About The Water Board
Who are we?
Informational & Program Resources
- Quick Links to Key Program and Top Areas
- Brochure About the California Water Boards (Revised February 2019)
- Folleto Acerca de Las Juntas del Agua de California (English Version Revised February 2019)
- Citizen's Guide to Working with the California Water Boards
- The Fact Sheet Page
- Water Quality Coordinating Committee
- Public Participation
- Career Opportunities
- Contact Us (Phone Numbers)
Meetings, Workshops, Board Broadcasts, Documents
A sustainable California made possible by clean water and water availability for both human uses and environmental resource protection.
Principles & Values
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and the nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Water Boards), collectively known as the California Water Boards (Water Boards), are dedicated to a single vision: abundant clean water for human uses and environmental protection to sustain California's future. Under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the state's pioneering Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the State and Regional Water Boards have regulatory responsibility for protecting the water quality of nearly 1.6 million acres of lakes, 1.3 million acres of bays and estuaries, 211,000 miles of rivers and streams, and about 1,100 miles of exquisite California coastline.
Water Boards or Water Resources?
The Department of Water Resources is responsible for the management of water usage including the delivery of water to two-thirds of California's population through the State Water Project.