State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program

SWEEP Sub-Advisory Group

In response to stakeholder request, CDFA’s Environmental Farming Act (EFA) Science Advisory Panel (SAP) has formed an ad hoc sub-advisory group to develop recommendations to address the following questions about SWEEP:

  • The program’s ability to help farmers improve water use efficiency – what’s working well and what might the program seek to improve? How might any future program evolve to help farmers address new resource management challenges?
  • How might any future program improve participation by operations that have historically faced barriers in accessing or utilizing the program?
  • How might promotion and coordination of a program like SWEEP be improved with irrigation districts, groundwater sustainability agencies, USDA-NRCS and other potential partners?

CDFA accepted applications for members of the sub-advisory group from August 5, 2020 through September 7, 2020. At the October 2020 meeting of the EFA SAP the members of the sub-advisory group were recommended for appointment.

Sub Advisory Group Members

Three sub-group meetings were held in January through March of 2021. Meeting materials are linked below.


Draft Report on Recommendations

Three sub-group meetings were held in January through March of 2021. Meeting materials are linked below.