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EDWA works to ensure that local, state, and federal partners are coordinated in planning for the county’s current water needs and future demands. Our state and federal legislative platform is the basis for our efforts to educate decisionmakers about the county’s unique water supply challenges and to advocate for resources and support for EDWA’s priority programs. We also serve as a convener and information resource, providing messaging and materials about countywide water resource issues and management.

Communication and Advocacy Activities

EDWA hosts bi-annual Plenary sessions in the spring and the fall for thought leaders from water and energy utilities, federal, state, local, and Tribal governments, watershed managers, business groups, and community organizations to collaborate on modernizing water resource management in the county. Panel and breakout discussions focus on building community resilience and the nexus among drought, wildfire, water supply and watershed management challenges throughout the county. The Charter for Countywide Water Plenary guides the Plenary scope and activities.

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EDWA collaborates with partners at levels of government to ensure El Dorado County is included in water policy and funding decisions. We are a leading voice at the local level and engage in state advocacy efforts to advance El Dorado County's priority water-related issues. We also work with lobbyists in Washington D.C. and regularly travel to Capitol Hill to engage in meetings with federal policymakers.

Listed below are several of our partners:

Public Water Agencies

Cities and Towns

Unincorporated Towns

County of El Dorado

Regional Groups

Agriculture Interests



Non-Governmental Organizations