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Total Organizations: 18
Total Projects: 38
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Profile Completion: 70%

Water Challenges

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Physical water supply
20.0%
Local Water Resource Governance
10.0%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
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Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
10.0%
Land Use Issues
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Upstream Water Issues
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Water Demand and Competition among Users

Region Overview

The San Joaquin River /ˈsæn wɑːˈkiːn/ is the largest river of Central California in the United States. The 366-mile (589 km) long river starts in the high Sierra Nevada, and flows through a rich agricultural region known as the San Joaquin Valley before reaching Suisun Bay, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. An important source of irrigation water as well as a wildlife corridor, the San Joaquin is among the most heavily dammed and diverted of California's rivers.

Organizations in Sacramento River - San Joaquin River


Agriculture accounts for 70% of water withdrawal globally and represents one of the biggest sustainability challenges. Meanwhile, soil health and lands are degrading at unprecedented rates. Our technology simultaneously addresses both these issues while also hitting up to 11 SDGs. … 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

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 California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC) is a platform for diverse stakeholders to come together and pursue collective action projects that will improve water security in California for people, business, agriculture, and nature. CWAC was originally conceived in May 2014 … 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

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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

As a food and beverage company, PepsiCo is acutely aware of the critical role water plays in the food system. Our water strategy is designed to enable long-term, sustainable water security for our business and for local communities that depend … Learn More

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

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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

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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

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

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Projects in Sacramento River - San Joaquin River


Globally we have established programs to help us drive water efficiency at our manufacturing sites and those platforms have helped us reduce our overall water footprint. The results of our global direct operations water risk assessment will further allow us … 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

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

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

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

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

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 Cauvery delta, located at the mouth of the 80,000 sq. km Cauvery river basin, lies at the epicentre of a 150 year long inter-state dispute between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Today, the Cauvery delta is under … 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Companies with strategic interest in California increasingly recognize the need to work effectively with diverse stakeholders—including employees at their owned operations, suppliers, governments, communities, and customers—to improve measurement, management, and stewardship of the shared natural resources that support sustainable economic … 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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