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State Water Contractors’ Response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State, Commitment to Water Reliability
State Water Contractors’ Response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State, Commitment to Water Reliability
12 February 2019

State Water Contractors’ Response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State, Commitment to Water Reliability


Sacramento, CAGovernor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address as the 40th governor of California. Governor Newsom addressed lawmakers and all Californians as he laid out his vision for the next four years and support for a forward-thinking, portfolio approach to water supply management that includes upgrading infrastructure to improve conveyance and investing in local supply projects to address the impacts of climate change and population growth — while protecting the Delta ecosystems.


“We agree with the Governor: the status quo is not an option and we must move past the old binaries that have dominated water conversations for decades. We are grateful that Gov. Newsom recognizes the need to invest in infrastructure to move water throughout the state, diversify California’s water supply and protect the environment. We look forward to turning shovels on this much-needed project in partnership with this Administration.”

Jennifer Pierre
General Manager
State Water Contractors

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The State Water Contractors is a statewide, non-profit association of 29 public agencies from Northern, Central and Southern California that purchase water under contract from the California State Water Project. Collectively the State Water Contractors deliver water to more than 27 million residents throughout the state and more than 750,000 acres of agricultural land. For more information on the State Water Contractors, please visit www.swc.org

SWC_Press Statement_Governor's Support for CA WaterFix_2.12.19 - FINAL.pdf