flow, defined by the Wildlife Conservation Board as “a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of water flowing down a stream, or … Learn More

Optimise water and wastewater treatment systems and processes to: 1. Reduce operating costs 2. Eliminate wastewater pollution by verifying full treatment of all contaminants to meet regulatory discharge requirements; 3. Significantly reduce energy usage and carbon emissions from the treatment … Learn More

WaterNow Alliance is a forum for local water leaders who want to champion sustainable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies. WaterNow is a catalyst for change, and an architect for solutions. We identify and overcome barriers and provide tools and … Learn More

Watershed Progressive is a consulting and design-build collaborative, focused on bringing appropriate water management to our clients through a regenerative, whole systems approach. We integrate tools like greywater re-use, rainwater harvesting, and stormwater management with an understanding of both ecological … Learn More

Wellntel is a groundwater technology and information system making groundwater visible to stakeholders for resource sustainability and resilience planning. Learn More

Projects in California


The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based … Learn More

Expanding urban development and periodic droughts have increased the need for water conservation and groundwater recharge. Climate change has further elevated current drought conditions in California bringing record high temperatures (2014) and our lowest annual rainfall on record (2013). California’s … Learn More

Due to the risks and the ongoing local awareness of water-related issues, California was selected as one of Hilton's initial pilot locations. So far, an in-depth risk analysis has been carried out, including gathering information about actions taken to date, … Learn More

We launched a project in Beijing inÊpartnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and the InterContinental Beijing- Beichen, toÊhold training and workshops with 11 hotels to share challenges and solutions to reduce their water usage. Solutions implemented at theÊInterContinental … Learn More

Following the destruction of the Station Fire of 2009, the National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service and engaged the local community to restore the Angeles National Forest. In late August 2009, an arson-caused fire ignited in the Angeles … Learn More

Millions of ducks, geese, swans and shorebirds depend on Central Valley farmland, and California’s 500,000 acres of rice fields are the centerpiece of this essential habitat. BirdReturns, offered by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the California Rice Commission, provides … Learn More

This project is managing vegetation in Bluff Mesa Meadow to enhance natural hydrologic function in the Santa Ana River Watershed. Learn More

River Partners will restore 25-acres of land along the Sacramento River back to native habitat by planting 9,300 native trees, shrubs, grasses and other small plants. Once established, the habitat is expected to thrive in the natural climate and benefit … Learn More

In California we have participated in stakeholder engagement sessions to share our insights and to learn from others. As a result of this engagement we are working with other food/bev companies to find projects for joint efforts.Project Results Identify opportunities … Learn More

Sustainable Conservation and its partners have developed and demonstrated an innovative drip irrigation system that reduces water use, nutrient use, and GHG emissions while growing quality feed crops for dairy cows. Manure (nutrients) is collected from the cow barn into … Learn More

California Farm Water Success Stories series, document how agricultural water stewardship practices are at work on-the-ground, at the farm and irrigation district level. Ten short video interviews offer first-person insights from these innovative water managers. In addition to the success … Learn More

With 20 percent of California designated as National Forests, the state features a diverse range of forests but also faces numerous challenges. Treasured Landscapes In the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, we are working closely with Forest Service and local … Learn More

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored … Learn More

The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) is a multi-sector forum of experts and leaders convened by Ag Innovations since 2010 to identify obstacles, develop solutions, and take action to enhance water security for agriculture, the public, and … Learn More

The great water challenges faced by Mexico City can be roughly described as follows: ¥ Poor resilience against floods and droughts, exacerbated by climate change. ¥ Over-exploitation of the aquifer. ¥ Restricted water access and substandard water quality. ¥ Limited … Learn More

The Environment Defense Fund is launching a plan to reform management along the entire length of the Colorado River, aiming to reduce pressure on the River by: - Guaranteeing water rights for the environment. - Removing barriers to water trading … Learn More

Currently, California is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions, with severe impacts on ecosystems, communities, farms, and businesses. Connect the Drops is a business-led campaign, elevating the voice of California businesses in favor of resilient water supply … Learn More

