Investing in a Modern Water and Ecological Data System to Better Serve California


By passing the Open and Transparent Water Data Act, California has taken a major step forward in upgradings its water data infrastructure and better managing the state’s water resources. While we’ve made significant progress in advancing open data in the state, we must continue modernizing our water data system. The Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio and California’s Water Supply Strategy both highlight the importance of investing in better water data infrastructure that will help us respond faster to water and climate emergencies, protect Californians and wildlife species, improve access to safe, affordable drinking water, and support adaptation to climate change. The following briefs detail the California Water Data Consortium recommendations to accomplish these ambitions.


Read the Four-Page Brief (PDF)


Read the One-Pager (PDF)