The CaDC provides an integrated suite of open analytics to support water managers in meeting their reliability objectives. These tools fall into a few key categories, which are summarized below and then examined in greater detail:
Navigating statewide efficiency policy -- by having data integrated across utilities, CaDC analytics can be used to inform and understand the implications of prospective statewide policy using actual data that reflects the diversity of local circumstances and conditions.
Evaluating program effectiveness -- conservation and water efficiency programs have historically been a “feel good” action. By providing the foundation to rigorously evaluate demand management programs, data supports water managers in achieving reliability through an approach that balances new supply development and demand management.
Supporting service reliability -- increased water scarcity translates into lower water sales and often decreased revenue. The CaDC has developed a new rate modeling tool to illustrate at a high level the impact of prospective rate shifts on customer bills and district revenue.