About Us

Cartoon of the CWDC's mission, goals, principles and projects

Founded in 2019, to support state agency implementation of the Open and Transparent Water Data Act. The California Water Data Consortium is committed to creating a resilient and equitable water future where open and accessible data inform all water management decisions in California.

Read more about the California Water Data Consortium in our Mission, Vision, Goals, and Guiding Principles document and workplan (Appendix A).

Draft Community Engagement Memo: In 2023, the California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) released a draft memo outlining short- and long-term opportunities for the California Water Data Consortium to support community engagement. The draft memo synthesizes findings from a Consortium outreach initiative that drew from interviews and public hearings to better understand where community-informed insights could be brought into the Consortium’s projects, operations, and governance structures.