Conservation is one tool in the toolbox for meeting our state’s growing demand for water while supplies become more and more limited. ACWA is engaged on several fronts to ensure new water conservation requirements are implemented in a way that works for public water agencies statewide and to help secure funding and other technical assistance for agencies as they expand their conservation efforts.

Latest News about Conservation

Delta Waterway Cleanup Program Includes Watershed Stewardship Training for Schoo
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy is co-hosting two environmental education activities in the Delta as part of its spring Delta... read»
Save Our Water Launches ‘Californians Don’t Waste’ PSA Campaign
Save Our Water – a partnership between ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – has launched a ‘... read»
Recent Rains Douse Need for Sprinklers
California’s recent rains have doused  –  at least temporarily – the need for lawn watering, so residents... read»
Save Our Water -- the state’s largest water conservation program -- is urging Californians to check their sprinkler systems and... read»
“Plant Now, Save Later” Campaign Touts Benefits of Fall Planting
Fall is a great time to plant a beautiful, spring garden. That’s the message that the Save Our Water campaign, Sunset magazine and... read»

Policy Principles

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and its member public water agencies have an acute and essentially proprietary... read more»
While California has made great strides in water conservation and efficiency in recent years, the collective impacts of drought, climate... read more»

Latest Regulatory Updates

The Department of Water Resources has formed an Urban Stakeholder Committee to discuss water conservation requirements under SBX7 7.... read more»
The 2009 legislative package requires a statewide 20% reduction in urban per capita water use by 2020. It requires that urban water... read more»

Other articles

The Save Our Water program is calling on Californians to “get real” about water conservation with a new “Real People,... read more»
With all signs pointing to continued water supply challenges, many California communities are tightening their water belts. Learn about... read more»

Upcoming Conservation Events

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Water yield and Sierra forest management has emerged as a critical issue. Severe drought, increasingly massive fire incidents, fuel loaded...