News Archive

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

CWDC highlighted in AWRA Impact Magazine on Drought Resilience

April 20th, 2023

California Water Data Consortium CEO, Tara Moran, is featured in the Mar/Apr issue of AWRA Impact magazine, where she summarizes a conversation with water leaders on the role of water data in stewarding limited water supplies during drought. ” Now more than ever, water managers, policy makers and the public need readily available data to […] Read more

New Report: Putting Data to Work

February 15th, 2023

New Report: Putting Data to Work How better data can help Californians manage drought, floods, agriculture, fisheries, and more SACRAMENTO, California, FEB 15 2023 – The California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) today released a new technical report and policy brief: Putting Data to Work: Why Investing in Water and Ecological Data in California Matters. High-quality, […] Read more

MyAgLife Podcast on Groundwater Accounting Platform

January 12th, 2023

Tara Moran, Consortium CEO, talks with with MyAgLife about the California Water Data Consortium’s  Groundwater Accounting Platform and its value to growers, groundwater sustainability agencies, and others supporting support implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The podcast features Dr. Moran and Steven Springhorn, DWR SGMA’s technical assistance manager, in conversation with MyAgLife’s Taylor Chalstrom. Read more