Our tomato facility has completed multiple projects to conserve water, all with very low implementation costs amounting to less than $100,000. Projects implemented include installing water meters, recirculating water used to cool equipment and installing a holding tank to maximize … Learn More

Established in 1865, the Colorado River Indian Reservation was set aside for indigenous residents of the Colorado River and its tributaries. Today, the Reservation includes approximately 300,000 acres of lands and is primarily home to four distinct tribes – the … Learn More

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The Great Basin Institute, along with several other project partners, have been working to restore 7,300 acres of the Eldorado National Forest in northeastern California as part of the Crystal Basin Ecological Restoration Project. P&G is supporting the restoration of … Learn More

The Cumbres de Monterrey National Park (CMNP) is critical for the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey: More than 60% of the water consumed in the city is produced with in it. Water quantity is not the only reason why it is … Learn More

The Sacramento Valley Water Resilience InitiativeÕs inaugural project at Davis Ranches will provide drought resilience and protect groundwater-dependent ecosystems in CaliforniaÕs water-stressed Central Valley. The Freshwater Trust and Davis Ranches are offering an investment opportunity for private companies to meet … Learn More

Successful survival and recruitment of salmonids require freshwater migration corridors that function sufficiently to provide adequate passage. For this reason, freshwater migration corridors are considered to have high conservation value and are of utmost priority for restoration in Mill and … Learn More

The Nature Conservancy is testing a new program, called BirdReturns, that rents habitat rather than buying it. The program pays rice farmers to leave water in their fields for a few extra weeks at critical times during the birds’ winter … Learn More

Develop an easy-to-construct outdoor classroom that captures, cleans, and infiltrates runoff and increases tree canopy on 2 school elementary campuses (Hillcrest &amp; Monterey Vista-Garvey District in Rio Hondo subwatershed). Learn More

•Project goal: To restore East Creek meadow and the hydrologic function of the floodplain system and its attendant ecosystem benefitsProject Results•The project is expected to reverse environmental degradation caused by “disconnection” of the channels stemming from California’s Sierra Nevada and … Learn More

Currently, the East Sand Side Channel runs dry along part of the Sacramento River for much of the year. This project will allow for water to flow along the channel for more days of the year, which creates suitable habitat … Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Participate in project's within the catchment to offset consumptive water use at the plantProject ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized plant water use Water stewardship: … Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Participate in project's within the catchment to offset consumptive water use at the plant Understand contextualized water targets Project ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized … Learn More

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The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project, located in Sun Valley, CA, was created to improve water quality, and reduce flood risk, increase watershed awareness through community engagement, enhance aesthetics, and increase wildlife habitats. The stormwater BMPs included in this phase … Learn More

What is the Emerald Necklace? The Emerald Necklace is an interconnected loop of parks and greenways along our urban waterways. Nestled in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley and extending from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Angeles National … Learn More

The Enhanced Recharge project is located on the Santa Ana River and will divert up to 500 cubic feet per second (cfs). The project is estimated to recharge on average 15,500 AFY or up to approximately 80,000 AFY of stormwater … Learn More

The goal of the Sub-national Climate Fund Global (SnCF Global or the ÒFundÓ) is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model. The SnCF GlobalÕs business model is designed … Learn More

The mission of the Global Water Scarcity Project is to empower the Pacific Council’s network to contribute to international policy solutions addressing water scarcity. They approach water scarcity as a cross-cutting issue that requires cross-cutting solutions, connecting the dots between … Learn More

In response to California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), Earth Genome and its partner Sustainable Conservation to assist California agricultural water providers and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) achieve essential insights to maximize groundwater recharge opportunities. Groundwater Recharge Assessments are completed … Learn More

Managing vegetation to enhance natural hydrologic function, restore or protect habitat and biodiversity on one of the best remaining floodplain sites in Riverside County. It’s the only stream restoration project on the floodplain in the urban environment which also has … Learn More

In Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China, the local government launched a programme to expand wastewater treatment to the entire district. We supported this programme by providing 163 Grundfos Prefabricated Pumping Stations (PPS). This flexible, smart, and environment-friendly solution has contributed … Learn More

The Angeles National Forest provides critical resources for the approximately 13 million people who live within an hour’s drive of the forest. In 2009, the Station Fire damaged 252 square miles of forest, which allowed numerous invasive weed species to … Learn More

