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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


FY 2015 Title XVI FOAWaterSMART Grants Available from Reclamation to Conserve Water and Improve Energy Efficiency (Oct. 30, 2014) - Reclamation is inviting States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west. More... | FOA


FY 2015 Title XVI FOAAuthorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available (Oct. 30, 2014) - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from congressionally authorized sponsors of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects for cost-shared funding to plan, design or construct their projects. The funding opportunity is part of Reclamation's activity under the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART initiative, which focuses on improving water conservation, sustainability and helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. More... | Funding Opportunity Announcement


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

 

Last updated: 10/30/14

WaterSMART Clearinghouse Website

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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:

November 05, 2014
Commitment to Address Climate Change Issues Highlighted in Reclamation Climate Adaptation Strategy

October 30, 2014
WaterSMART Grants Available from Reclamation to Conserve Water and Improve Energy Efficiency

October 30, 2014
Authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available

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

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