Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the release of a study – authorized by Congress and jointly funded and prepared by the
Bureau of Reclamation and the seven Colorado River Basin states – that projects water supply and demand imbalances throughout the Colorado
River Basin and adjacent areas over the next 50 years.
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Secretarial Order No. 3289 establishes Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), a network of public-private partnerships that provide
shared science to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources.
Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and although the United States has an abundant supply, it is not evenly distributed
throughout the country. Recent droughts illustrate that many areas are severely undersupplied. Federal facilities have a tremendous
opportunity to lead by example within their communities to showcase innovative and cost-effective water efficiency strategies.
WaterSMART Three-Year Progress Report
The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program is saving water, finding better ways to stretch existing supplies and helping partners
plan to meet future water demands, according to a three-year progress report on the program released today. The program was launched by Secretary
of the Interior Ken Salazar in 2010.
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February 10, 2015: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on its draft Drought Response Program evaluation criteria. This new program, based on its existing drought authorities, will provide funding for: Drought contingency planning:... More
February 10, 2015: A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants’ vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from... More
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The WaterSMART Challenge
The Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ken Salazar, has set a goal for the WaterSMART Initiative to enable
capability to increase available water supply for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and environmental uses in the Western
United States by 490,000 acre feet by the end of 2012 through Reclamation’s conservation related programs, such as the
Title XVI Water Recycling and Reuse Program and Water and Energy Efficiency Grants. Click here for more information.
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