FY 2022 Annual Report


Convening stakeholders and developing fresh solutions

Partnerships Yield New Opportunities

As drought conditions worsened, the Water Authority embraced new and expanded partnerships, including the sale of groundwater stored in the Central Valley to help the water-short Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. In addition, the Water Authority partnered with MWD and the state Department of Water Resources to encourage conservation through advertising, media relations and other tactics. The Water Authority also partnered with the City of San Diego to advance the San Vicente Energy Storage Facility, a potential project that would help avoid future blackouts.


State and regional leaders who spoke at a Water Authority news conference to promote enhanced water conservation


Acre-feet of water sold to MWD


State budget funds allocated to advance the San Vicente Energy Storage Facility through initial design, environmental reviews, and federal licensing

Climate, Conservation Initiatives Gain Momentum

The Water Authority advanced partnerships to help address pressing issues such as climate change, water conservation and water education. A new digital workbook was released for elementary school students, the Water Authority was recognized by U.S. EPA as a national leader in water-use efficiency, and the Water Authority teamed up with the County of San Diego to expand conservation offerings. At the same time, the agency continued to support statewide water management solutions through the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


Climate Registry Gold Medallion


Digital water education workbook


Square feet of grass replaced using rebates


US EPA National Water Sense Awards


Local landscape professionals who have participated in the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program