California Water Action Plan: Analysis & Findings by the California Roundtable on Water & Food Supply
The California Roundtable on Water & Food Supply (CRWFS) completed an extensive review of the California Water Action Plan (WAP). Utilizing their holistic framework, the Connectivity Approach, CRWFS produced a white paper identifying major strengths and opportunities for implementing the WAP in a more integrated and adaptive manner for this Administration and beyond.
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.
A Call to Action to Preserve California Agricultural Land describes a suite of policy recommendations for slowing the rate of farmland conversion.
SHELTER + MOBILITY: Recommendations for California’s Specialty Crop Ag Workforce offers a set of concrete recommendations to stakeholders on how they can act to increase housing and transportation resources for specialty crop workers, increase their access to jobs in the sector, and sustain the industry.
Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes: Perspectives and Recommendations summarizes the perspectives conveyed by stakeholder groups, identifies areas of agreement among the groups, and presents recommendations for constructively addressing key regulatory challenges in both the short and long term.
Project: Regulations Affecting Agriculture
Policy Considerations for Managing Agricultural Nitrogen to Reduce Groundwater Contamination in California
Policy Considerations for Managing Agricultural Nitrogen to Reduce Groundwater Contamination in California communicates both a set of key facts important to building policy regarding nitrate in the agricultural context, and a set of key considerations to support effective policy-making.
Guidelines for Creating Effective Ecosystem Services Incentive Programs and Policy is a synthesis of best practices to support ecosystem service programs in developing successful and comprehensive conservation incentives.
Producing, Distributing, and Consuming Healthy Local Food: Ingredients for a Sustainable Food System
The San Mateo County Food System Alliance’s policy brief Producing, Distributing, and Consuming Healthy Local Food: Ingredients for a Sustainable Food System provides recommendations for a healthy food system applicable to any community.
Garden-Based Learning Call-to-Action urges the community to join the San Mateo Food System Alliance’s goal to establish a garden in every school.
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.
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.
The Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan provides a road map with shared community vision and goals for Sonoma County's local food system.
Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance
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.
The Guiding Principles for National Food Safety Programs for Produce includes 10 principles for safe and sustainable produce to protect public health.
Agriculture Principles for a National Climate Program were developed to guide the formulation of a national climate policy that gives agricultural producers a fair opportunity to participate in a carbon offsets program, conservation programs, and other performance-based incentive mechanisms.