Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.


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DWR Earns Environmental Award
  • From left, John Laird, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, Cindy Messer, DWR Chief Deputy Director, and Bryan Brock, DWR Senior Engineer, receive the Outstanding Environmental Project Award.
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On October 11, 2017, DWR Director Grant Davis helped open the second day of the 13th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference at the Scottish Rice Center in Oakland, California. At the conference, DWR was awarded an Outstanding Environmental Project Award for its more than 2,000 acres of carbon sequestration, land subsidence reversal, and wetlands creation, enhancement, and restoration on Twitchell and Sherman Islands.
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