The people of California further find and declare that the
growth in population of the state and the impacts of climate change
pose significant challenges. These challenges must be addressed
through careful planning and through improvements in land use and
water management that both reduce contributions to global warming and
improve the adaptability of our water and flood control systems.
Improvements include better integration of water supply, water
quality, flood control and ecosystem protection, as well greater
water use efficiency and conservation to reduce energy consumption.