News Archive

Robyn Grimm, PhD, Named as New CEO of the California Water Data Consortium

July 16th, 2024

Sacramento, CA – The California Water Data Consortium is excited to welcome Robyn Grimm, PhD, as its new chief executive officer, effective August 1. Dr. Grimm brings her extensive experience in water research, policy, and data infrastructure to the role, aiming to drive innovative solutions for California’s pressing water data challenges. Read more

Groundwater Accounting Platform Offers Data-Driven Solution for the American West

May 28th, 2024

Sacramento – As the American West faces intensifying water challenges, water managers, landowners, and water users are increasingly turning to the Groundwater Accounting Platform (Platform) as a data-driven tool that enables them to track water availability and usage with user-friendly dashboards and workflows. The Platform is now available throughout California to support sustainable groundwater management […] Read more

Consortium Bids Farewell to Founding CEO

March 15th, 2024

I am writing today to provide you with an important update from the California Water Data Consortium. Our extraordinary founding CEO Tara Moran has announced that she will be stepping down from the organization to tend to family matters. Read more

California Water Data Consortium Summer 2023 Newsletter

September 20th, 2023

View the California Water Data Consortium’s inaugural newsletter where we share updates on our work, summarize recent water data or governance related discussions, and highlight upcoming events, resources, and job or contracting opportunities. Sign up to receive future future editions by entering your contact details in the “subscribe” form at the bottom of this page. Read more

How are the institutions that California Water Data Consortium Steering Committee Members represent reaching communities and how can the Consortium support this work?

August 22nd, 2023

Earlier this year, the California Water Data Consortium’s Steering Committee, which supports  programmatic work, discussed how the institutions that they work for are reaching communities, how the Consortium can support this work, and set near-term priorities for the Consortium. This discussion was guided by a recently released draft memo outlining short and long-term opportunities for […] Read more

CWDC featured in special edition of DWR Data News

August 16th, 2023

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released a special edition newsletter dedicated to the California Water Data Consortium. The newsletter provides information on the Consortium’s purpose, funding, and governance structure. Read more

The California Water Data Consortium Welcomes Three New Members to its Board of Directors

May 17th, 2023

Contact: Tara Moran, President and CEO, California Water Data Consortium,, 650-796-2546    The California Water Data Consortium (Consortium), a nonprofit organization that supports cross-sector collaboration to ensure high-quality, accessible water data for the benefit of everyone living and working in California, is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors. The new […] Read more