All in-person WaterTalks Events and Marketing Events are currently postponed, but some virtual engagement is now moving forward.

Due to the Covid-19 shelter-in-place and social distancing requirements, all in-person WaterTalks Community Engagement and Marketing Events are postponed as following:

  • All in-person events in Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County have been postponed until further notice

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WaterTalks is a public program designed to generate and increase community involvement in planning a sustainable water future for California. Its goal is to explore the strengths and opportunities of 128 communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties facing ongoing economic and environmental distress, and to gather input to prioritize and recommend water-related projects based on issues of greatest concern.

WaterTalks will be implemented in three phases. The first phase of WaterTalks outreach events are designed to educate and engage communities in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties facing ongoing economic and environmental distress, empowering them to engage in water planning including subsequent phases of WaterTalks.

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View Fact Sheet on Planning for Water in California: English, Spanish

View Fact Sheet on Funding for Water-related projects in California: English, Spanish 

About IRWM Regions

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to identify and implement water management solutions on a regional scale that increase regional self-reliance, reduce conflict, and manage water to concurrently achieve social, environmental, and economic objectives. (California Department of Water Resources)

Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act (SB 1672) has provided over $1.5 billion in State funding dedicated to support and advance integrated, multi-benefit regional projects.WaterTalks supports California’s collaborative effort, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM), in three of Southern California’s planning areas:

  • Greater Los Angeles County (GLAC)
  • Upper Santa Clara River (USCR)
  • Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County (WCVC)

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What Sectors Focus on Water?

Jobs related to water can be found at public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private companies in three general areas:

  • providing water services
  • restoring and protecting natural resources
  • managing the flow of surface waters

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Please Contact One Of The Representatives Below Based On Region:

Upper Santa Clara River (USCR) / Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County (WCVC)

  • Contacts from WRPI
    • Program Manager
      Melissa Moreno
    • Program Coordinator
      Yvette Castellanos

Greater Los Angeles County (GLAC)

  • Contact from TreePeople
    • Community Organizing Coordinator
      Stephen Ceasar


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