Water Boards Champions Cohorts

Champions Cohorts

The Water Boards Openscapes Champions Program is a mentorship and professional development opportunity for individuals and teams at the Water Boards.

Current and Upcoming Cohorts

2024 Spring Water Boards Cohort: From late-March through late-May 2024, the Water Boards will host a Champions Cohort, which will include up to 6 teams of no more than 6 individuals per team.

Want to apply for our Spring 2024 Cohort?

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The Water Boards Openscapes Team offered to present about this work and its future in our organization to management, internal roundtables, and work groups, starting in Nov 2023 (see presentation list). To request a presentation please email Anna Holder.

2024 Fall Water Boards Cohort: From mid-August through mid-October 2024, the Water Boards will host a Champions Cohort, which will include up to 6 teams of no more than 6 individuals per team.

Water Boards teams can apply now for the spring cohort & applications for the fall cohort will be accepted May 1 - Jun 30, 2024.

Water Boards Cohorts Summary

2023 Cohort 2022 Cohort
Number of Teams 6 3
Percent Water Boards Regions, Divisions, or Offices (RDOs) Represented 36% 9%
Number of RDOs Represented 8 2
Number of Individuals (Team Members + Instructors + Mentors) 31 19

Number of individual participants (Team Members = Left; Instructors and Mentors = Right) in each Water Boards Region, Division, or Office (RDO) by Water Boards Openscapes Cohort. See RDO definitions below.
Water Boards Region, Division, or Office Acronyms or Abbreviations and their definitions
Acronym or Abbreviation Definition
RDO Water Boards Region, Division, or Office
DAS Division of Administrative Services
DDW Division of Drinking Water
DFA Division of Financial Assistance
DIT Division of Information Technology
DWQ Division of Water Quality
DWR Division of Water Rights
OCC Office of Chief Counsel
OE Office of Enforcement
OIMA Office of Information Management and Analysis
OLA Office of Legislative Affairs
OPA Office of Public Affairs
OPP Office of Public Participation
ORPP Office of Research, Planning, and Performance
R1 Region 1 – North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
R2 Region 2 – San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board
R3 Region 3 – Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
R4 Region 4 – Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
R5 Region 5 – Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
R6 Region 6 – Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
R7 Region 7 – Colorado River Regional Water Quality Control Board
R8 Region 8 – Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
R9 Region 9 – San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
Water Boards California State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, collectively