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WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow)

Water is our most precious natural resource and is increasingly stressed by the demands our society places on it. Adequate water supplies are an essential element in human survival, ecosystem health, energy production, and economic sustainability. Significant climate change-related impacts on water supplies are well documented in the scientific literature and scientists are forecasting changes in hydrologic cycles. More on WaterSMART...

WaterSMART Implementation Plan


New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley (Sept. 22, 2014) - A new report released today by the Department of the Interior's Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor finds that projected changes in temperature and precipitation, combined with a growing population, will have significant impacts on water supplies, water quality, fish and wildlife habitats, ecosystems, hydropower, recreation and flood control, in California's Central Valley this century. News Release | Report


Six Organizations to Establish or Expand Watershed Activities Using Key Funding Assistance from Reclamation (Aug. 21, 2014) - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that $496,337 in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding will be made available for six groups to establish or expand a watershed group. Those groups are located in California, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico. More... | Project Descriptions


Applied Science Projects Receive $448,400 — Projects Will Inform Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (July 31, 2014) - Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that six applied science projects will receive $448,400 to deliver new capabilities for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. These projects will address priority resource needs identified by Reclamation and partners involved in both Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. More... | List of Selected Projects


Nine Projects Receive $1.29 Million from Reclamation for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies - (June 26, 2014) Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that Reclamation will provide $1.29 million to nine projects for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies. These nine projects are located in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. More... | List of Projects


Interior Announces Nearly $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water and Energy Efficiency Projects and River Basin Studies at Western Governors’ Annual Meeting - (June 9, 2014) Addressing the Western Governors’ Association today, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $17.8 million in water and energy efficiency grants available to 36 projects in the western United States and will provide $1.8 million for three river basin studies—for a total of $19.6 million in Federal funding. More... | Water and Energy Efficiency Grants | Basin Studies


Title XVI Feasibility Studies FOASecretary Jewell Announces $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects in Drought Stricken California - (May 15, 2014) As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to California communities suffering from the historic drought, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will invest $20 million in nine water reclamation and reuse projects. More... | Projects


WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Available to Establish or Expand Watershed Groups (May 7, 2014) - Reclamation's Cooperative Watershed Management Program is accepting applications from entities seeking to establish or expand watershed management groups. The funding opportunity announcement is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity R14AS00038. More... | FOA on Grants.gov

Last updated: 9/22/14

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WaterSMART - A Three Year Progress Report

The cover of the WaterSMART Thee Year Report showing the Colorado River going through the Southwest United States.The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program Issued a Three-Year Progress Report in 2012. The Program is saving water, finding better ways to stretch water supplies and helping partners plan to meet future water demands. More... | Report


2014 Funding Opportunities at a Glance


View the most recent WaterSMART News Releases:

September 22, 2014
New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California’s Central Valley

August 21, 2014
Six Organizations to Establish or Expand Watershed Activities Using Key Funding Assistance from Reclamation

August 11, 2014
Nine Desalination and Water Purification Research Projects and Pilot Studies Receive $1.4 million from the Bureau of Reclamation

July 31, 2014
Applied Science Projects Receive $448,400 — Projects Will Inform Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

June 26, 2014
Nine Projects Receive $1.29 Million from Reclamation for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies

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