Reclamation Report Available on Financial Assistance Programs for Water-Saving Activities in California

Media Contact: Paula Sunde, 951-695-5310
Robert Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: December 12, 2006

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a report entitled "Coordinating Government Programs and Policies to Advance Water Use Efficiency in California."

The report identifies public and private financial assistance opportunities that are available within California for water use efficiency programs. It also presents information about policies that support or conflict with water use efficiency measures; examples of successful Federal, State, regional and local strategies where collaborative interagency and stakeholder efforts have resulted in exemplary programs; and recommendations to funding agencies and fund-seeking entities to improve collaboration and implementation of water-saving projects.

The document is available from Ms. Jamie Banales, Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office, 27708 Jefferson Ave. Suite 202, Temecula, Calif, 92590; telephone (951) 695-5310; email:

The report is also available on-line at:

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