California Coastal Beach Workgroups

The aim to bring stakeholders from all sectors together to discuss local beach monitoring programs, new technologies, and water quality monitoring regulations. The goal is to protect public health and the environment through feasible and cost-effective means. There are two workgroups, northern and southern, with a region-specific focus. Everyone is welcome to attend either or both. Meetings are typically held bi-annually in May and November.

Announcement: November 2024 Coastal Beach Water Quality Workgroup Meeting - To Be Announced

Past Joint California Coastal Beach Water Quality Workgroup Meetings

Northern California Coastal Beach Water Quality Workgroup

  • Date & Time Coastal Beach Monitoring Workgroups
    • Typically, the first Thursday of May and November from 10am-1pm
  • Location
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Center, located at 7250 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
  • Please check the agenda for exact dates and times
  • Northern California Agendas and presentations

Southern California Beach Monitoring Workgroup

  • Date & Time
    • Typically, the third Wednesday of May and November from 9:30am-2pm
  • Location
    • Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) office, located at 3535 Harbor Blvd, Suite 110, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Please check the agenda for exact dates and times
  • Southern California Agendas and presentations

Email Subscription

To be added or removed from the email list(s), visit the Water Board Subscription page.

  • Choose "General Interests,"
  • Under "Monitoring Council Workgroups & My Water Quality Portals...," select "California Coastal Beach Water Quality Workgroup,"
  • Select northern, southern, or both.

Contact Information

Please send any comments or questions to the California Coastal Beach Monitoring Program email at

Related Workgroups

The two Beach Water Quality Workgroups are part of the larger Safe-to-Swim Network which also includes the Inland Beach Monitoring Workgroup. The Safe-to-Swim Workgroup aims to look at statewide beach water quality issues and the policies and procedures that affect their management. The Safe-to-Swim Workgroup, the Inland Beaches Workgroup, and the two Beach Water Quality Workgroups reside within the California Water Quality Management Council.


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