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Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management

Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

DWR Water Use Efficiency Resources

2014 Drought Response

The WUE programs listed below provide key water conserving information on each topic. To view water conservation materials, click on the topic heading, publications bullet or associated picture. The menu of associated publications will either appear or you will be redirected to the website where the publications for that topic are maintained. Use the links in the gray bar at the left to find out more information on each program.

The WUE 2014 Drought Response Tools homepage provides information on a wide variety of topics, activities and management actions specifically related to the 2014 Drought.

To view a list of DWR publications from other sections of the Department, click here.

To view a list of DWR drought publications, click here.


A companion drought response website, Save Our Water, a water conservation website highlighting residential water conservation materials maintained by the Association of California Water Agencies, can also be accessed by clicking the icon to the right.

Materiales de conservación de agua con Ahorre Nuestra Agua también están disponibles en español.


California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)

Provides irrigation scheduling and other weather information to assist California's irrigators manage their water resources efficiently.

CIMIS Resources


Land and Water Use

Collects land and water use data and develops water use estimates required for statewide water planning and water transfers.



Guidance on water efficient landscapes and irrigation best practices that offer the highest potential for water savings.



Recycled Water

Use of water originating at a municipal wastewater plant that has been treated to a quality that enables it to be beneficially reused according to standards and uses identified in Title 22 of the California Water Code.


Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs)

Resources for urban water suppliers on how individual water suppliers currently and plan to use and supply water for their customers.


Water Conservation News

Water Conservation News was a quarterly publication prepared by the DWR's WUE Branch between 2002 and 2008. Archived versions of the publication are available here.



Leak Detection

Locating leaks within distribution systems can reduce water loss and save money.



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