BACWA Collaboratives

BACWA provides funding for collaborative partnerships and projects that help members fulfill regulatory requirements and conserve resources while also benefiting the San Francisco Bay and its residents. Below are links to entities that are supported by BACWA.



Every two years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges. The State of the Estuary Conference highlights the latest science from the Regional Monitoring Program, to which all SF Bay dischargers contribute as required by their NPDES permits.

ReNUWIt  is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution research center whose goal is to change the ways in which we manage urban water. Their research informs the development of sustainable urban water infrastructure, enabled by technological advances in natural and engineered systems, and informed by a deeper understanding of institutional frameworks. Members of their academic collaborative are based at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) is a network of local governments, non-government organizations, businesses, and individuals supporting policies and projects where producers share in the responsibility for managing problem products at end of life. BACWA supports the CPSC through BAPPG, due to its important role in advocating for pollution prevention in California.

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership was established in 1988 by the State of California and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act’s National Estuary Program when the San Francisco Estuary was designated as an estuary of national significance. The Partnership is a collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs, academia and business leaders working to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The Partnership’s work is guided by the development and implementation of the Estuary Blueprint, a comprehensive, collective vision for the Estuary’s future.