Mini-Series Workshop One


Santa Ana Watershed Ambassador Program

Virtual Mini-Series

Guest Speaker:
Daniel Cozad
General Manager, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District


During the workshop, participants learned about the history of conflict and reconciliation in the watershed and how this relates to current integrated planning approaches. We identified key water risks and opportunities for the region and explored the role of historically underrepresented communities in watershed planning.


To makeup Workshop 1: Getting to Know Your Watershed, watch the recordings below. If you would like to watch the entire workshop, click here.


In order to get certified, you will need to submit the Workshop 1 Worksheet to Click here to access the Word Doc version.


Don’t forget to complete the Workshop Evaluation!



Featured Websites

Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)

Formed in 1968 as a joint power authority under California law. SAWPA focuses on a broad range of water resource issues including water supply reliability, water quality improvement, recycled water, wastewater treatment, groundwater management, brine disposal, and integrated regional planning.

One Water, One Watershed (OWOW)

The Program encourages integrated management of water resources and provides funding for multi-benefit projects that support watershed sustainability.


Growing Water Smart Program (GWS)

Growing Water Smart (GWS), a joint-program of the Sonoran Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s Babbitt Center, is addressing a critical need by training and assisting communities to use land and water most efficiently as they grow and redevelop so people, nature and industry can thrive.

Expressions of interest

Currently seeking funding to train and assist communities in California. To sponsor a Growing Water Smart Workshop in a community you care about, contact Atley Keller at


Funding Navigation

Offers funding opportunities for local governments and communities across California. The resources are categorized into eight Project Types. Additionally, our technical assistance team offers  direct assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for the newsletter here.


A Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, mobility, and COVID-19 response.


Interactive Systems Map 

A map of where members of the Water Foundation Groundwater Leadership Forum are working.

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