Data is essential to help Californias farmers, businesses and communities monitor and manage water resources more effectively. Promising data solutions exist—but policy barriers prevent their adoption in municipal, agricultural and industrial markets. A supportive policy environment is vital to foster a market for water innovation. 

IH2Os second annual California Water Policy Challenge aims to strengthen the quality of water management by accelerating the development of water data innovations and technologies.

Submissions are welcomed from academia, NGOs, the private sector and government. We encourage applicants to apply as teams, identifying suitable partners to support a proposal towards implementation. 

Application Deadline: November 7, 2016

Register today to receive the complete application materials


AG Kawamura Solutions from the Land Andrew Fahlund The Water Foundation Buzz Thompson Stanford University Caitrin Chappelle Public Policy Institute of California Frank Loge UC Davis Hank Giclas Western Growers Heather Cooley Pacific Institute Jennifer Persike ACWA Kevin Klowden Milken Institute Mary Ann Dickinson Alliance for Water Efficiency Martha Davis Inland Empire Utilities Ron Gastelum Water Conservation Partners Peter Yolles WaterSmart Software


“Imagine H2O’s approach allows us to identify practical, intelligent policy solutions that can get water technology deployed in California.”
— Buzz Thompson, Professor at Stanford Law School and Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment