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WATER CODE
SECTION 10531



10531.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Water is a valuable natural resource in California, and should
be managed to ensure the availability of sufficient supplies to meet
the state's agricultural, domestic, industrial, and environmental
needs. It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage local
agencies to work cooperatively to manage their available local and
imported water supplies to improve the quality, quantity, and
reliability of those supplies.
   (b) Local agencies can realize efficiencies by coordinating and
integrating their assets and seeking mutual solutions to water
management issues.
   (c) The reliability of water supplies can be significantly
improved by diversifying water portfolios, taking advantage of local
and regional opportunities, and considering a broad variety of water
management strategies as described in the California Water Plan.
   (d) The implementation of this part will facilitate the
development of integrated regional water management plans, thereby
assisting each region of the state to improve water supply
reliability, water quality, and environmental stewardship to meet
current and future needs.
   (e) Water management is integrally linked to public health and the
health of all natural resources within our watersheds. It is the
intent of the Legislature that water management strategies and
projects are carried out in a way that promotes these important
public values.