Breaking News: SCWC Responds to Governor Newsom's State of the State Address
February 12, 2019

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address as the 40th Governor of California. Governor Newsom spoke to lawmakers and all Californians, sharing insights on where we’ve been, and looking ahead at where we’re going over the next four years. In his address, the Governor announced his plans to move forward with the WaterFix project, using a single tunnel approach. California WaterFix will modernize and upgrade a vital water delivery system, securing a reliable supply for future generations.  

“The California dream can’t be achieved without water — thank you, Governor Newsom, for taking action and recognizing that a state as big and diverse as California needs a balanced, portfolio approach to water supply management to meet the needs of the future. We are all united in a battle against the impacts of climate change, and building California WaterFix will ensure we can move water efficiently throughout the state and secure reliability for millions of Californians — even amidst climate whiplash. Southern California is proud to be on the front lines of innovative solutions, from WaterFix to local water supply projects; now we must to lean in with a new sense of urgency and continue doing the work necessary to advance change for future generations of Californians.”

Charles Wilson
Executive Director
Southern California Water Coalition


Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state’s water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Ventura and Kern counties, the SCWC’s members include representatives from business, government, agriculture, water agencies, labor and the general public. Visit us at and find us on Facebook.