The Growing Water Smart program is helping rural and urbanizing communities integrate water and land use planning to better ensure their sustainability and resilience. Explore our resources and join the network of Growing Water Smart professionals scaling solutions to California’s water challenges.

In the Golden State, where water is a precious resource, we understand the critical need to integrate water conservation and efficiency with strategic land use plans, policies, and processes. The Growing Water Smart program serves as a convener for land use planners, policymakers, and water resource managers, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between responsible land development and water conservation and efficiency. 

California faces unprecedented challenges in sustainable water supply, from prolonged drought to shifting climate patterns. By fostering collaboration between decision-makers, planners, and water retailers, Growing Water Smart envisions a California where every drop counts. Join us in cultivating a water-smart culture, where the integration of land use planning and water conservation leads to resilient communities and a thriving environment. Together, let’s shape a future where California’s landscapes flourish, and water resources sustain for generations to come. 

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California Growing Water Workshop

We are hosting a Southern California workshop June 3-5, 2024. Applications are due April 19, 2024.


California Growing Water Smart Technical Assistance

All past workshop participants are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $10,000 to support their Growing Water Smart action plan implementation.