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.


State Water Board’s Racial Equity Action Plan: 2023 Annual Update

The State Water Board completed its first year of implementing its Racial Equity Action Plan. The 2023 Annual Update is available that documents what progress was made toward the 53 actions prioritized for 2023 through 2025:

The annual update was discussed at the March 5, 2024, State Water Board meeting as an informational item. The Board received public comments and feedback on action plan implementation. No formal action was taken.

The State Water Board’s Racial Equity Action Plan is a compilation of goals, actions, and metrics intended to advance efforts to create a future where we equitably preserve, enhance, and restore California’s water resources and drinking water for all Californians, regardless of race, and where Water Board employees reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of California.

  Interactive Report


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  Resolution & Actions

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  Information & Resources

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Water Boards Racial Equity Contact Information

Talk to us. Email us. Let us know what you think.

  For questions, please email: racialequity@waterboards.ca.gov.

  If you require the translation of documents, please contact us at 916-322-4265 or opp-contact@waterboards.ca.gov.

  Stay informed

Email Subscription List

To receive updates on the Water Board’s racial equity work, subscribe to the Environmental Justice and Racial Equity email list.

Check your email account for a confirmation email to complete your subscription.

Información de Contacto para Equidad Racial de las Juntas del Agua

Háblanos. Envíanos un correo electrónico. Dinos que piensas.

  Para preguntas, envía un mensaje a: racialequity@waterboards.ca.gov.

  Si necesita traducción de documentos, contáctenos al 916-322-4265 o en opp-contact@waterboards.ca.gov.

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Lista de subscripción de correo electrónico

Para recibir noticias sobre las actividades de la Junta del Agua en materia de equidad racial, suscríbase a las siguientes listas de distribución de correo electrónico: Justicia Ambiental y Equidad Racial.

Vea su correo electrónico la confirmación que se le envió para completar su suscripción.