Racial Equity at the Water Boards

Racial equity is a Water Boards’ priority. We are working toward a future where race no longer predicts a person’s access to water or the quality of water resources they receive, where race does not predict professional outcomes for our employees, and where we consistently consider racial equity impacts before we make decisions.


State Water Board’s Racial Equity Action Plan

The State Water Board adopted the Racial Equity Resolution in November 2021, which directed staff to develop a plan of action to advance racial equity within the Water Boards. The Racial Equity Team released a draft of the plan for consideration during public workshops in summer 2022 and has now revised the plan with feedback received from the workshops, the fall 2022 public comment period, and the comments of Water Board employees. The State Water Board’s Racial Equity Action Plan is a compilation of goals, actions, and metrics intended to advance efforts to create a future where we equitably preserve, enhance, and restore California’s water resources and drinking water for all Californians, regardless of race, and where Water Board employees reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of California.

The Racial Equity Action Plan was presented to the State Water Board as an informational item at the Board Meeting on January 18, 2023.


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Water Boards Racial Equity Contact Information

Talk to us. Email us. Let us know what you think.

  For questions, please email: racialequity@waterboards.ca.gov.

  If you require the translation of documents, please contact us at 916-322-4265 or opp-contact@waterboards.ca.gov.

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To receive updates on the Water Board’s Racial Equity work, subscribe to the Racial Equity email list.

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Información de Contacto para Equidad Racial de las Juntas del Agua

Háblanos. Envíanos un correo electrónico. Dinos que piensas.

  Para preguntas, envía un mensaje a: racialequity@waterboards.ca.gov.

  Si necesita traducción de documentos, contáctenos al 916-322-4265 o en opp-contact@waterboards.ca.gov.

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