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Funding programs for water management and efficiency measures




Looper, Sheri A., author
Slavin, Tracy S., author
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, publisher

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The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has played a significant role, in partnership with water users, States, and other interested parties, to help improve water resource management and the efficiency of water use in the western United States. The Mid-Pacific Region of Reclamation has three water conservation grant programs to establish these partnerships, which provide funding opportunities for infrastructure improvements and delivery flexibility including, but not limited to, activities such as canal lining and piping, system automation, and water banks. Funding opportunities include the Water Conservation Field Services Program, the CALFED Water Use Efficiency Program, and the Water Marketing and Efficiency Challenge Grants. Each grant program has a unique focus while contributing to the overarching goal of water conservation. These grant programs provide tools to urban and agricultural delivery entities to manage their water more effectively, and thus use the same amount of water to meet additional or unmet needs or conserve by decreasing consumptive use.


Presented at Upgrading technology and infrastructure in a finance-challenged economy: a USCID water management conference held on March 23-26, 2010 in Sacramento, California.

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