Racial Equity at the Water Boards

Racial equity is a Water Boards’ priority. We are working toward a future where race no longer predicts a person’s access to water or the quality of water resources they receive, where race does not predict professional outcomes for our employees, and where we consistently consider racial equity impacts before we make decisions.

The Lahontan Water Board is committed to ensuring that every Californian in the Lahontan Region enjoys equitable protection from environmental harm. Through public and employee engagement, we are working toward better understanding the needs of the communities in the Lahontan Region, providing equitable access to resources and services, confronting barriers to progress, and incorporating diverse perspectives into program and policies to ensure that our work equitably benefits everyone, regardless of race.


The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) invites public comment on the Draft Resolution No. R6-2024-0010 Condemning Racism, Xenophobia, Bigotry, and Racial Injustice and Strengthening Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Access, and Anti-Racism in the Lahontan Region (Draft Racial Equity Resolution) and Staff Report on the Draft Racial Equity Resolution for Lahontan Region. The Water Board is scheduled to review and consider approval of the Draft Racial Equity Resolution at the August 21-22, 2024, Board Meeting.

Please submit comments, edits, and suggestions before June 24, 2024, so they may be given full consideration towards the Draft Racial Equity Resolution.

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