Environmental Justice

Photo of a child eating a slice of watermelon.

Photo of a child eating a slice of watermelon.

Approximately 27 million people in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Coast and Southern California, or 3 of 5 Californians, including millions of people in disadvantaged communities, receive clean affordable water that flows through the State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure in the Delta. One of the objectives of the proposed Delta Conveyance Project is to protect the reliability of these supplies for decades to come. Additionally, public water agencies must maintain affordable water rates for the economically disadvantaged families in their extensive service areas.


DWR is engaging with historically burdened, underrepresented, low income, Tribal and otherwise vulnerable populations as part of the project’s ongoing environmental analysis to determine baseline conditions and potential project-related impacts and benefits for the Delta’s diverse communities. DWR will continue this engagement with disadvantaged communities in all phases of the project—from planning and environmental review through the project’s design and construction, as well as post-construction period.

Contact Us

Questions and More Information:
1-866-924-9955 | deltaconveyance@water.ca.gov


Media Inquiries:

Lisa Lien-Mager (916) 653-9402

Ryan Endean (916) 798-1701