Three Water Agencies in California and Washington Pursue Greenhouse Gas Free Water webinar archive
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is a primary water resources agency in Santa Clara County, California. The District manages the county's drinking water resources, provides water to thirteen water retailers, coordinates flood protection for its 1.8 million residents, and serves as a steward of the county's more than 800 miles of streams and 10 district-built reservoirs. The governing Board recognized that climate change not only affects the District's mission of providing a clean, reliable water supply, but District operations also generate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. An internal carbon offset framework was established to account for both carbon footprint and the District's green footprint, including reductions from water conservation, district's investments in local green business program and habitat restoration. This framework defined carbon neutrality in the context of the policy directions provided to date, and provides a mechanism for continuous improvements.
Santa Clara Valley Water District website