Water and Climate Change

Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. The state is addressing these impacts through mitigation and adaption measures to ensure that Californians have an adequate water supply, reliable flood control and healthy ecosystems now and in the future. The energy used in moving treating and heating water is also a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.

For Adaptation Information:

For More Information:

If you have additional questions, contact:

Department of Water Resources (DWR)
John T. Andrew, P.E., Assistant Deputy Director
climatechange@water.ca.gov
916-651-9657

State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Eric Oppenheimer, Division Chief
Office of Research, Planning and Performance
eoppenheimer@waterboards.ca.gov
916-445-5960