California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year  2019-20 

Key Functional Categories

FY 2020-21 Targets

Performance Targets

Performance measurement and reporting is an important component of a complete system of performance management needed to demonstrate how well programs or strategies are working. Information obtained through better performance measurement and program evaluation provides insight that enables us to understand and replicate successes, and continuously improve programs. To this end, the Water Boards establish annual performance targets for key output measures. In effect, these targets are goals that establish measurable levels of performance to be achieved within a specified time period. Targets are jointly established by the Regional Water Boards and the State Water Board. The targets for FY 2019-20 were derived with a consideration of each Regional Water Board's accomplishments during past years, current priorities, and available resources.

Starting in FY 2011-12, the Water Boards began implementing a systematic target setting approach that is based on available resources and uniform cost factors for key workload outputs. This target setting approach is now used to set targets for the NPDES Wastewater, Stormwater, Waste Discharge to Land, and Land Disposal programs. A description of this target setting approach is contained in the Water Board's 2012 Resource Alignment Report. Our results for FY 2019-20 and our new targets for the current fiscal year can be accessed through the links below.