In 1996, Reclamation created the Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP). The WCFSP is designed to encourage water conservation by assisting water agencies with developing and implementing effective water management and conservation plans. It also facilitates coordination between state and other local conservation program efforts, and generally to foster improved water management on a regional, statewide and watershed basis.
The WCFSP is designed to be flexible, allowing area offices and regions to implement the program to fit local needs and to compliment and support other federal, state, tribal, and local water conservation efforts. Assistance can be provided in the form of technical advice or financial incentives.
Water Conservation Field Services Program Guidance:
- Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (PL 97-293)
- Directives and Standards: WTR 01-01 - Administering Water Conservation Plans Pursuant to Statutory and Contractual Requirements
- Directives and Standards: WTR 01-02 - Administering the Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP)
Water Conservation Plan Preparation:
- Achieving Efficient Water Management : A Guidebook for Preparing Agricultural Water Conservation Plans (Second Edition, September 2000)
- EPA Water Conservation Plan Guidelines
Water Conservation Plan Measures Guidance:
Technical Projects Program Manager
Bureau of Reclamation
Columbia-Cascades Area Office
1917 Marsh Road
Yakima WA 98901-2058