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California Water Plan Update 2009: Volume 1 - The Strategic Plan

Created: 12/14/2009 - Updated: 3/14/2019


California Water Plan Update 2009 presents the latest statewide strategic plan for water management - a roadmap to year 2050. Updated every 5 years, the California Water Plan provides a framework for water managers, legislators, and the public to consider options and make decisions regarding California's water future. Our goal is to meet Water Code requirements, receive broad support among those participating in California's water planning, and create a useful document for the public, water managers and planners throughout the state, legislators, Tribes, and other decision-makers. The Update is comprised of five volumes: Volume 1 - The Strategic Plan; Volume 2 - Resource Management Strategies; Volume 3 - Regional Reports; Volume 4 - Reference Guide; and Volume 5 - Technical Guide.

Published On

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Create or modify shoreline management measures
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies

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California Department of Water Resources Adaptation Strategy

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Water Resources

Due to growing recognition that climate change is having and will continue to have a substantial, measureable effect on California’s water resources, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) created climate change adaptation strategies for the state's water supply.