Published April 2013

DWR has teamed up with the Water Education Foundation to develop a Layperson's Guide to Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). The 24-page Layperson's Guide is an in-depth, easy-to-understand publication that provides background information on the principles of IRWM, its funding history and how it differs from the traditional water management approach. You can purchase a printed copy of the Layperson's Guide through Water Education Foundation or click here to view the abridged edition.


Published April 2013

The Strategic Plan for the Future of IRWM in California will define the desired future for IRWM and how it will be achieved. This document describes the plan development approach. The approach is based on early stakeholder input and may be refined in the future.


Published April 2013

A Commitment to Action contains Key perspectives and recommendations that emerged during the Integrated Water Management Summit held in Sacramento on April 3, 2013. The goal of the Summit was to bring together water leaders from myriad agencies and organizations to share experiences and ideas on how we can effectively align to provide sustainable water resources services in the State, in the face of an uncertain future.


Published November 2011

Jointly developed by Department of Water Resources (DWR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Resources Legacy Fund this handbook will provide a framework for integrating climate change analysis into regional water management planning as well as several case studies highlighting successful analyses performed by large and small water management agencies throughout the western United States.


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