Plan Participation

The goal of the Tribal Advisory Committee is to create a forum where California Native American tribes and organizations can help guide and develop the content for the California Water Plan. Some of their flags are shown from the 49th annual Native American Day.

We strive to receive broad input and support from Californians in producing a strategic water plan that:

  • Meets California Water Code requirements
  • Guides State investments in innovation and infrastructure
  • Advances integrated water management and sustainable outcomes


There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can participate in current and future Water Plan updates.

  • Participate in Policy Advisory Committee (Policy AC) meetings by viewing our Calendar to find information on future meetings. All Policy AC meetings are open to the public.
  • California Native American tribes and tribal organizations can join and participate on Tribal Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Provide public comments to released documents or meetings.
State and federal agencies are welcome to participate on the State Agency Steering Committee to help align California’s water management goals.

Upcoming Meetings

Previous Meetings

Join DWR’s California Water Plan Team for a workshop webinar that will share and discuss water balance data - data foundational to building the state’s water resilience.
California Water Plan  Update 2018 Cover Page
DWR will provide an overview of the final California Water Plan Update 2018, and its nexus to Governor's Water Portfolio initiative.
Water Plan Plenary cover
The third annual Water Plan Plenary for Update 2018 will be held on Oct 9 & 10, 2018 at the Civic Center Galleria in West Sacramento, CA.



The Yuba River flows east to west from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Sacramento Valley in Northern California.

DWR released the Public Review Draft of the California Water Plan Update 2018. The revised plan outlines a path for new or modernized infrastructure, restored ecosystems, efficient regulation, cooperation across water management sectors, and greater return on investment


Contact Us

Email us at to request more information about participating in future Water Plan events/meetings. 

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