WATERTALKS IS ABOUT COMMUNITY
PLANNING FOR WATER

Take the WaterTalks Survey!

Participation in our WaterTalks community survey will help ensure that communities’ needs, concerns, questions, and insights can be considered to become part of the State’s future water projects.

By identifying community needs and priorities, your input will help identify and prioritize projects within the LA-Ventura IRWM region for Prop 1 technical assistance funding as well as ongoing and future funding decisions.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes.

FIND YOUR COMMUNITY’S WATERTALKS RESOURCES

Click on your region below to access the available Toolkits, Story Maps, and more information pertaining to your community.

WHAT IS WATERTALKS?

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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Learn about Water in our Environment!

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Take the WaterTalks Survey!

Participation in our WaterTalks community survey will help ensure that communities’ needs, concerns, questions, and insights can be considered to become part of the State’s future water projects.

By identifying community needs and priorities, your input will help identify and prioritize projects within the LA-Ventura IRWM region for Prop 1 technical assistance funding as well as ongoing and future funding decisions.

This Survey will take approximately 10 minutes.

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
      watertalks@csusb.edu
      (909)-5374516

Greater Los Angeles County (GLAC)

  • Contact from TreePeople
    • Community Organizing Coordinator
      Stephen Ceasar
      sceasar@treepeople.org

FIND OUT ABOUT WATER IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

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Funded by California Department of Water Resources and Prop 1