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California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply is a forum for select leaders at the intersection of agriculture and water management to uncover obstacles, identify strategic and widely accepted solutions, and generate recommendations to assure a reliable, long-term supply of water to California’s agricultural producers while optimizing other beneficial uses of water. The Roundtable is a space where these thoughtful and committed leaders can engage in a facilitated, off-the-record dialogue where creativity and wisdom can flourish, and new thinking and paths forward for sound water management can emerge.

The Roundtable aims to:

The Roundtable is addressing several key areas of opportunity. The first module focused on the concept of agricultural water stewardship. The group then examined options for storing water using a retention framework. The work of the Roundtable is cataloged under the Action tab at the left side of the page.

Recent News


CRWFS Releases Report on Water: From Storage to Retention

Nov. 2012 The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply released From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs.

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CRWFS Releases Ag Water Stewardship Recommendations

June 2011 On June 22, the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply released a set of recommendations to shift thinking and spur appropriate action to balance the water needs of both farms and aquatic ecosystems.

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