Water Use Efficiency
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- The Water Conservation Act of 2009 (SB X7-7)
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- Agricultural Water Measurement Regulations
- Aggregated Farm-Gate Water Delivery Reporting
Urban Water Use Efficiency
- Leak Detection
- Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
- Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional
- Urban Water Management
- Independent Technical Panel (ITP)
- 20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan
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- Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
- Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector
- Drought Contingency Plan
- Land and Water Use
- California Water Plan Resource Management Strategy
- Recycled Municipal Water
- Urban Landscape Evapotranspiration
- Vegetative Assessment in an Urban Environment
Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
About Water Use Efficiency
- Provides expertise to local agencies and individuals regarding agricultural and urban water and energy conservation, reclamation and reuse of water, land and water use, and drainage management.
- Manages the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), which collects data from over 140 automated weather stations throughout the State. CIMIS provides reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and weather data to the public for irrigation scheduling and other purposes such as water balance analyses, pest management, energy generation, fire fighting, weather forecasting, and scientific research.
- Assists in establishing mobile laboratories that conduct irrigation system evaluations.
- Carries out data analysis, demonstration projects, and research to achieve energy and water use efficiency.
- Provides loans and grants to make more efficient use of water and energy resources.
- CIMIS GOES Dish and Receiver Installation. During December 3, 2012 – December 7, 2012, the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) staff, assisted by other DWR staff from DTS and O&M, installed a satellite dish and receiver for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational and Environmental Satellite (GOES). The dish was installed on the roof at the North Central Region Office building in West Sacramento. Data from the satellite will be used by the Spatial CIMIS model to produce daily maps of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and solar radiation at 2-km grid for the entire State of California, which are available to the public via the CIMIS web site and web services. The Spatial CIMIS ETo is calculated by coupling remotely sensed data from the GOES with interpolated weather parameters from individual CIMIS stations. The Spatial CIMIS model was developed by DWR and UC Davis and the installation of the GOES dish and box is part of an ongoing project to move the product to DWR.
- DWR is seeking grant proposals for desalination projects to support brackish water and seawater desalination as a water supply or quality option. DWR has released the Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) which describes the grant application process for potential grant applicants. The PSP is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/desalination/2014DesalGrants.cfm. Applications are due on January 16, 2014 Friday, at 5pm.
- A public workshop will be held to provide information about this PSP, including application requirements, application submittal process, and criteria for review and selection of applications. The workshop will be held in Sacramento and will be available as a webinar. Additional information is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/desalination/2014DesalGrants.cfm.
- The Independent Technical Panel (ITP) on Demand Management Measures met by webinar on December 5th, 2013. The ITP met to discuss information on demand management measures, necessary background information for the discussion on urban water management plans, and the agenda for the next meeting.
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hosted a workshop on November 15, 2013 on the energy intensity of water systems. To view the workshop, click here. The PDF of the presentation is here.
- In April 2012, Governor Brown signed Executive Order B-18-12 that requires State agencies to implement green building practices to improve energy, water and materials efficiency, improve air quality and working conditions for State employees, reduce costs to the State and reduce environmental impacts from State operations.
Executive Order B-18-12 requires State agencies to reduce agency-wide water use 10% by 2015 and 20% by 2020 as measured against a 2010 baseline. The 2015 and 2020 targets reinforce the SB X7-7 requirement that State agencies reduce water use at facilities they operate to support local water suppliers in meeting their targets.
Guidebook, AWMP template, and worksheets to assist agricultural water suppliers to prepare a 2012 agricultural water management plan. - agricultural water supplies must prepare and adopt an Agricultural Water Management Plan on or before December 31, 2012, update it on December 31, 2015, and on or before December 31 every five years thereafter. It must submit the plan to the entities identified in Water Code Section 10843. Copies of amendments or changes to the plans must be submitted to the entities identified in WC 10843(b) no later than 30 days after the adoption of the amendments or changes. This guidebook will assist agricultural water suppliers in completing their plans, and expedite DWR's review of the plans.
- Final 2012 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grants - Approximately $15 million in grant funding is available under this funding cycle. Proposals have been reviewed and evaluated. The Notice of Final Funding Decision and additional information is available at: