Guide to California Water

Wonder where your water comes from, how it’s moved and stored, and how supplies are impacted by a changing climate? Check out our water 101.


Wet Year Means Groundwater Gains for Central Valley

Learn about how one Valley grower is recharging groundwater in partnership with the Madera Irrigation District, thanks to California's recent precipitation bounty.


Watershed Moment for Newsom Administration

A new administration means new opportunities to work toward clean, safe water for all Californians, and we'll be right there to help meet the challenge.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Big Wins for California’s Environment, People

Since 1993, we’ve united Californians – farmers, industry, government and conservationists – like no other to protect the state’s land, air and water. Common ground is more vital than ever, so join us in building powerful alliances for a thriving California.


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Our donors make it possible for us to unite people in solving California's toughest environmental challenges. Join us in helping California thrive!


“Sustainable Conservation is a standout among its peers for taking the time to understand the issues farmers face, crafting solutions which benefit everyone and endure over the long-haul.”

Paul Sousa, Environmental Services Director Western United Dairymen

"There's no other organization that has Sustainable Conservation's track record of catalyzing the farming community to solve California's pressing environmental issues."

Craig McNamara President, Calif. State Board of Food & Agriculture; Owner, Sierra Orchards

"Sustainable Conservation's power isn't just in bringing very different stakeholders - like industry, government and landowners - to the table. It's keeping them there until problems are fixed for good."

Kim Delfino Calif. Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife

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Sustainable Conservation excels at delivering the greatest impact with every contribution – real, lasting change for our environment and people. They have been a tremendous investment for the Foundation in building a better future for California.”

— Laurie Dachs, President and Vice Chair,
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation