Family Water Alliance develops coalitions of diverse groups and interests to resolve conflicts, and find solutions that are beneficial to agriculture, fisheries and wildlife. Working together with stakeholders, local and state agencies, and environmental interests, leads to balanced policy development.
Realizing that “fish in the river means water on the land,” FWA coordinates and manages a fish screen project to assist agricultural water diverters in California and Oregon. The working relationship between FWA, landowners, and federal and state agencies has led to the installation of 45 successful fish screen. Participating farmers are able to enhance the fishery through screening, while simultaneously protecting agricultural diversions from conflicts with the Endangered Species Act.