We appreciate your interest in solving California's greatest water challenges. We invite you to fully consider the requirements and criteria in the Participant Profile, and we welcome applications from all candidates who see themselves in this profile. The application for cohort 1 closed January 17, 2018 but we are still accepting applications for future cohorts.

Over the next ten years, California will make decisions that critically define our ability to manage water through extreme hydrological conditions. Now more than ever, the state needs leaders who can cross boundaries, connect resources, and choose bold action that serves California’s communities, farms, and nature.

The Water Solutions Network seeks to empower these leaders and their organizations. The network will connect and support individuals who value engaging all stakeholders and bridging differences to generate new solutions. The first cohort of up to 24 people will start to meet in April 2018 to discuss how to use their individual and collective creativity, energy, and resources to tackle our most pressing water challenges. Program costs will be underwritten by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

For more details on the curriculum and network outcomes you can download the Network Curriculum & Outcomes Overview

Ready to apply? Begin the application form here.