California Department of Water Resources Sustainability Policy and Guidelines

On Earth Day 2009, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) adopted its first Sustainability Policy, forming the foundation of DWR’s many “greening” activities. This policy outlines the business objectives and actions of making sustainability a criterion in decision-making processes. The policy articulates the goals and directions being taken to be a sustainability leader within State government and the California water community, better stewards of the environment, and to provide cost savings to the State taxpayers through reduced operating costs. Then Director Lester Snowe created a Sustainability Workgroup to develop guidelines to implement this policy, including consideration for climate protection practices.

Publication Date: April 22, 2009

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