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:
- Build relationships between agricultural representatives and environmental and public interests to reduce polarization and increase support for sound water management on farms.
- Develop a unified set of principles that can underlie long-term solutions.
- Create recommendations for decision makers and the general public on balanced solutions to tough water issues.
- Package recommendations in formats appropriate for the intended audiences.
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.