Water Sustainability Categories

A management system that can nimbly and appropriately respond to changing conditions and that is equitable and representative of the various needs for water in California.
The condition of natural system, including terrestrial systems interacting with aquatic systems through runoff pathways.
The health, economic, and equity benefits realized from a well-managed water system, including management of water withdrawal and water renewal.
The chemical and physical quality of water to meet ecosystem and drinking water standards and requirements.
The availability or provision of water of sufficient quantity and quality to meet water needs for health and economic well-being and functioning.