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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
~Benjamin Franklin

THE MISSION OF THE CALIFORNIA WATER LIBRARY

Finding information on California’s water issues can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Valuable reports and information are scattered around the internet and are difficult, if not impossible, to find. The California Water Library is designed to provide easy, organized access to published information about California water so that any interested party can access the information needed to make informed decisions about the state’s most precious natural resource.

The California Water Library provides streamlined access to a curated collection of reports, articles, essays, fact sheets, research, white papers, and other documents generated by state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations. Multi-parameter search tools enable users to find documents based on author, publisher, date, title, keyword, and more.

THE CALIFORNIA WATER LIBRARY IS SUPPORTED BY MEMBERS AND SPONSORS

The California Water Library is a project of Maven’s Notebook, a 501c3 through a fiscal sponsorship with the Trust for Conservation Innovation. Initial development of the California Water Library was provided by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation as part of a capacity-building grant for Maven's Notebook. Other principal funders are the Metropolitan Water District, Byron Bethany Irrigation District, and the California Department of Water Resources. Many other organizations contributed as well. Please click here for our list of founding sponsors.

Further development and ongoing operations will be funded through sponsorships, organizational memberships, and individual donations. If this library is useful to you, please consider making a donation or becoming a member.

A NOTE ABOUT COPYRIGHTS

The California Water Library intends to respect and abide by all copyright laws. If you believe a document is housed in the California Water Library in violation of copyright protections, please send us an email and we will work promptly to resolve the issue.

ABOUT CHRIS “MAVEN” AUSTIN, CURATOR

A leading voice in California water news, Chris Austin is the founder and publisher of the independent and reader-supported Maven’s Notebook website, California’s most comprehensive source for water news and information.

Dedicated to providing unbiased information about California water issues, the water news source reaches thousands of regular readers and water leaders throughout the state. Based in Southern California but regularly traveling throughout the state to cover conferences, meetings, and events, Chris Austin has earned a stellar reputation among the state’s agricultural, environmental and water stakeholders for unbiased, complete, timely and accurate reporting and news curation.

Chris Austin