Tools, Resources and Links

IRWM Information


Integrated Regional Water Management 


IRWM Region Fact Sheets

Details about IRWM Regions


Stakeholder Perspectives 

Recommendations for sustaining and strengthening Integrated Regional Water Management - March 2017

Prop 1 Implementation Grant PSP

Prop 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Grant  - April 2019

California Water Plan Update 2018 

The State's strategic plan for sustainably managing and developing water resources for current and future generations

Water Resilience Portfolio

Regional Resilience Recommendations 2022

Resilience Brochure

IRWM Strengths and Needs Assessment 2021

Draft White Paper on IRWM Regions Configurations 2019

Survey Results 2011 - 2021




Water Management Planning Tool

DWR's Water Management Tool can assist local agencies in water management planning efforts.

Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Mapping Tool

DWR developed the DAC Mapping Tool to assist local agencies and other interested parties in evaluating DAC status throughout the State, using the definition provided by Proposition 1 IRWM Guidelines (2016)

Economically Distressed Areas (EDA) Mapping Tool

DWR developed the EDA Mapping Tool to assist local agencies and other interested parties in evaluating EDA status throughout the State, using the definition specified under the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Economically Distressed Area Instructions. 

California Water Library: IRWM Resources

The California Water Library is a program of Maven’s Notebook. It is designed to provide easy, organized access to published information about California water.

California Grants Portal

The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies.

DWR  Drought Planning Report

The Department of Water Resources has released a draft report with recommendations and guidance to help small water suppliers and rural communities plan for the next drought, wildfire, or other natural disaster that may cause water shortages. Published by DWR: April 14, 2020


DWR Photo Galleries

The images created by the DWR Photo unit are available as public records and are to be used for non-commercial purposes. Read the FAQs for more details.

Mapping Tools

Drought & Water Shortage Risk Explorer

DWR's water contingency water planning tool for small water systems and rural communities.

California Water Plan Tools

DWR statewide water models and tools.

Economic Modeling & Analysis Tools

Demographic data and analysis to sustainably manage California’s water resources.

Groundwater Projects Tool

Interactive map application that allows users to view groundwater management project information.

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