Climate Change, Energy, and Emissions
We see mitigating and adapting to climate change as a business and societal imperative. From wildfires to droughts, the effects of climate change impact the health of our communities and our operations. While we continue to identify and mitigate the risks of climate change on our business, we also recognize an opportunity to reduce our contributions to climate change, and prepare for resilience in the face of it. Our climate strategy focuses on mitigation and adaptation across our value chain—in sourcing, treatment and distribution, and community engagement. Some of the ways we are executing on this strategy include protecting the reliability and resilience of essential water resources, maximizing the efficiency of our water system, helping our customers conserve water, and minimizing our carbon footprint.
Climate Change Risk Assessment & Adaptation Framework
To understand the impact of climate change on our supply reliability, operations, and assets, California Water Service (Cal Water) collaborated with ICF to develop a comprehensive Climate Change Risk Assessment & Adaptation Framework. The report identifies and prioritizes climate-driven risks to Cal Water facilities, operations, and water supply portfolio. It also projects and assesses changes to the water supply and demand for Cal Water resources. This allows Cal Water to more effectively:
- Develop adaptation strategies that reduce the impact of climate change on our operations
- Prioritize infrastructure investments that increase resiliency
- Monitor and address risks to disadvantaged and vulnerable communities
View the full executive summary