Governor Newsom Issues an Executive Order Directing State Agencies to Develop a Water Resilience Portfolio
The governor has outlined his administrations approach to tackling one of the most critical issues in our state.
From the press release:
The order directs the secretaries of the California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to identify and assess a suite of complementary actions to ensure safe and resilient water supplies, flood protection and healthy waterways for the state’s communities, economy and environment.
A fact sheet can be found here.
The governor’s office has launched a web site for information and to collect input: http://resources.ca.gov/initiatives/water-resilience/
Find the full text of the order here.
The agencies are forming a working group tasked with assessing conditions and supplies, collecting public input via workshops, and is expected to submit a draft portfolio later this year.