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Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County

Welcome to the website for the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County (WCVC). The coalition is comprised of a consortium of local cities, wholesale and retail water agencies, special districts, the County of Ventura, and non-governmental agencies interested in promoting and implementing integrated regional water management planning efforts in Ventura County.

The primary objectives of the WCVC are to:

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is an approach to managing water and related resources that was established with the passage of Proposition 50 in 2002 and Proposition 84 in 2006. This approach integrates on a regional level the many facets of water resources management, such as water supply, water quality, flood management, ecosystem health, and recreation through enhanced collaboration across geographic and political boundaries and diverse stakeholder groups. Forty nine IRWM “regions” have been formed across California to develop plans that identify water management challenges, resolve conflicts over the best use of resources, bridge gaps in data, find common ground, and seek innovative solutions among stakeholders. The Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County (WCVC) IRWM Region, which encompasses the majority of Ventura County, was formed to serve as the “region” responsible for IRWM planning and implementation. The Region has been very successful in bringing diverse interests together to manage water resources on a regional level.

A significant motivation for formation of these new regions has been the availability of substantial grant funding which leverages local funds for project implementation. The grant funds have helped our area enhance the availability of clean water supplies for the benefit of people and the environment, to protect communities from flood damage, and provide access to water-related recreation opportunities.


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