Designed for Wellness The Jeff Seymour Family Center (JSFC) is community hub for families providing comprehensive programs to promote overall family wellness. Administered by the El Monte City School District, the JSFC unites the county and community to strengthen individual, … Learn More

The main goal of this project is to halt the loss of cultural practices that benefit biodiversity in cultural landscapes. Background As commonly known, biodiversity improves the functions of ecosystems and prevents their collapse when environmental changes happen, providing to … Learn More

The San Joaquin Valley is California's top agricultural producing region. Groundwater in this area is over-drafted and groundwater levels are declining. This project, implemented by TCCC and Sustainable Conservation, makes beneficial use of floodwaters for groundwater recharge through the development … Learn More

Collaborative conversations to accelerate water, habitat, and community resilience. The Localizing California Waters (LCW) Regional Workshops connects unlikely allies towards the broader goal of water management throughout California by discussing local water approaches in an intimate setting. LCW breaks down … Learn More

Localizing California Waters Regional Workshop: Ventura was help on Sept. 22, 2022 at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, CA. The second Ventura Regional Workshop focused on activating the Ventura River In-Stream Flow (VRIF) Toolkit Catalog for a closer look … Learn More

Background Current levels of aridity in the Mediterranean appear to be unprecedented in the last 500 years and most climate models predict an increase in temperature and a substantial decrease in rainfall in the basin. Mediterranean representative socio-ecosystems (such as … Learn More

Background The Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Program (LARWMP) was developed in 2007 by a group of stakeholders representing major permittees, regulatory and management agencies, and conservation groups. At the time, the majority of monitoring efforts were focused on compliance … Learn More

The DROPS project involved the design and construction of Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) at four LAUSD schools: Normandie Avenue Elementary School, Northridge Middle School, Victory Boulevard Elementary School, Daniel Webster Middle School. This project sought to … Learn More

Dairy manure is a valuable by-product that producers traditionally use to fertilize the crops they grow to keep their cows happy and healthy. However, with few export options and limited on-farm management strategies for this “black gold,” farmers end up … Learn More

The Yampa River in northwestern Colorado is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Colorado River Basin; providing irrigation water for agriculture, critical habitat for endangered fish, and immense riparian and recreational benefit in the region. During the summer, … Learn More

The Land Resilience Partnership (LRP) originated in Tuolumne County as a partnership with Watershed Progressive and the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD). The LRP engages with community members and landowners to promote local on-site land and water management treatments, … Learn More

Design-Install Clinic and Community Resilience Clinic with speakers incluing local community members, organizations, Localizing CA Waters, and Watershed Progressive. March 22-23, 2022 at Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino, CA Learn More

The Mendota Field 51 project took an existing flat field with limited habitat value in the southeast corner of the wildlife area and improved its waterfowl habitat conditions. This project enhanced 315 acres of seasonal wetlands by excavating water conveyance … Learn More

City streets now are recognized as important public spaces that must meet the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, as well as achieve specific stormwater standards while mitigating the impacts of climate change. The City of South El Monte, a … Learn More

Today, almost 95% of wetland habitat has been lost in California's Central Valley. To address this issue, The Nature Conservancy will facilitate water transactions that will allow water to be available to wetland habitats during critical times and in strategic … Learn More

This project is managing vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains to enhance natural hydrologic function, restore or protect habitat and biodiversity, and reduce fire fuel on the landscape. Learn More

This project will produce native plants for use at restoration sites throughout the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds. Learn More

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region, has been actively involved in the cleanup of the New River and has been a significant force in molding the proceedings. The Regional Board has monitored the water quality … Learn More

The New and Alamo Rivers acquire nutrients and heavy metals from sewage; nutrients, silt, selenium and pesticides from agricultural drainage. The concern is that the pollutants carried by the New River is increasing the degradation of the Salton Sea. In … Learn More

The station undertook water conservation to reduce the amount of nutrients in our wastewater. Nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus are harmful to receiving bodies of water as they cause algae blooms that reduce available oxygen for other organisms. Nutrient Total Maximum … Learn More

