CaDC Governance Structure

Steering Committee

  • Each CaDC member contributing its full annual assessment to the CaDC will be permitted to have a representative on the Steering Committee.

    • Each CaDC member will designate a steering committee member and alternate.

    • This will be subject to reconsideration based on future growth of the CaDC and Board participation.

    • Scheduled quarterly meetings and tactical updates as needed

  • Non-retail water utilities can also become fully subscribing CaDC members and participate in the steering committee. Such agencies participate by supporting CaDC research projects and are eligible to participate in the steering committee in the fiscal year in which they fund projects.

  • Participating members of the CaDC will not represent the CaDC without being designated to do so by Steering Committee and shall at all times adhere to the CaDC Policy Principles.

  • Final completed work products may be presented to external entities by CaDC staff. Staff will keep the Steering Committee informed of such presentations.

    • Staff and members will follow the CaDC Policy Principles when presenting projects or information associated with the CaDC


  • Approve the final scope of work for common CaDC projects.

    • Project will be proposed/refined by the data action teams for approval. (This section does not limit the ability of CaDC members to choose to share their data for specific partner projects)

    • Scope of work will include, at a minimum: Project purpose statement; initial assumptions; source(s) of data; project partners; timeline; budget; and deliverables.

  • Review and approve the annual budget and expenditures for the CaDC.

  • Approve any revisions to the scope of work and budget for common CaDC projects.

  • Approve grant funding applications and agreements prior to implementation.

  • Approve the final completed work product prior to publication or dissemination.

    • Director will report progress and present final deliverable to the Steering Committee.

    • Draft results will not be distributed outside of the Data Collaborative.

  • Review and approve new members and will have the right to revoke membership if required.

CaDC Project Manager

  • Accountable to the Steering Committee.


  • Administration of the CaDC.

  • Prepare annual budget and track expenditures and revenue.

  • Prepares scope of work and work plan for each project in the Analytics Agreement, including the following:

    • Project purpose statement; initial assumptions; source of data; project partners; timeline; budget; and deliverables.

  • Coordinates with CaDC collaborators to complete projects.

  • Updates Data Action Teams and Steering Committee.

  • Pursues appropriate grant funding and prepares grant applications.

  • Direct and hire project staff to deliver on approved analytics projects

  • Present CaDC Policy Principles to be reviewed and revised by the Steering Committee, as needed.

Data Action Teams

  • CaDC members and external stakeholders able to participate.

  • Data Action Team participants are not permitted to share draft results outside of the CaDC.


  • Review, refine and provide input to Project Manager on proposed project scopes of work and work plans.

  • Provide technical review resources for projects in process.

  • Review and comment on draft work products.

  • Approval and summarization of work products