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IRWM Grant Programs
What is IRWM?

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to manage all aspects of water resources in a region. IRWM crosses jurisdictional, watershed, and political boundaries; involves multiple agencies, stakeholders, individuals, and groups; and attempts to address the issues and differing perspectives of all the entities involved through mutually beneficial solutions. For more information on IRWM, visit the IRWM Homepage. To find out more information about an IRWM Region, contact the region's representative. Their contact information can be found by clicking 'IRWM Planning Region Contacts' to expand the table below. To determine which Region you reside in or to find more information on a particular Region, please visit DWR's Water Management Tool, an interactive map application that allows users to overlay numerous Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers onto a map of California. A help page for this tool can be found here.

IRWM Planning Region Contacts

The contact information presented has been provided to DWR by the participating planning regions and is subject to change.

IRWM Region Point of Contact
Agency Name
Phone Number
American River Basin Rob Swartz
Regional Water Authority
(916) 967-7692
Antelope Valley Kirk Allen
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
(626) 300-3389
Anza Borrego Desert Geoff Poole
Borrego Water District
(760) 767-5806
Coachella Valley Patti Reyes
Coachella Valley Water District
(760) 398-2661x2270
Consumnes American Bear Yuba Elizabeth (Izzy) Martin
The Sierra Fund
(530) 265-8454 x 211
East Contra Costa County Maggie Dutton
Contra Costa Water District
(925) 688-8132
East Stanislaus Jim Alves
City of Modesto
(209) 571-5557
Eastern San Joaquin Brandon Nakagawa
San Joaquin County - Public Works
(209) 953-7460
Fremont Basin Craig Platt
City of California City
(760) 373-7857
Gateway Region Grace Kast
Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Joint Powers Authority
(626) 485-0338
Greater Los Angeles County Virginia S. Maloles-Fowler
Los Angeles County Flood Control District
(626) 458-4354
Greater Monterey County Susan Robinson
Big Sur Land Trust
(802) 279-4615
Imperial Antonio Ortega
Imperial Irrigation District
(760) 339-9041
Inyo-Mono Holly Alpert
Inyo-Mono IRWM Program
(760) 709-2212
Kaweah River Basin Mark Larsen
Kaweah Delta Water Conservation
(559) 747-5601
Kern County Lauren Bauer
Kern County Water Agency
(661) 634-1411
Kings Basin Water Authority Eric Osterling
Kings River Conservation District
(559) 237-5567x135
Lahontan Basins Tim Keesey
Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District
(530) 260-0934
Madera Jeannie Habben
Central Sierra Watershed Committee & Chowchilla/Fresno Rivers Watershed
(559) 642-7788
Merced Hicham ElTal
Merced Irrigation District
(209) 722-5761
Mojave Kirby Brill
Mojave Water Agency
(760) 946-7000
Mokelumne/Amador/Calaveras Rob Alcott
Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority
(707) 785-1008
Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Bay, So. Monterey Bay Larry Hampson
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
(831) 658-5620
North Coast Devin Theobald
County of Humboldt
(707) 267-9541
North Sacramento Valley Vickie Newlin
Butte County Water and Resource Conservation
(530) 538-2179
Pajaro River Watershed Tracy Hemmeter
Santa Clara Valley Water District
(408) 265-2600
Poso Creek Dana Munn
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District
(661) 758-5153
San Diego Mark Stadler
San Diego County Water Authority
(858) 522-6735
San Francisco Bay Area Steve Ritchie
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
(415) 554-0744
San Gorgonio Arturo Vela
City of Banning Department of Public Works
(951) 922-3134
San Luis Obispo Courtney Howard
San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
(805) 781-1016
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Mark Norton
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
(951) 354-4221
Santa Barbara County Brett Stewart
Santa Barbara County Water Agency
(805) 568-3041
Santa Cruz County Tim Carson
Regional Water Management Foundation
(831) 622-2000
South Orange County Watershed Management Area Marilyn Thoms
Orange County Public Works
(714) 955-0610
Southern Sierra Bobby Kamansky
Sequoia Riverlands Trust
(559) 287-3311
Tahoe-Sierra Kim Boyd
Tahoe Resource Conservation District
Lynn Nolan
South Tahoe Public Utility District
(530) 543-1501x109
(530) 543-6215
Tule David De Groot
4 Creeks
(559) 802-3052
Tuolumne-Stanislaus Lindsay Mattos
Tuolumne Co. Resource Conservation District
(209) 559-9066
Upper Feather River Watershed Randy Wilson
Plumas County Flood Control & Water Control District
(530) 283-6214
Upper Pit River Watershed Stacey Hafen
Nor-Cal NEVA RC&D Council
(530) 233-4314x114
Upper Sacramento-McCloud Geoff Harkness
City Councilmember
(530) 926-7510
Upper Santa Clara River Rick Viergutz
Castaic Lake Water Agency
(661) 297-1600
Upper Santa Margarita Justin Hassley
Rancho California Water District
(951) 296-6942
Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County Sue Hughes
Ventura County
(805) 654-3836
Westside-San Joaquin Ara Azhderian
San Luis Delta-Mendota W.A.
(209) 826-9696
Westside (Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa) Chris Lee
Westside Public Information Coordinator
(707) 455-1105
Yosemite-Mariposa Melinda Barrett
Mariposa Co. Resource Conservation District
(559) 580-0944
Yuba County Scott Matyac
Yuba County Water Agency
(530) 741-6278x117
DWR's IRWM Grant Programs

DWR's IRWM Grant Programs are managed within the Division of IRWM, Financial Assistance Branch, with assistance from DWR’s regional offices. The IRWM Grant Programs include IRWM funding for planning, disadvantaged community involvement, implementation, and companion grant programs that support sustainable groundwater planning and water-energy programs and projects. To stay informed on these programs sign up to receive IRWM emails. Information on additional DWR financial assistance programs, please check the DWR funding page.

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