Groundwater is a key resource under stress in California – communities rely on underground aquifers for drinking water, and farmers use groundwater as an essential water source, especially during times of drought. Many species and their habitats rely on the … Learn More

A warmer and more variable climate, combined with continued population and economic growth, threaten water supply reliability for Bay Area communities. In addition, floods, wildfires, and other natural hazards pose a growing risk for water systems. There is growing interest … Learn More

California’s iconic landscapes and natural beauty face serious challenges on many fronts, and one of the most serious can start small – invasive plants. They spread quickly to crowd out native plants and animals, cause flood and fire hazards and … Learn More

WaterNow partnered with Moulton Niguel Water District and the California Native Plant Society to develop a program that provides the education and tools necessary for nurseries to adapt their business models to accommodate the seasonality of native plant stock. The … Learn More

Project Aquapolo is the result of a partnership between SABESP (Basic Sanitation Company of the State of S‹o Paulo) and BRK Ambiental, and aims at transforming treated wastewater into reclaimed water for industrial activities. Its production capacity is 1,000 liters … Learn More

Improving the provision of water services by increasing the climate resilience of vulnerable coniferous forests Honduras ranks first on a list of the countries most affected by negative impacts from extreme climate-related events over the last two decades. This project … Learn More

We are utilizing partnerships and innovation to reduce the carbon emissions in our packaging, currently the largest contributor of emissions by sector in our value chain compared to all other segments within the operational boundary and Scope 3 categories in … Learn More

Restoring Tahoe Headwater Working closely with local communities, we are supporting health forest, sustainable recreation and clean water in the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe. The NFF’s largest Treasured Landscapes site, the Tahoe Headwaters, covers 614,000 acres in the Sierra … Learn More

To search constantly for new solutions to increase the internal reuse of process waters is the renewed commitment requested by the WaVE project from all thermal plants with a view to reducing their water requirements. The Santa Barbara Plant (392 … Learn More

California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is … Learn More

This project will remove small recreational dams on the Big Tujunga Creek in the Los Angeles River Watershed. Removal of these dams will help restore the natural hydrology and ecosystem health of the creek Learn More

Building off existing programs for households, in this project the Regional Water Authority will focus on upgrading landscape areas of commercial, industrial, institutional (CII) properties in Sacramento, CA, USA to reduce demand on the urban water supply for irrigation. They … Learn More

The Sacramento Valley has exceptional agricultural and environmental resources. One of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, it has almost two million acres of irrigated farmland growing rice, citrus, nuts, and other crops. It sustains a population of … Learn More

The Pacific Institute's efforts in the Salton Sea combine monitoring, evaluation, analysis, and engagement with stakeholders to support and advance restoration.Project ResultsThe Pacific Institute has played an active role at the Sea for more than twenty years. The Institute has … Learn More

San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF has a unique role that enables us to work closely with the Angeles National Forest to bring people together to promote the health and … Learn More

Following the destruction of the Station Fire of 2009, the National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service and engaged the local community to restore the Angeles National Forest. The Fire affected four watersheds, decimated forests, and severely damaged both … Learn More

In partnership with California State Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the local levee district, River Partners, and Ducks Unlimited, American Rivers is leading a restoration project that will remove sections of levee to reconnect up to 200 acres … Learn More

With climate change altering the timing and volume of precipitation, climate-resilient urban landscapes and water supply strategies are critical – particularly for those who depend on imported water like Southern California. The Pacific Institute &amp; CEO Water Mandate are leading … Learn More

The Pacific Institute, in its role as co-secretariat for the CEO Water Mandate, coordinated a clustered pilot for setting site water targets in the Santa Ana River Watershed (SARW) in southern California. This helped test and inform global guidance under … Learn More

The Santa Clara River is the last major river still in a relatively natural state in southern California. Without the Santa Clara River it is doubtful Ventura County could continue to be one of the ten most productive agricultural counties … Learn More

Read the latest blog post here: Saving Water, Time, and Money by Fixing Leaks in Affordable Housing As drought – and longer term drying trends – worsen across the arid southwestern US, it is becoming increasingly clear that we have … Learn More

