Tools, Resources and Links
California Water Plan Update 2018
The State's strategic plan for sustainably managing and developing water resources for current and future generations
Integrated Regional Water Management
DWR IRWM Web Page
Details about IRWM Regions
Prop 1 Implementation Grant PSP
Prop 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Grant - April 2019
Recommendations for sustaining and strengthening Integrated Regional Water Management - March 2017
Regional Resilience Recommendations 2022
Climate and Watershed Resilience
Drought & Water Shortage Risk Explorer
DWR's water contingency water planning tool for small water systems and rural communities.
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
Water Management Planning Tool
DWR's Water Management Tool can assist local agencies in water management planning efforts.
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.
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.
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.
Economic Modeling & Analysis Tools
Demographic data and analysis to sustainably manage California’s water resources.
Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD)
California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
CivicWell (formerly Local Government Commission)
Floodplain Management Association (FMA)
State and Federal Agencies
California Department of Water Resources
State Water Resources Control Board
Office of Planning and Research
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Floodplain Management Services
DWR statewide water models and tools.
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.
Interactive map application that allows users to view groundwater management project information.
White Papers, Surveys, Letters
IRWM Strengths and Needs Assessment 2021
Draft White Paper on IRWM Regions Configurations 2019