Admin Measure Summary
California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board have established an advisory group and identified impediments to achievement of statewide water conservation, recycled water, and storm water goals by 2014, and have evaluated and recommended update goals by 2018, including an assessment of how regions are achieving their proportional share of these goals.
Advisory groups have been formed and they consulted in multiple efforts including establishing state water conservation goals. Assembly Bill (AB) 1668 (Stats. 2018, c. 15) and Senate Bill (SB) 606 (Stats. 2018, c. 14) set guidelines for efficient water use and a framework for the implementation and oversight of new standards, which must be in place by 2022. A joint report released in 2018 by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) titled Conservation as a Way of Life describes the history of water conservation planning in California and provides a primer on water conservation legislation, including providing information on the new requirements and schedules in the new legislation.
Delta Plan Strategy
Increase Water Conservation and Expand Local and Regional Supplies
Delta Plan Recommendation
WR R6. Update Water Efficiency Goals. The California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board should establish an advisory group with other State agencies and stakeholders to identify and implement measures to reduce impediments to achievement of statewide water conservation, recycled water, and stormwater goals by 2014. This group should evaluate and recommend updated goals for additional water efficiency and water resource development by 2018. Issues such as water distribution system leakage should be addressed. Evaluation should include an assessment of how regions are achieving their proportional share of these goals.
Related Output/Outcome Performance Measure
PM 3.1 Urban Water Use
PM 3.2 Alternative Water Supply
PM 3.6 Agricultural Water Planning