Seville's goal is to have a water vending machine located at vacant Church property to have an interim source of safe drinking water while the community is working on long-term solutions to treat nitrate water quality issues.Project Results Learn More

The project will restore 70 acres of riparian corridor by restricting cattle from near-river areas and developing solar powered off-stream water sources for livestock. In addition, 20 acres will be planted with 8,000 native trees, 14 acres will be planted … Learn More

Over the past two hundred years, 90% of native wetland habitat has been lost in California. Audubon California will work to create seasonal wetland habitat in the Sacramento Valley to sustain healthy migratory shorebird populations. They do this by ensuring … Learn More

California’s rivers, streams and the creatures that depend on them are in trouble. Pollution, degraded habitat, and dwindling riverside forests have caused native fish and bird populations to plummet – some to near extinction. Many landowners and restoration advocates across … Learn More

Companies increasingly seek to identify and support scalable, collective-impact water stewardship projects that will catalyze large-scale water supply and resilience outcomes with statewide benefit. Blue Forest, World Resources Institute, and BEF have identified this project as a unique opportunity to … Learn More

The Land Resilience Partnership (LRP) originated in Tuolumne County as a partnership with Watershed Progressive and the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD). The LRP engages with community members and landowners to promote local on-site land and water management treatments, … Learn More

BEF works to identify a unique category of Water Projects that can meet critical corporate objectives for volumetric water stewardship in Southern California. Companies seek collective impact, cost-effective volumetric benefits, turn-key outcomes with near-term implementation, long-term benefits, and catalytic water … Learn More

Surface water and industrial waste water are treated to a level that allows the water to be reclaimed. The reclaimed water is used for irrigation purposes at Allergan's Irvine campus. Project Results Allergan is able to water its landscape located … Learn More

Davis Ranches plans to be farming in the year 2100 and remains committed to sustainable farm practices, resource management, and conservation. Their groundwater recharge project continues to build on past years of success and research developed to identify areas of … Learn More

The National Forest Foundation is working with the U.S. Forest Service and partners like Coca-Cola to restore the Tahoe National Forest Headwaters to optimum health by thinning vegetation, restoring meadows and river channels, eradicating invasive species, improving water flows, increasing … Learn More

This project removes invasive tamarisk plants to enhance natural hydrologic function. Learn More

The Big Jack East project is located in Placer County, California and south of the Town of Truckee. Big Jack East is a collaborative project between the United States Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation that has been designed … Learn More

The Groundwater Exchange is a free, collaborative online platform designed to connect water managers, water users and community members with tools and resources to support successful implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in California. It brings together materials … Learn More

The Thacher School is a residential private school in Ojai CA in the Ventura River Watershed. Thacher’s Water Management Plan (WMP) provides a strategic roadmap towards water resilience goals. The WMP prioritizes uses in context of current and available Best … Learn More

The Yuba Project The Yuba Project is a 14,545 acre project in Sierra County that encompasses National Forest system lands. The Yuba project is a collaborative project between the National Forest Foundation, the Tahoe National Forest, the Yuba Water Agency, … Learn More

In this project, the Plumas Corporation will work to restore the degraded 47-acre Thompson Meadow. Work by project partners will help to prevent further degradation of the stream and meadow system in order to improve flow conditions, meadow productivity, vegetative … Learn More

Providing loans and technical assistance in 17 developing countries across Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean to create self-sustaining markets in energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate resilience. Learn More

The Land Resilience Partnership (LRP) originated in Tuolumne County as a partnership with Watershed Progressive and the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD). The LRP engages with community members and landowners to promote local on-site land and water management treatments, … Learn More

The San Jose, California plant will reduce water consumption through employee engagement, asset care programs, and capital projects within the next three years. While all Kellogg manufacturing facilities have established water-efficiency goals and are implementing water-saving initiatives, we are focusing … Learn More

The facility located in this basin has already undergone the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) self -verification process. This process enabled the site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that incorporates the needs and ongoing … Learn More

The strategy to address this risk includes: -Zero water factory: We have implemented zero water technology in Modesto Dairy factory, which is be able to extract water from milk and recycle it (delivering expected 70’000m3 savings per annum). -Recycling water: … Learn More


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