The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

California Dept. of Water Resources

Planning for Change: California Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Summit

On 17- 19 September 2019, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is holding a summit and workshop to showcase current case studies they are leading using bottom-up vulnerability assessment procedures.

The intent of the summit is to foster a discussion about moving from the ambition and vision in Governor Gavin Newsom's April 2019 executive order promoting water resilience, specifically through the use of multi-purpose, collaborative planning under climate change and other uncertain stressors. The press release and executive order from Governor Newsom can be read here:

Registration is required for the summit; both registration and a draft agenda are available here:

A two-day workshop follows the summit and is designed to share experiences around investments and planning under deep uncertainty. More information about both events can be found by contacting