Our Vision

Equitable and sustainable water policy for all Californians.

 
 

Mission: The California Water Impact Network is a non-profit, tax exempt California corporation that advocates for the just and environmentally sustainable use of California’s water, including instream flows and groundwater reserves, through research, planning, public education, media outreach, and litigation.

"C-WIN is the only organization fighting for the equitable distribution of California’s water. They have achieved remarkable results…and will not compromise bedrock principles.”

Huey Johnson, former California Secretary of Resources

C-WIN has a proven track record of success defending the rights of the public for California’s water resources.

In July 2016, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny substantiated C-WIN’s conclusion that Governor Brown’s plan to divert water from the California Delta watershed did not conform to state law, containing only “recommendations” for water export flows - not clear, quantifiable and enforceable targets. The plan was halted for 1-2 years.

The C-WIN team authored the groundbreaking Santa Barbara Report. It demonstrated that the proposed Delta Plan had the potential to bankrupt cities reliant on water from the California Delta watershed. This report gave C-WIN a seat at the table with the County Board of Supervisors, four regional water agencies and Governor Brown’s special advisor for the Delta, Bruce Babbitt. The report was put into evidence at the State Water Resources Control Board hearings to stop the building of the Tunnels.

Since reviewing the Santa Barbara Report in 2012, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has held off extending their State Water Contracts. If extended, these contracts would allow the state to isssue new revenue bonds to cover major project costs without a vote from the people.

 

 

 
 
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endorsements

ENVIRONMENT

California Water Impact Network
Sierra Club
Center for Biological Diversity
Restore the Delta
Planning and Conservation League
Environmental Water Caucus
Southern California Watershed Alliance
AquAlliance
California Save Our Streams Council
Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance
Environmental Protection Information Center

CONSUMER & PUBLIC INTEREST

Food & Water Watch
Women’s International League for Peace and
Freedom
Earth Democracy Group

FISHING

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Northern California Council Federation of Fly Fishers
Fish Sniffer Magazine
California Striped Bass Association – Isleton-Delta Chapter

FARMING & AGRICULTURAL

California State Grange
Agricola Flora and Fauna Ranch

COMMUNITY

East Los Angeles Community Corporation
The River Project
Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Concerned Citizens Water Coalition
Westside Neighborhood Council
Northridge South Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council
Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains
Marin Water Coalition
San Mateo County Democracy for America
Palms Neighborhood Council
Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Marin Democratic Party

BUSINESS

Cole Law Firm
BPF Investments
Dave Hieb Surveying