The Southern California Water Coalition (SCWC) - established in 1984 - is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state's water resources. Through measured advocacy, SCWC works to ensure the health and reliability of Southern California's water supply.
Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Imperial counties, SCWC's approximately 175 member organizations include leaders from business, regional and local government, agricultural groups, labor unions, environmental organizations, water agencies, as well as the general public.
The diversity of our membership sets SCWC apart and enhances our influence, giving us the unique ability to take an all-inclusive approach to our efforts as we facilitate productive dialogue and build consensus to solve California's most critical water issues.
SCWC's membership, approximately 200 organizations strong and growing daily, spans across Southern California, from Kern and Ventura down to San Diego and Imperial counties. Our members represent water interests and stakeholders from a multitude of interest areas – public and private – allowing SCWC to fully engage on California's most critical water issues. This diversity allows SCWC to create a comprehensive and authoritative dialogue to build a safe, reliable water future for California.
SCWC is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of California’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders from the business, agriculture, regional and local government and water sectors. The Board also includes the chairs of each SCWC Task Force, our issue-based committees.
SCWC staff and consultants provide the leadership and attentive administration necessary to ensure our organization stays on top of California's rapidly developing water issues, and provides individual attention to the important needs of each and every SCWC member.
SCWC is an authoritative leader on a wide array of California water issues. To accomplish this goal effeciently and effectively SCWC's work is guided by Task Forces designated to certain issue areas. Task Forces meet regularly to develop policy, adopt positions, plan events, and track emerging industry issues. The SCWC Board of Trustees creates the groups, and appoints each voting member.