Public Participation

The California Water Boards are committed to engaging impacted communities, stakeholders, California Native American Tribes and the public in our decision-making processes.

As we develop and implement projects and policies, the Water Boards consider a range of views and concerns and provide fair treatment, meaningful involvement and social inclusion for all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or income.

The Office of Public Participation supports this commitment by designing equitable stakeholder engagement processes, providing language assistance, and coordinating with tribal governments.

  Contact Us

Office of Public Participation
1001 I Street, 13th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5254

Language Translation and Interpretation

We speak your language!

We provide:

  • Language interpretation services for public meetings, workshops, and individual meetings with staff.
  • Written translation of documents such as meeting flyers, public notices, fact sheets, executive summaries, and more.
  • Support for a language access complaint if a Water Boards program did not provide or denied language services.

To request our services, email

We will respond to your request within two (2) business days.