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Total Organizations: 24
Total Projects: 44
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Profile Completion: 50%

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

26.9%
Local Water Resource Governance
26.9%
Physical water supply
19.2%
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
3.8%
Upstream Water Issues
3.8%
Water Pricing

Region Overview

Organizations in California


Distributed and decentralized water regeneration and purification systems. 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 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

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

Preparing for and adapting to new climate realities will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the considerable environmental, social, and economic value at stake due to worsening water stress and climate change, the private sector ... 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

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

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

Manufacturing semiconductor products Learn More

This is a test organization. Learn More

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

At PepsiCo, water is fundamental to our ability to operate efficiently and vital to the communities we serve. Water stewardship is a central part of "Performance with Purpose" -- our mission to deliver sustainable growth by investing in a healthier ... Learn More

Sempra Energy is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting millions through the power of people, ideas and innovation. Sempra Energy works to reduce the amount of water the company needs in its operations, particularly in places where access to ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Learn More

Sustainable Conservation partnered with irrigation-technology firm Netafim USA to develop and test an innovative drip irrigation system that uses dairy manure through underground drip tape to deliver nutrients and water directly to the root zones of crops, where they need ... 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

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 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

Successful survival and recruitment of salmonids requires freshwater migration corridors thatfunction sufficiently to provide adequate passage. For this reason, freshwater migration corridors are considered to have a high conservation value and are ofutmost priority for restoration in Mill and Deer ... 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

•Project goal: To restore East Creek meadow and the hydrologic function of the floodplain system and its attendant ecosystem benefits 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

Gold Fields spent a total of US $16 million on water management and projects (including ARD management) during 2016. In addition, Gold Fields has implemented a number of shared value water projects at Cerro Corona. These involve building and maintaining ... 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 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

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

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

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

The Pacific Institute's efforts in the Salton Sea combine monitoring, evaluation, analysis, and engagement with stakeholders to support and advance restoration. 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

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. 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

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. Learn More

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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

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 Nature Conservancy, with support from General Mills, is working to launch and promote the use of an online Groundwater Resources Hub to serve as the “go-to” place for information on groundwater dependent plants and animals in California. The tools ... 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

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 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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