A Commitment to Action: Advancing Integrated Water Management in California

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 11th, 2013


This document highlights the key perspectives and recommendations that emerged during the Integrated Water Management Summit held in Sacramento on April 3, 2013.  The Ca

A General Framework for Analyzing Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems

Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science | July 24th, 2009


A major problem worldwide is the potential loss of fisheries, forests, and water resources. Understanding of the processes that lead to improvements in or deterioration o

Artes: An Integrated Model of Water Supply in L.A. County

UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | May 1st, 2017


Los Angeles faces a future with less imported water. Infrastructure and institutions will have to adapt. Understanding emerging policy and investment needs requires anal

Bringing Water and Land Use Together

The Local Government Commission | April 11th, 2019


In 2005, the California Legislature passed new laws that enable communities to join together to adopt Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) policies and practices.

Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California: A Preliminary Assessment of Regional Approaches

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 6th, 2012


This report examines the initial steps that IRWM regions are taking in response to new requirements to address climate change vulnerabilities and consider greenhouse gas

Evaluating Collaborative Institutions in Context: The Case of Regional Water Management in Southern California

Sage Journals | January 1st, 2014


Regional collaborative institutions are seen as tools for improving collaboration and for reducing the inefficiency of fragmented management and planning. However, recent

Fragmented Flows: Water Supply in Los Angeles County

Environmental Management, Springer | May 12th, 2016


In the Los Angeles metropolitan region, nearly 100 public and private entities are formally involved in the management and distribution of potable water—a legacy rooted

Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | March 20th, 2008


This handbook provides information on developing and implementing watershed management plans that help to restore and protect water quality. A watershed is the area of la

Integrated Regional Water Management: Stakeholder Perspectives

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 18th, 2017


Integrated regional water management (IRWM) is the application of integrated water management principles at the regional level. IRWM brings local agencies and other stake

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