The Mission of the Environmental Water Caucus is to achieve comprehensive, sustainable water management solutions for all Californians. EWC and its members employ political, legal and economic strategies to restore ecological health, improve water quality and protect public trust values throughout the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta estuary and the Central Valley/Sierra Nevada watersheds.
The EWC was formed in 1991. Active members include most groups advocating for equitable and sustainable California water resource use. The major policies advocated by the EWC are described in the "Strategic Goals and Recommended Actions" of the EWC California Water Solutions Now report and in the actions described in the updated solutions plan titled "A Sustainable Water Plan for California."
The Environmental Water Caucus submitted formal comments on the Governor's Tunnels Plan Environmental Impact Report/Statement on Janury 27, 2017. The comments reveal that the State agencies have cherry-picked the data to support their cause and that the tunnels (the so-called California WaterFix) will irreversibly damage the Delta Ecosystem, impact environmental justice communtities, all at unknown financial cost because after years of planning, there is still no financing plan for the tunnels. Read the full comments here.EWC proposes Plan B to the Delta Tunnels
The Environmental Water Caucus has proposed an alternative to the Delta Tunnels that provides jobs and enhances water security. Read about it here.Dams are NOT the Answer to Drought