Since its inception in 2010, the CRWFS has organized its work into modules, each focused on key areas of opportunity in California's water and food supply systems. The first module focused on the concept of agricultural water stewardship. The group then examined options for storing water using a retention framework. Most recently, members of the CRWFS completed two pieces describing the connectivity approach, which provides a whole-systems framework to guide water management decisions, and applied the connectivity approach to reveal strategies for advancing groundwater sustainability.
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The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply’s latest report Applying the Connectivity Approach: Groundwater Management in California's Kings Basin identifies opportunities for improved connectivity in groundwater management planning and implementation in the state.More
From Crisis to Connectivity: Renewed Thinking About Managing California’s Water and Food Supply describes the connectivity approach, which provides a whole-systems framework for our water management decisions. The accompanying booklet, Applying the Connectivity Approach: Water and Food Supply Projects in California that Connect, Link, and Engage, features existing efforts that already generate the sorts of connected-benefit solutions described in the report.More
From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs provides a consensus framework for guiding efforts to improve storage options and a set of high-priority actions towards improving California’s water management.More
Ag Water Stewardship: Recommendations to Optimize Outcomes for Specialty Crop Growers and the Public in California
Agricultural Water Stewardship: Recommendations to Optimize Outcomes for Specialty Crop Growers and the Public in California outlines an agricultural water stewardship framework, including a set of specific recommendations to help inform water policy and programs in California.More