C-WIN's primary strategies for achieving its goals include:
1) Ensuring adequate fresh water flows through the Delta and in upstream rivers to protect and restore public trust resources such as open water ecosystems and salmon fisheries.
Deformed ducklings, Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, 1984.
2) Stopping poor irrigation practices from poisoning land, wetlands, rivers, streams,and wildlife.
3) Ensuring that decisions about water allocation are transparent, just, and in accord with principles of environmental protection.