California Environmental Flows Workgroup

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This technical subcommittee is comprised of scientists from academia, agencies, research organizations, and non-governmental organizations and is focused on developing technical tools and products necessary to development of ecological flows and inform environmental flow management. This includes developing specific methods, research strategies and science-based technical approaches. The group may develop products such as:

    • Analytical frameworks
    • Classification systems
    • Assessment tools
    • Technical guidance documents
    • Modeling approaches and models
    • Databases
    • Statistical analysis of patterns and relationships

The products produced by this subcommittee are used by the larger Environmental Flows Workgroup to meet their objectives of supporting agency decision making.

The technical subcommittee is currently comprised of scientists and engineers from the following agencies and organizations:

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Utah State University
  • Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • California Trout
  • US Geological Survey
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • State Water Resources Control Board (principal funding agency)

More Information

For additional information on the California Environmental Flows Workgroup, please email:
Dan Schultz at or
Robert Holmes at

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