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California Data Collaborative

The California Data Collaborative empowers water suppliers through software, data and applied research.

Founded: 2016 by Christopher Tull,
Patrick Atwater (founder emeritus)

  • Program Area

    Environment, Food & Agriculture, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000

Climate change, population growth, aging infrastructure, emerging water contaminants and more all threaten the availability and affordability of a clean, reliable water supply in California. The water managers tasked with battling these challenges often face incomplete and unreliable information, outdated IT systems, and institutional fragmentation that hinder their efforts to plan and react to these uncertain and changing conditions. The CaDC serves as a neutral space for the water industry to collaborate on the creation of open source software, data, standards, and research that support the informed planning and analysis needed to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply in California into an uncertain future.

Funders and Awards

Membership of water supply agencies representing 23 million Californians,
Honored in White House March 2016 Water Summit,
2016 Water Foundation Grant,
2018 Innovative Conservation Program Grant,
Best Urban Tool at 2016 California Water Data Challenge,
Moonshot Award at 2018 California Water Data Challenge,