San Joaquin Valley Water Collaborative Action Program

The San Joaquin Valley Water Collaborative Action Program (CAP) is a coalition developing recommendations for more resilient water and land management in the San Joaquin Valley. Started in 2021, CAP brings together over eighty leaders from the agriculture industry, water agencies, environmental justice organizations, environmental organizations, academia, and state and federal agencies. Collaboration members work to address the Valley’s water challenges through on-the-ground actions and collective efforts to implement laws like the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which mandates groundwater sustainability by 2040, and the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP), which provides resources to manage the associated land use changes as SGMA is implemented. CAP aims to support multiple efforts across the Valley by identifying ways to overcome barriers and accelerate action that benefits all interests.