California faces serious funding gaps in five key areas of water management-including safe drinking water in small, disadvantaged communities; flood protection; management of stormwater and other polluted runoff; aquatic ecosystem management; and integrated water management. These gaps amount to $2 billion to $3 billion a year. But bold efforts by state and local leaders can pave the way to sustainable solutions for California’s critical water resources.
Appendix A. The Legal Framework
Data Set: State General Obligation Bond Spending on Water