Urban Water Management
- Workshops and Webinars
- 2010 UWMP Guidebook and Files
- DWR Online Submittal Tool (DOST) for Urban Water Management Plans
- 2010 UWMP Tools
- External Publications
- 2010 UWMP Data
- 2010 UWMPs
- 2005 UWMPs
- SB610/SB221 Guidebook and FAQs
- Urban Drought Guidebook 2008 Updated Edition
- HQ and Regional Contacts
- Alameda County Water District (California)
- American Water Works Association (AWWA)
- California Urban Water Conservation Council
- Environment Canada
- Geological Survey
- Learning to be WaterWise Energy Efficient
- Seattle's Water Conservation Page
- Texas Water Resources Institute
- The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
- U.S. EPA Office of Water
- U.S. Water News
- Water Conservation Information for Water Professionals (AWWA Membership Required for Access)
- Water Conservation Information for Consumers
- Water Loss Control
DWR Related Links
Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Water Use and Efficiency
What are Urban Water Management Plans?
Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs) are prepared by California's urban water suppliers to support their long-term resource planning, and ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands.
Every urban water supplier that either provides over 3,000 acre-feet of water annually, or serves more than 3,000 urban connections is required to assess the reliability of its water sources over a 20-year planning horizon, and report its progress on 20% reduction in per-capita urban water consumption by the year 2020, as required in the Water Conservation Bill of 2009 SBX7-7.
The plans must be prepared every 5 years and submitted to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). DWR staff then reviews the submitted plans to make sure they have completed the requirements identified in the Water Code, Sections §10608– 10656, then submits a report to the Legislature summarizing the status of the plans.
For each round of UWMPs, DWR provides guidance for urban water suppliers. This includes preparation of a Guidebook, workshops, and program staff to assist in preparing comprehensive and useful water management plans, implementation of water conservation programs, and understanding the requirements of the Act.
2015 Urban Water Management Plans – Listening Session
DWR is beginning preparation of guidance to urban water suppliers for the 2015 round of UWMPs. As a first step in the process, DWR will host a listening session, via webinar, on September 3, 2014, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. to gather input from interested stakeholders on the guidance provided in the 2010 version of the Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook and comments and suggestions for the 2015 update to the Guidebook.
During the listening session, DWR will also present an overview of the timeline and process for the guidebook update. Comments, questions, and suggestions will be taken from the listening audience, and written comments will also be accepted through September 10, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DWR will also be forming a 2015 UWMP Guidebook Advisory Committee. The committee will likely meet through webinars that will be open to the public. A schedule of meetings will be posted to the Urban Water Management webpage.
The release of the 2015 update to the UWMP guidebook is targeted to be July 1, 2015, one year prior to the expected UWMP submittal date of July 1, 2016 (see pending legislation AB 2067 Weber).
2010 Urban Water Management Plans
Updates to this Website
Over the next several months, DWR will be updating this website with more information as it becomes available. Until then, if you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Gwen Huff at email@example.com.