Welcome to the
San Joaquin Valley Leadership Forum
What is the Forum and
Why Was it Established?
The San Joaquin Valley Water Leadership Forum is an organization that has evolved into existence over the last seven years as the debate over the management of our valley's precious water resources has intensified with no solutions within sight.
Who are the members of the Forum?
The Forum is a nonpartisan collaboration that consists of farmers, businesses, community leaders, environmentalists, researchers and others who work on water issues every day.
What is the political and economic environment as it
relates to water and other pressing issues in our Valley?
Today California faces a multi-billion structural budget deficit. There is a need to develop cost effective and innovative approaches toward regional self-sufficiency when it comes to managing our precious water resources in the San Joaquin Valley-moving away from our dependency of Delta water.
What makes the Forum different from other groups in
our valley working on pressing issues such as water?
We don't see ourselves as "different." In fact, we look to other groups as model organizations who are working hard to build a better future for the San Joaquin Valley. The Forum has adopted many of those same values and principles that have been a positive driving force for the many regional initiatives currently underway.
What can move California towards a more sustainable
and brighter future when it comes to water?
This can occur through an open and transparent collaboration such as the SJVWL Forum with as much stakeholder involvement as possible. . Read more...